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Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner
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  • "Fools love it here so much that there's very little turnover, meaning there's not obvious upward mobility(in 8 reviews)

  • "TMF is going through growing pains right now, trying to figure out how to preserve its core culture while becoming a "grown up" company(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motley Fool for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits - flexitime and working from home. Happy office environment. Unlimited holiday - within reason, of course, but its not counted to the day.

    Cons

    Not the greatest pay maybe!

    Motley Fool2016-03-21
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Dream Job"

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    Current Employee - Advisor/Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motley Fool full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people, the mission, the benefits, the office, etc.... ultimate dream job.

    Cons

    Literally cannot think of a single con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Let's continue to make the world smarter, happier, and richer.

    Motley Fool2019-07-16
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Purpose x People = Prosperity"

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    Current Employee - President/Chief Executive Officer 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Motley Fool full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Extremely high employee engagement scores (north of 85%) emerging from a culture team that really cares and smart people across the company, working toward a higher purpose together. The business is in an excellent financial position and is 100% owned by past and present employees.

    Cons

    Hitting scale with numerous solutions is going to require a lot of work on prioritization, communication, recognition, and... learning how to say no. I’m optimistic because the company understands this.

    Advice to Management

    As often as is reasonably possible, make sure to be on the same page about the bigger decisions because the downstream effects can be subsntantial.

    Motley Fool2019-06-30
  4. "Autonomous workplace"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Alexandria, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motley Fool full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employees are given a lot of flexibility. Many perks like unlimited paid vacation, reduced rate hair cuts in the office, standing desks.

    Cons

    Things can shift quickly. Many employees hoard clutter in an open office environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep on trucking!

    Motley Fool2019-07-03
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn and grow as an analyst. Some of the best stock-picking minds out there."

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    Current Employee - Equity Analyst in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Motley Fool full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, lot's of flexibility

    Cons

    not much to talk about

    Advice to Management

    keep at it

    Motley Fool2019-06-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motley Fool full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The Motley Fool's mission is to deliver excellent advice and research to our subscribers, in an accessible and fun way. As a team working on this mission, we're encouraged to harness our passion and use our best judgement to achieve this goal. Our goals and our members' goals are aligned: when they do well, we do well. The company treats team members very well by creating a stimulating and fun place to work, very generous...

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    Cons

    Honestly, none. I believe that if you can't be happy at the Motley Fool, the problem is with you, not the company.

    Advice to Management

    Fool On!

    Motley Fool2019-04-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful people, fun environment"

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    Former Employee - Full Time in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Motley Fool full-time

    Pros

    - Wonderful people - Fun environment - Important mission

    Cons

    At times there are challenges making business-purpose tradeoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Consider implementing a process, perhaps a checklist, which ensures that our day-to-day decision-making is as thoroughly aligned with our values as possible.

    Motley Fool2019-04-13
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good employer for beginners."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Motley Fool full-time

    Pros

    Lots of attention given to staff activities.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility for staff.

    Motley Fool2019-02-12
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great place, but not perfect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motley Fool full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employees have a voice. Leadership cares and is accessible. Relatively common for people to "change careers" without leaving the company. Company is constantly exploring new opportunities and ideas. Great benefits.

    Cons

    It's all the cons that are the flip side of the pro's: Can be frustrating to express your strong views and not have them embraced (try pleasing hundreds of people at once). There are more "guidelines" than rules, and that flexibility can create confusion at times. Would be a difficult place for someone who prefers a lot of structure, direction and clear advancement path. The great benefits and overall environment...

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    Advice to Management

    The Fool is a great place TO WORK. Please continue to reinforce to employees that TMF is (and has to be) A BUSINESS first. You have great and engaged founders, and please continue to reinforce that a great work environment and a great business go hand-in-hand, and that a growing business is what pays the bills for the amazing culture AND creates job growth. Now... I have to get back to reading my latest book from...

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    Motley Fool2018-12-29
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Best Place I've Ever Worked"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motley Fool full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You hear people all the time who say it's their dream to work at the Motley Fool. Everything you hear about progressive companies -- unlimited PTO, flexible work hours, trust in their employees, great culture, autonomy, great people, etc. -- happens at the Fool. Over the past 7 years, I've worked at 3 other companies before coming to the Fool. I am being honest when I say that the Motley Fool is the best place I have...

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    Cons

    The only con I have heard of, and I have not been here long enough to experience it myself, is that the trajectory at the Motley Fool tends to plateau after many years (I'm talking about 7-10 years). The reason people have left is because they felt that their careers have stagnated, despite the perks, freedom, etc., and the wanted to try something different -- i.e. they get the 7-year itch. Another con is that the...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide an enriching, challenging, autonomous, and lighthearted experience for your employees. The Fool's motto is to "Educate, Amuse, and Enrich". I think this applies to all aspects, including hiring and culture. If you keep cultivating good people and building trust, you'll keep the buoyant culture and having people (like myself) excited and who can't wait to come to work everyday.

    Motley Fool2018-09-07
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