The Motley Fool Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The Motley Fool is a private financial and investing advice company based in Alexandria, Virginia. It was founded in July 1993 by co-chairmen and brothers David Gardner and Tom Gardner, and Erik Rydholm, who has since left the company. Its main business is online subscription services with investing recommendations, stock research, and analysis. The company employs over 300 people worldwide.
Marketing (Former Employee) says"They really hype this place up to be so great when in actuality there is nothing but a lot of people that work there that attribute no real contribution. Speaking from a person that could benefit from the "good ole boys club" there is definitely one in place here that makes it hard to retain talented people because things are so superficial based. This makes it hard on the people that want to get real work done and believe in hiring the right person for the job, not looking for physical commonalities only. This place is a sinking ship based on their lack of being able to find and keep people who actually will work and not kiss behind all day."
Coordinator (Former Employee) says"This was the WORST employment process, EVER! I've NEVER seen anything as dumb and immature in my life in the corporate world. They make you go through this "foolish" process answering dumb pre-screening questions that have NOTHING to do with the position just to tell you you're not qualified in a long drawn out foolish way. Such a waste of time! I won't even discuss the racist undertones of this company. Nevertheless, if you know you're not a "fool" don't even waste your time applying to be a fool! Cons: Corporate Culture"
Analyst (Current Employee) says"A company with great benefits. I've learned that it is about politics and who you know. That is how you grow and move ahead. Product and services are at best pretty minimal. Do they really help the world invest better? They focus on membership count and will execute any path to attain that despite test and planning. Member service team is the least respected yet they shine this transparent light in an effort to send a weak message of collaboration. Major turnovers. There are people who do the least amount work, have big titles and are overpaid. The Motley Fool represents the cliche of all that glitter is definitely not gold. Cons: leadership, vision and goals."
Anonymous (Former Employee) says"Managers Need more training. A lot of good people working at the Fool. Very cliquey. If you were in with the right crowd you got to enjoy benefits. If you had bad manager you were questioned about why you take benefits available to everyone."
Chief Executive Officer (Former Employee) says"The Motley Fool was (and still is) a very unique culture,which is positioned well in an industry not known for transparency and consumer education for individual investors. Cons: Heavy weight VCs, who were looking for an exit that never materialized."