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Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner
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106 Ratings
Pros
  • "Unlimited vacation and Fools errand(in 18 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, even for contractors (I seldom go to the home office)(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "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)

    "Best place to waste your time and career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Motley Fool full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn nothing no exposure perfect place to ruin your career

    Cons

    Check the pros for cons

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ruin career of others

    Motley Fool2018-06-21
  2. 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 (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
  3. 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
  4. 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
    • Helpful (4)

      "Great place, but not perfect"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      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
    • 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 (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
    • Helpful (7)

      "Another self-reported "fun" place that oversells its benefits"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Motley Fool full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Casual, both in dress and general manner. They also splurge on office chairs.

      Cons

      The entire company relies only on its marketing, and so marketing is all that matters. Despite our obnoxious, predatory ads that are just barely legal in the ways words and promises are twisted, the managers still tout our company's "Golden Rule" of fairness and transparency. The offices are located in one of the most expensive cities in the US to live, and yet you aren't paid a wage that allows you to actually live...

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      Advice to Management

      Invest in your MEMBERS. Spend time paying attention to complaints from paying members and the people who talk to them on a daily basis.

      Motley Fool2018-09-25

      Motley Fool Response

      October 1, 2018Human Resources

      While we're proud of how we've served all of our stakeholders this year due to the hard work of all of our employees, we are always striving to be better. Thanks, Fool, for your feedback and thank you for your many years of contributions. We encourage you find a fellow Fool that you ...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "I LOVE THIS PLACE"

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      Current Employee - UI Designer in Alexandria, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Motley Fool full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      There is a great work/life balance. The co-workers are smart and nice and professional.

      Cons

      There are no cons. I am really glad I work here.

      Motley Fool2018-06-09

      Motley Fool Response

      June 13, 2018

      Thanks for a great review! We’re glad to hear you’re satisfied with the work/life balance, plus we think our fellow Fools are pretty awesome, too. Cheers to your time at The Fool only getting better!

    • Helpful (1)

      "great place to work there"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Motley Fool

      Pros

      loved my time there - awesome

      Cons

      get a job there - the best

      Motley Fool2018-06-07
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Developer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      This company is an out of the box thinker where people can learn new things, work in new roles, and really excel.

      Cons

      If you're not a starter/doer and neither is your manager, you might find it difficult to find enough to keep busy.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing. Keep chasing down wild possibilities and keep thinking outside of the box.

      Motley Fool2018-04-24

      Motley Fool Response

      May 18, 2018

      Thanks for your review! Yep, we definitely look for Fools who are ready and willing to seek out and drive opportunities for growth and innovation. We also have lots of coaching resources for Fools to help best leverage their talents and passions.

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