Marketwired Employee Reviews about "senior management"

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  • "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)

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  • "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. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Change is good... Changing direction every week is costly.

      Aug 29, 2013 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some good people on the front line. Decent compensation and benefits package. Good work/life balance

      Cons

      No project is ever completed due to senior management changing direction Senior Management turns every 6 months to 1 year The brand has been completely redone 3 times in 2 years HR is dysfunctional, though there are good people in HR Townhall meetings every month to 6 weeks for Senior Management to brag about themselves Incredibly low morale through out the company

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      9 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Like their core business, this company is going to die with the death of press releases.

      Apr 26, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone who isn't in management are hard working, intelligent and great. Sysomos products are amazing but time will take it's toll on that product too. Not much else can be considered positive.

      Cons

      Let's start with the logo; as a user on a review site said, "Their new logo looks like a crumpled up Gmail Logo." That good to great speech is nonsense. Great companies do not rebrand 6 times in a decade, they addressed and solved the current issues they had and then maybe rebrand after success. After numerous re brands, no one can still explain what the company stands for or what we do. There's no transparency on messaging internally so how can anyone understand us externally? Marketwire acquired Sysomos 3 years ago and has yet to do anything with the technology. Great companies don't wait to start incorporating new technology to make their products better, look at Salesforce. Then again how can Marketwire use Sysomos technology when the people at Marketwire don't understand much and move at snail pace (also the reason why Resonate has taken years to be developed and released). Townhalls are a waste of time. The same speeches and info is passed on, management just sugar coating info to employees and trying to make us believe in the company. I don't care about what you have to say, I want to see results. If your employees have to sell and make a quota based on numbers, then management should have to prove what they're telling us or get fired. Seems fair. There are some hard working individuals who get taken advantage of or aren't compensated for properly. When Marketwire says they put their employees first, they lie. What incentives do you offer your employees? What recognition do we get? What validation do you give your employees for their hard work? Also hate the fire drills and panic that comes with the company. There's so much stress, anxiety, frustration and negativity you could cut it with a knife. People in senior management are clueless; those folks don't even know their own products and offerings, don't know what their own products can or cannot do, are living in the 70's and will never be able to be innovators or thought leaders if you don't know what you do yourself. They're also under the impression that we can be the next apple or Google, that will never happen for a number of reasons: those companies have great values and products, they know who they are and what they do, they also provide opportunities and incentives to their employees. This company is just a joke.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A company with a "DO NOT ENTER" sign.

      Feb 26, 2014 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - location is fantastic if you are commuting via subway or GO since it is right at Union - pay is competitive for SOME positions, in comparison to other companies

      Cons

      Where do I begin? There is a joke that goes around today still (which holds truth) where there should probably be a Marketwired Support Group for current/past employees who have been "Marketwired", have had enough and left, or are still unfortunately battling on in the war zone. The viewpoints I share are my own and you can take it with a grain of salt, but this is a true depiction of my experience and observation at this organization. The number one problem I would say, is that senior management does not have a clue as to how to properly manage their people. Marketwired has been bleeding talent PROFUSELY for about 4 years in the time I was there. There is an alarming number of employees that have left, either on their own or involuntarily, which has made for terrible contingency planning and massive loss of knowledge transfer. This can be attributed to the number of times executive management has changed (also over the course of 4 years) which has led to poor strategic initiatives and waste of capital budget on throw-away projects. Do you see the relativity here with management change and high turnover? While Marketwired has recently hired some executives from big-name companies like Yahoo or with some 'valley' or military background, this does not necessarily equate to a better management team. In fact, it's more of an old boys' club with elitist attitude who make decisions behind closed doors. So, forget the open-door policy! It's quite the opposite I assure you. The fact is, is that employees have had enough with the lack of strategic vision and more importantly, guidance and support. The second issue, which follows appropriately, is that there is no voice or support for the worker bees! WHERE IS HR WHEN THEY ARE NEEDED? It's amazing how MW employees get these glamour speeches from HR or from townhalls about having an awesome culture and how it's so great to work here but you know what? It's all rubbish because HR is not doing ENOUGH to address the high turnover and lack of morale. I can tell you that there have been a number of complaints that have gone through HR but nothing was done. Not a darn thing. At this rate they're going, there will be no one to row the boat so good luck. I can go on here but I'll end it with this: if you care about your health and sanity, I would highly recommend you reconsider if you are looking to apply here. If you're looking for growth - forget about it because there's nowhere to go and performance doesn't mean anything!

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      7 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Wired - Less

      May 8, 2013 - Account Executive in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Life Balance The Hard Working Staff (Director level and below)

      Cons

      Senior Management that makes work to hide their glaring incompetencies from the Board. No project ever gets completed. Canadian press release volume dropping 20% year over year. Sysomos leadership (the brains of the product) leaving. Sales management bailing/fired. Staff turnover and over and over.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, very mundane work experience, biased supervisors.

      Mar 20, 2015 - Editor in El Segundo, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people will probably always be the only good thing about Marketwired. There is a group of wonderful, smart, capable editors that are doing the day-to-day work. Everyone is very nice. Office culture is pretty laid back and casual. Lunch is provided on occasion.

      Cons

      Senior management seems extremely out of touch and there is a huge amount of client issues that plague the editorial department. People get to walk all over the editors and supervisors simply dissent to them. Leadership operates on a favorites-only basis. The corporate memos and messages seem super unorganized. There is a huge disparity between certain editorial staffs' work output.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Has its benefits and problems

      Sep 2, 2011 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Middle management down is amazing! Extremely talented and bright people that are passionate and care about building a solid product.

      Cons

      Constantly preventing senior management from messing everything up. Lack of clear direction outside of a pretty vision that has no real plan of execution to get us there.

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      2 people found this review helpful
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