I worked at WebMediaBrands as a contractor (Less than a year)
people try hard but morale is low
Company has been falling and there is no end in sight
I have been working at WebMediaBrands full-time
Many smart and engaging coworkers.
Short-term strategy prevails over long-term. Penny-wise, pound-foolish is also an MO: Company doesn't willingly/fully reimburse legitimate employee expenses.
Advice to Management
Focus on building quality content over the long term instead of places to grab pennies in the short term. Respect and listen to the train journalists on staff. Bring better synergy to former MediaBistro and Inside Networks properties.
1.) Relaxed working environment.
2.) Good work/personal life Balance.
3.) You can spend weeks not doing a thing and get paid for it.
1.) You can spend weeks not doing a thing and get paid for it. Management all the way up to the Executive level had no clue what they were doing and consistently wasted their human resources. I lost track of how many times I sat around doing nothing while I was waiting for decisions to be made by management.
2.) The company has no direction, no vision, they are completely reactionary and slow moving. No one in upper management has the courage to lay out a plan, execute it, and take responsibility for the results; they choose the safest, easiest route so they can save their jobs and it shows in all of their results.
3.) They have a huge portfolio of domains that they don't cultivate at all, this company is a graveyard for popular sites. If you own a site and care about it at all, don't sell it to them, they will strangle every penny out of the site and leave it for dead with the hundreds of other sites they have killed. MediaBistro will be their next victim guaranteed.
Advice to Management
Grow some backbone and try to act instead of react, you will always be the bottom of the barrel if you continue to ride the tail end of technology waves. Hint: The time for mobile was 5 years ago.
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