Pros: highly recognizable brand, unlimited coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bottled water, "bagel friday", casual dress code, casual work atmosphere, helpful management, 50th st subway is right underneath the building
Cons: none at the present time.
The atmosphere, culture, and people at WebMD/Medscape make it a pleasure to go to work. Casual, friendly, and with laser focus. Don't let the casual atmosphere fool you, everyone takes their job seriously and is stellar at what they do. I don't see any micromanaging--you know what's expected of you, and you do it.
I definitely get a sense of a team – more... atmosphere--members of different departments working on a project sense that all parts of the puzzle make up the whole. Everyone communicates with one another, helps and guides when needed, and the result is full cooperation, collaboration, and goal attainment. This is evidenced by the longevity of the employees--I see people there who have stayed for 3, 5 years...and even longer.
Management supports the importance of work/life balance. Colleagues within my department routinely telecommute a day or 2 during the week, and I can see that the same goes for other departments as well. They are flexible when life throws an occasional monkey wrench into your way--as long as you don't take advantage of it--and make accommodations for things like doctor appointments, late trains, child care, etc. If you take care of them, show commitment and responsibility to your job, they will take care of you.
The compensation appears to be in line with current industry standards. But this is a situation where you don't' necessarily want to make it all about money; you can't put a price tag on this kind of positive work culture. When I was interviewing, I did also have another offer on the table for a little bit more money, but I chose the offer from WebMD based upon the atmosphere and good vibe. Everyone just *likes* each other, and it was overall a perfect fit for me.
If you see an opening, definitely apply. – less