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Meltwater Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Business Service
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Cision, iSentia, TrendKite
Meltwater, the global leader in media intelligence, helps companies make better, more informed business decisions based on insights from the outside. More than 25,000 organizations in 121 countries use the Meltwater media intelligence platform to stay on top of billions of ... Read more

Mission: We believe that business strategy will be increasingly shaped by insights from online data. Organizations will look outside, beyond their internal reporting systems to a world of data that is constantly growing and changing. Our customers use these insights to make timely ... Read more

Meltwater Reviews

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Meltwater CEO & Founder Jorn Lyseggen
Jorn Lyseggen
158 Ratings
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    I have been working at Meltwater full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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Meltwater Interviews

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cardiff, Wales
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Meltwater (Cardiff, Wales).

    Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • What would you say has been your biggest failure because of personal weakness?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • 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

    18 Companies With Offices We Can't Believe Are Real

    When it comes to loving your job, there's a lot that comes into play. An awesome boss, friendly co-workers, and challenging responsibilities all make heading into work feel more like a privilege than a chore. But, let's be honest-a sweet office doesn't hurt either.

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    Meltwater acquires Oxford Uni spin-out Wrapidity to add AI to media monitoring capabilities

    Meltwater, the self-described 'media intelligence' company, has acquired Wrapidity, a U.K.-based AI startup that has built technology to automate the extraction of data from unstructured web-based content. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, including how much Oxford University, from where Wrapidity spun-out in early 2015, will benefit, though I understand it only held a minor share in the company via its technology transfer arm.

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Meltwater Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Canada, Great Place to Work Institute, 2016
  • SIIA CODiE Award Finalist, SIIA - Codie Awards, 2016
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