Marketwired Employee Reviews about "great people"

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Pros
  • "When I worked at Marketwired, I had the benefit of a kind boss that hired me directly out of University (with no prior experience)(in 9 reviews)

  • "Most fellow employees are great people to work with(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management is out of touch with what editorial does for the company(in 8 reviews)

  • "Senior management seems extremely out of touch and there is a huge amount of client issues that plague the editorial department(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      An honest review from someone who has not been fired.

      Apr 11, 2013 - Sysomos Support in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      After reading a number of reviews I feel someone needs to point out that many of these are created from people who have been let go from the company and offer little insight as to what job had to do with it. I have been happily working with Sysomos / Marketwire / Marketwired for over three years and have witnessed a lot of change and the people that changed with it. The company changed from WIRE services to Social media and some people were not able to keep up. PROS - Great People - After traveling to several offices I have met amazing friends for life. - Exciting Industry : Marketwired made a decision to buy Sysomos (a leading Toronto social media marketing software company) which has opened opportunities to work with companies like Google, Red Bull, agencies and attend industry meetings. This company is sort of a cross road of Software Sales, Product Management, Social media, PR and Marketing. - Room to Grow : The company is corporate but still gives every employee visibility to C level management and often provides internal job postings. Recently I have witnessed an account manager carve out an entire new product line with support from C-Level staff and is now a product manager. All teams are growing rapidly and if you are determined you can find a new role and apply for education and benefits. - It's Successful : We are hiring, we are closing deals and making money. People tend to forget this when they talk about the company spiraling. - Perks : Marketwire offers flexible hours, and travel option to most of it's team. They offer a matching plan for my RRSP and full medical.

      Cons

      Brand Identity and Uniformed Products : With taking on a new software the company is still mid re-brand which can be confusing. Marketing has gone through growing pains but seems to be on track. Sales Focus : This is a role for those that understand that this is a business that has targets. The sales team is large and is a focus of all aspects of the company. This can be frustrating for developers, product fans and agency people. These people makes lots of money too. Deal with that. Change : This can be a pro of con but what is clear from all the reviews including my own is this company is changing. Changing branding, Management, structure and culture. I for one enjoy this and learn from both success and mistakes. However, I know this is not for everyone that

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Acceptable place to work but low morale

      Aug 26, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      great salary, flexible duty and hour if you are in a certain product group. Some great people in the other department. Interesting technology.

      Cons

      Mediocre company talent at best. Older management that is very weak in tech. Most managerial personnel seem to lack basic common sense of the obvious. Management is paranoid, and especially HR is incompetent. (Some VERY CAPABLE people in HR NOT being recognized) . Management resorts to outsourcing agencies to complete tasks. (even none arm's length? we do not know). Management likes to talk about processes, holds town meetings. Deploy five managers for one actual worker. Extreme incompetence in head hunting for the new officer level manager.

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Mediocre to bad

      Jun 15, 2015 - Product Development in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Some really great people work there.

      Cons

      What was once an innovative company (pre-2010) has devolved into a “me, too” mentality. While there are still some folks in senior leadership who understand the business, what it will take to succeed, and the ability to execute, for the most part, the rest are mediocre at best. Technology leadership is joke; I don’t know how else to say it. I took less money to leave this company and am leaps and bounds happier now.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      For every step forward, they take 3 back.

      Mar 15, 2013 - Client Relations Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great people working on the ground floor.

      Cons

      Terrible executive teams. They claim they put employees first, but in reality they care more about the bottom line then their employees who help with the bottom line.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a great place to work

      Dec 21, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Pays the bills Most fellow employees are great people to work with Office is easily accessible by car/transit

      Cons

      Low workplace morale Failure to provide clear company direction Uninvolved/Dishonest management Incomplete and incorrect information regularly provided to placate employees No opportunities for advancement Low pay for industry Excessively poor work/life balance Few organized team building activities Works off of a high turnover/low pay business model, rather than investing in longterm employee development

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Fast paced company defining social communications, working with big brands and aggressively growing.

      May 14, 2014 - Sales in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Great people, collaborative environment that focus's both on individual and team achievement. There is a good mix of veterans with 5+ years experience and new team members with a fresh perspective. Solutions are good and you get to really help your clients, rather than just serve them. Marketwired has managed to stay a step ahead of the market, and their competitors, which make it easy and fun to add value. Client list is great and the smart people you get the work with aren't just internal, great exposure to early adopters and influencers. Company vision is compelling and achievable. Lot's of room to grow in an evolving market.

      Cons

      Social Media is driving change across the world of communications, it's no different at Marketwired, as the company sets the stage for it's next wave of growth, many processes and practices need to change. This can be unsettling for some people. While there is plenty of space for influence, if you crave stability, this probably isn't best situation you. At times can be chaotic, however, those that embrace the pace of social evolution, will find the challenge rewarding.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great experience overall

      Mar 26, 2014 - Sales in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Great people across the board. Coworkers were smart, easy to work with and eager to lend a helping hand. I have had some great managers that taught me invaluable career building skills. Sysomos has great brand recognition and many top fortune 100 clients. Social listening products have been historically best of breed. Hard work is rewarded. Great experience overall.

      Cons

      Slow product updates and adaption to fast moving market.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Invest in employees

      Feb 28, 2013 - Associate Editor 
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      Pros

      Some great people with whom to work; casual dress code

      Cons

      Everything else. Low pay for employees (especially Account Coordinators and Editorial). Taken off the floor for "town hall" meetings that have little to nothing to so with the above departments. There is also an attitude as if ACs and Editors are a bunch of worker bees and easily replaceable when the truth is if these two departments were to go on strike for a day, the company would utterly collapse. You're lied to about bonuses and raises. They are constantly put off and if you say something you are frowned upon as if you are some troublemaker when you only want a reasonable salary for your hard work. Some supervisors don't want to address main issues and are concerned with only keeping their jobs and actually have no real power to address issues. Clients get away with murder if they stomp and yell enough and ACs and editors are just told to deal with it. The company is extremely cheap when doing small things for these particular employees. Even the Christmas party is done in an overtly cheap and piecemeal manner. The executives have no idea what editors and ACs do and barely talk to them if they decide to grace us with their presence. They act as if the employees are their main concern, but they are really not. Good people leave and the other good people left wonder why they stay and realize it's because they can't at the moment find a job elsewhere in their field. The sales department is not properly trained and as a result don't know how to manage cilent expectations. ACs are made to handle much of the sales reps jobs and aren't compensated and editors get yelled at becuase clients were lied to by some reps so they could close a sale.

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