Throughout my career, I’ve been with a variety of great companies. And, when it comes to people investment, many companies “talk the talk” but very few actually “walk the walk.” I can state with complete confidence, after three months at Meltwater, it’s clear that Meltwater “walks the walk”.
Those who are confident, self-starters thrive at Meltwater; where positive attitude, ambition, and achievements are recognized and rewarded. Many companies hire people with specialized skills, for narrow roles that offer inflexible career paths. In contrast, Meltwater hires people who have an entrepreneurial spark, and then encourages them to ignite it. The company strives…
Volunteering at the Olympic Games 2012
If you saw the Olympics Opening Ceremony, chances are you also saw Meltwater´s very own Mariah Hamailainen. Out of the 205 women who were chosen to represent each country, Mariah was chosen to lead the Jamaican team with Usain Bolt! Since this was a once in a lifetime opportunity, we asked what it was like to play a role in the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Mariah let us in on how it all came together, what her favorite part was, and even some behind the scenes action:
Coordination skills and Danny Boyle
The first auditions were in…
Name: Susan Zhai
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
Joined Meltwater: 2009, Sales Consultant, Meltwater News, Shanghai, China
Current Role: Managing Director, Beijing
Who inspires you: Chris Regester, Area Director of Meltwater News, Asia
My three words to describe Meltwater: Ambitious, Personal development, Teamwork
Susan Zhai had interned at many big name organisations on her quest to determine the right career path for her, but was so impressed with the Meltwater job advertisement that she flew from Beijing to Shanghai just for the interview.
“That recruitment advertisement really spoke to me,” Susan explains, “it was clearly an international company, offering fast-track career options and a start in sales. It was above-board and…
Sweden’s largest event, Almedalen Week, took place last week, and Meltwater was on the ground for the second year in a row. Employees from all of our product divisions in Sweden were present, including Joel Heister, Peter Buregård, Filip Schöön, Tove Iggström, Birte Steen, Christian Finstad, Sophie Hedestad, Elin Sahlsten and Henrik Örnstedt.
What is Almedalen Week?
The Almedalen Week is an annual event taking place in and around Almedalen, a park in the city of Visby on the Swedish island Gotland. With speeches, seminars and other political activities, it is considered an important forum in Swedish politics, and representatives from all the major political…
Meltwater Group works with over 20,000 companies and organizations across the world. We spoke with some of our clients to learn more about their experience with Meltwater; using our products and working with Meltwater employees.
“We´ve been using Meltwater News for a few years and for us as an organization which places a lot of importance on international sources of communication, we need to tap into not only Australian content but also international news sources. So for us it is invaluable having Meltwater News as a service that can cut down the information that is coming through, and provide us with the detailed information that covers our industry”.
“Social media is playing such a more important evolving role in our ongoing marketing initiatives, so we are really excited about the potential that Meltwater Buzz can bring to us, to assist us in further detailing and taking our listening in the online space into another level, it should be fantastic”.
“It is also fantastic to have a couple of account manager that I am dealing with quite closely at Meltwater, that have already, in for example Buzz, come out and done two tutorial sessions at the office with our staff, to walk them through the benefits of Meltwater Buzz and take us through practical examples of how we would use it daily in our office”. Continue reading