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I have been working at Meltwater full-time (More than 8 years)
Quick progression, personal development, learn the ropes of B2B sales and how to transfer those skills into people management. Competitive salary structure where hard work is rewarded. Focus placed on potential more than historic achievements when hiring. International travel. Opportunities to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and quickly develop a varied skill set.
Being a self starter is essential so don't rely on others to motivate you. This is difficult for some. Dealing with rejection and highs/lows can also be difficult.
Advice to Management
Continue to instill trust and belief in the potential of the individual as it will pay back ten fold. Remember that everyone has been in the role you're coaching that person to improve at. Lead and manage through empathy. Take time to coach the individual, not just tell them the answer or what to do.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Meltwater (Cardiff, Wales).
Definitely a strange one. I'm glad I applied and glad I made it as far through the process I did because it was an interesting experience... I'm also glad I didn't get the job though.
First inform interview is a telephone call and a talk through your cv. Then you get passed on for an informal meeting with the Managing Director which is just them feeling you out really.
Then things get serious at the Group Interview. You have to give a whole half day to two sessions, an hour and a half purely on Meltwater and their 'ethos'. Then an hour and a half on you and your fellow interviewees. One of the interview panel commented that he originally thought the company was 'culty' and he kind of hit the nail on the head there. The company is a lifestyle and you have to be seriously keen to make the cut. They really want you to buy the spin.
Group interview was a group exercise on a company from the news and how they could use the products, a debate and a 30 second elevator pitch. This was all genuinely fun and a really useful experience to have had... but like I said I'm glad it didn't transpire to an actual job offer because there is definitely no room in Meltwater for anyone that isn't drinking the Kool Aid in terms of die hard enthusiasm. That being said - the employees were very happy there and I know it gets glowing reviews from them. If you're an enthusiastic sales person who loves work rock climbing trips then this is the place for you! It's definitely not me though
Our New York office featured on The Muse at number two on their list of "18 Companies With Offices We Can't Believe Are Real" http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQaTt