Motley Fool Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Jul 7, 2021

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  • "The Motley Fool is committed to helping its employees grow and develop their own personal skills(in 31 reviews)

  • "But did you know that there is a Slack channel with an amateur meteorologist who updates Fools on the weather(in 27 reviews)

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  • "The company is currently hard at work to create more diversity and foster inclusion among Fools(in 12 reviews)

  • "I believe that if you can't be happy at the Motley Fool, the problem is with you, not the company(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work!

      Jul 7, 2021 - Intern in Alexandria, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pros: 1. Very Smart People 2. Lots of Benefits 3. Paid Vacation 4. Fu, Flexible Work Environment 5. Interesting Work 6. Great Management 7. Easy Job Mobility

      Cons

      1. Lack of Professionalism 2. Trading Restrictions

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent benefits - working for an employer who cares about you

      Mar 29, 2021 - Data Analyst in Alexandria, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      TMF cares about its employees. They work hard to ensure that they know the levels of employee satisfaction, and putting forward improvements as a result. This applies to benefits, working conditions, your work environment, all the facets of work. They also believe that it is important to have a good work-life balance. I got hired during the pandemic - the company really tries hard to make everyone feel included, even new employees, and constantly puts together virtual events to share internal news, chat with your fellow employees and develop the company culture. We had a cooking class last Friday afternoon.

      Cons

      There's no bonus program based on performance, if that is what you like. Instead, additional compensation is given equally to all permanent employees, in the form of shares. This organization is very flat, people love to work here and therefore sometimes there aren't clear paths for progression - make sure you figure out what you want your career progression to be - they will help facilitate your progression, but you need to put the work in to get there. You might need to work on your own time to acquire new skills for the position you are targeting, and perhaps assist that other team with some additional work - but this is all voluntary, and its main goal is so you can get that new role.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      Great People, Great Mission

      Nov 25, 2020 - Freelance Writer in Cincinnati, OH
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      Pros

      Committed to the well-being of their employees; collaborative and fun atmosphere; focused on an important mission; positive work environment.

      Cons

      With so much great work going on, it’s sometimes difficult to keep abreast of internal initiatives.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      They Always Look Out For You

      Nov 16, 2020 - Independent Contractor 
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      Pros

      Great reputation. Fun work environment. You grow in the process.

      Cons

      Everyone is a utility infielder, so roles change a lot.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Choose your own adventure and wake up WANTING to go to work.

      Jan 31, 2020 - Individual Contributor in Alexandria, VA
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      Pros

      - Competitive perks and benefits: no vacation policy; medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k) company match; work-life balance; subsidized lunch multiple times a week; health and wellness initiatives (physical and mental); tuition reimbursement; learning and development programs - Mission-driven purpose to help people. - Open door policy to leadership and managers. - Fun culture and incredible work events (including +1 events) - Feedback is encouraged. - Casual work environment. - Professional co-workers who actually care about you as a person. - Focus on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. - Celebrations of Fooliversaries and culture of rewarding and recognizing. - Free food and swag. - Growth-focused company.

      Cons

      - Your career path is not laid out for you. You need to be your own self-driver and make it known what your intentions are in your career. (This may be a Pro for some people.) - Longer tenure, so Fools stay in their roles for longer periods of time. Growth opportunities are higher now as the company grows, but constant growth and hiring won't happen forever. - Your starting salary can be higher at other companies.

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      Hey, Fool! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Our purpose to make the world smarter, happier, and richer begins with all of our Fools internally, and we’re thrilled to see that you feel cared for as an individual and are thriving in this environment. We’re excited about the growth and opportunity these next five years hold and look forward to you continuing on this Foolish journey with us! Thanks again, and Fool on!

    6. 4.0
      Current Contractor

      Decent place to work

      Oct 29, 2019 - Member Service Representative 
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      Pros

      Relaxed and modern work environment

      Cons

      Answering customer service phone calls

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    7. 2.0
      Former Contractor, more than 3 years

      TMF

      Apr 29, 2018 - Customer Service Representative in Alexandria, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun work environment. Like Google. No micro management. Free food and snacks. Technology is up to date. Near metro. Nice location.

      Cons

      Huge lack of cultural diversity. Very small percentage of people with color. No room for growth for people of color. No people of color in managerial positions. If you don't have a degree you will be considered less than. Very cliquish. If you're not a part of the popular group, you will no get far in the company. No clear direction/goals for the customer service department. Contractors are also treated less than with very low pay.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Freelancer, more than 3 years

      Great!

      Feb 14, 2017 - Freelance Writer in Alexandria, VA
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      Pros

      Good people, fun work environment

      Cons

      Ultimately, the Fool is a sales engine for its newsletters.

      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Work, Flexible Lifestyle

      Apr 29, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, even for contractors (I seldom go to the home office). Lots of support for different work-life arrangements. Interesting work; you get out of it what you put in for the most part. Fairly flat hierarchy means everyone is accessible and there's very little feeling of "management" per se--just people you go to for specific things.

      Cons

      Not really a downside, but you have to stay on your toes--things are always changing and new people are coming in steadily.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company on the surface, not so great for motivated people.

      May 4, 2015 - Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      On the surface - Flexible work environment, fun activities.

      Cons

      Very cult-like. Low salary, unusable unlimited vacation, and a culture which does not encourage new ideas. If you're good at what you do you, it's incredibly easy to find the same perks with a significantly better salary at a company that treats you and respects you like an individual. Senior management makes secretarial staff take care of personal items such as getting oil changes, registering cars, submitting school paperwork, etc. Almost 5 years after leaving, their product and offerings are almost completely unchanged. Don't work here if you want to accomplish anything.

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      26 people found this review helpful
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