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3.2
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61%
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WeWork CEO 	Adam Neumann
Adam Neumann
326 Ratings
Pros
  • "Relaxed work environment with the opportunity to work from home(in 23 reviews)

  • "No uniform/grooming requirements, summer camp, summit, free beer, community involvement(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pace of company can sometimes offset work-life balance(in 45 reviews)

  • "Long hours, rapid growth means the organization is ever evolving(in 45 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (13)

    "Good as a member very bad as employee"

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

    I worked at WeWork

    Pros

    Good marketing parties, brand is good and well developed, design of spaces is good, focus on member experience is good

    Cons

    Very long hours, no work life balance, expected to lift and move furniture and equipment, management very young and lack life experience, management has prejudice to people over 30, shares are used to get you to join ~ shares not given to you until after 1 year, shares are spread out over 5 years, you dont keep shares if your fired, firings are usually done after project completions, firings are done sneakily and without...

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    Advice to Management

    How to start here?

    WeWork2017-03-24
  2. Helpful (388)

    "A La La Land Like No Other"

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    Former Employee - HQ - Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at WeWork full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    VERY cool HQ--beer, fruit water, and other treats on tap, free breakfast, amazing decor, lots of events and cool trendy vendors who bring free stuff--if you like to humblebrag via Insta, you'll love this place. Some cool people --celebrities come in and out, your colleagues are generally very attractive folks, there's a sense of excitement and true commitment to the work (borderline evangelism) depending on who you...

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    Cons

    This place is like drinking from one continuous Kool-Aid jug. VERY cult-y and cliquey. You are either in or you're out, and if you're out, rather than cut you loose right away, they gaslight you. It's actually kind of shocking how many people I've seen be treated so poorly here, and perhaps no coincidence that they were folks of color. Kind of hard to find the down to earth people I did find. I enjoyed the Community...

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly, whatever you can do to create more authenticity in people, in the feel of the company, do it. Create meaning and purpose for everyone--help them see how what they do actually matters. And maybe actually institute meaningful performance management measures.

    WeWork2018-05-25
  3. Helpful (93)

    "Incredible ride and opportunity to have an impact on the world"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WeWork full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great mission. Inspiring leadership. Socially conscious organization. Lots of incredible challenges to solve. You're working on a product that you use, and talk to customers every single day. Collaborative culture.

    Cons

    This is a crazy startup, so you need to be comfortable with change and rapid iteration. Benefits could be better.

    WeWork2018-12-18
  4. Helpful (43)

    "Political and toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WeWork full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Trendy offices, huge brand name, and general start-up perks like free coffee, beer, snacks, swag, etc. Global presence means you get to work with and from international offices. Generally flexible hours and remote policy depending on your department. Core business (real estate, design, and development) is really strong and has a lot of potential if it stays focused.

    Cons

    WeWork is by far the most political and cult-like place I've ever worked. From marketing messaging like ‘hustle harder’ (which was taken to the extreme internally) to leadership’s huge egos, I felt ostracized if I didn't fully buy into the culture or agree with every decision. People take pride in drinking the kool-aid here and they treat the CEO like a god. The environment at HQ felt highly political and toxic—major...

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    Advice to Management

    Asking for and listening to feedback between leadership and employees is literally nonexistent here – start making this happen! WeWork has huge potential for growth but has a really toxic culture because its prioritizes growing to an insane Softbank projection instead of investing in its people. Employment here feels really disposable. Culture feels manufactured and forced instead of genuine.

    WeWork2019-04-17
  5. "Fantastic people, incredible energy, aggressive goals"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WeWork full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive people, fun work environment, TGIMs, Transparency, Great place to make friends and fast paced work which makes an impact

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times, unstructured

    Advice to Management

    Need to recognize people who are doing great work

    WeWork2019-05-25
  6. "You get out what you put in"

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    Current Employee - Community Lead, Hospitality in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WeWork full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great Company: takes care of their employees, focus on development and growth Great Coworkers: surrounded by amazing, like-minded people Expand network: both within company and with members; build positive, sustainable, and authentic relationships Set the tone of the building and dictate the energy of the building

    Cons

    Event planning: working after hours (9am - 6pm) is expected Deal with member escalations (note: people complain about everything)

    Advice to Management

    Structure and clarity of role and responsibilities will help people who take on this role

    WeWork2019-05-17
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Ambiguity with no clear sense of direction"

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    Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WeWork full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    They’re very flexible with your schedule, as long as you get your work done no one is forcing you to come in or leave at a certain time. The atmosphere at a WeWork is very laid back, everyone willing to lend a hand and help, no overbearing micromanagers. WeWork will provide all the tools necessary to succeed such as technology (MacBooks, iPad, Online programs) They are very willing to help in personal growth and pay for...

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    Cons

    Compensation is beyond horrendous its insulting. Extremely undervalued as an employee where hard work goes unnoticed. Too many ambiguous & lofty goals that will take decades to pull off but expect you to fully embrace the vision of “Elevating the words consciousness”. Hope you have some sort of pedigree with past employers because you won’t gain any political capital here without it.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of spending thousands on fancy restaurants that don’t serve meat or blowing it all on bar tabs, maybe you should invest that money back into your employees. Maybe stop forcing me to travel all over the country while I have to leave my family behind, It’s stressful and detrimental.

    WeWork2019-05-22
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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      Former Employee - Account Executive 

      I worked at WeWork full-time

      Pros

      Energetic working environment, friendly co-workers, room for advancement

      Cons

      Unrealistic expectation/goals, disorganized structure, value quantity over quality

      WeWork2019-05-10
    • Helpful (9)

      "Where qualifications and expertise are irrelevant"

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      Former Employee - Community Sales Leader in Germany, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at WeWork full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Summit This must be 5 words minimum

      Cons

      Just another 9 to 5 job where expertise and universities/master degrees are not only irrelevant but almost a negative asset. If you are looking for a job where your presence is the only important to do if your day, this will just be the right place for you. Low level managers aren’t the brightest but are for sure the best trained marionettes executing what comes from above. WeWork is for sure a great company, but perhaps...

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      Advice to Management

      Reevaluate the hiring management. Put people in the right places.

      WeWork2019-05-18
    • "Regional Sales"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at WeWork full-time

      Pros

      Attractive work place with great people

      Cons

      work life balance, career path

      WeWork2019-05-15
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