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Good company, Tough times

Former Employee - Group Account Director  in  New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Group Account Director in New York, NY (US)

I worked at WebMD Health full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

The product for end-users is very good -- both consumers and medical professionals. Most people are good, as are many in management.

Cons

The growth has flattened and the ad products are no longer as competitive as they had been -- especially an issue on the consumer side. Sales-driven culture with the pros/cons that come along with that. Restructuring now -- hopefully things are bottoming out.

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    Nepotism = No Trust

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at WebMD Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Office are nice
    Salary is competitive
    Strong workforce

    Cons

    How does the leading health information provider that sells space to the richest companies in the world still manage to fail?

    As a former employee, let me explain how:

    Nepotism. If you're considering WebMD and want my advice, my first answer would be a question "are you friends with any current director or VP?" If the answer is "no" I would simply keep looking. That one factor is the single biggest variable in your likelihood of success at WebMD. If you're not a friend, all your great ideas and energy will be seen as a threat. I've seen it over and over during my 3 year stint with the company. The Atlanta office is basically run like a government agency, the only difference are that the hours are longer and the work is more intense.

    I read a Glassdoor review from a WebMD HR person and they nailed it. If you're a high achiever, and you're not someone's longtime friend, you'll be perceived as a threat. Forget about transparency on growth and development because there is none. If you work hard, you may get a an official email saying thanks, and sadly some sideways stares from your supervisor. Work hard enough, just not TOO hard. Ask to grow, but don't seem ambitious. Yes, it's very complicated, but the downward trajectory of the company is very simple.

    For all those hoping that having a "great brand on my resume" will make up for this malaise, you should probably also consider the opportunity cost to your career as you stagnate for years working so hard to receive so little in return, with no promise of a brighter future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a chance and hire someone who's not your buddy. Get out of your comfort zone. This is a publicly traded company. Start acting like it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Growing and evolving into something good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WebMD Health

    Pros

    Great people, smart, fast paced, never a dull moment

    Cons

    Still not totally mature but getting there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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