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Meltwater

4.6
  • Management Consulting
  • Technology

We are a media intelligence software company. Our software tracks any relevant information out there (we call it Outside Insight), analyses it and makes sense of it which then enables our clients to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, and use them to strategically manage their brand and stay ahead of their competition.

Meltwater was founded in Norway back in 2001 with a capital of just 15 000 USD. We quickly became the leaders of media monitoring in Europe and then decided to conquer the US market, with the move of our headquarters to San Francisco (where else should a tech company go?) in 2006. And we did conquer the US! At the end of 2006, we stepped foot in Australia and set up our Sydney office. Then added Melbourne and Brisbane and we now have over 100 employees in Oz! Globally, we have grown into 60+ offices on 6 continents and have more than 25 000 clients who use the Meltwater media intelligence platform. With over 1500 employees worldwide, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on local expertise.

And we’re not going to stop the growth any time soon!

Here's how it works:

You start as a Media Sales Consultant. Here, you'll learn all the ropes of business to business sales and become an expert on our platform, media intelligence and develop all of your best business acumen. This is where every Meltwater director started. How quickly you progress, that is really up to you as we promote based on merits, not longevity. On average, you’ll be in this role for about 12 months but we have had awesome legends who were promoted only after a couple of months.

Sales Manager. Here, you'll be a part of recruitment, training and managing a team. You'll be responsible for both team and individual targets and you'll act as a mentor for our up-and-coming.

Managing Director. This is true leadership. You'll be responsible for the development of the whole Client Acquisition team and you'll be reporting to board and group management.

Meltwater values hiring on potential rather than experience. Rest assured, we'll ensure you're fully prepared and geared for success. We have lots of training and development in place in both media intelligence and all things sales! The training doesn't stop here – throughout your management program you'll constantly be mentored by senior staff.
 

Why join us?

  • We are the Top 7 Best Place to Work in Australia in 2017! (and ranked in the top 15 for the past 5 consecutive years, improving every year!)
  • We are not afraid to invest in young people and hire on potential - no experience is needed but ambition and motivation is a must!
  • Legendary culture. Your colleagues will become your friends in the coolest office ever! (tunes playing 24/7)
  • We give you world-class training that will serve you in all your facets of your life!
  • We promote on merits, not on longevity! (If you do well, you can become a manager in less than 12 months!)
  • Heaps of benefits and social activities. Yes, we have a culture club too!
  • We’ve got 60+ offices worldwide. And you know what that means….international opportunities!

We do offer Graduate placements and opportunities, although we do not have a formal Graduate program. 

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.6
Overall score based on 19 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.6
Management
9.5
Culture
9
Career Prospects
8.9
Satisfaction
9.6
Management
9.5
Culture
9
Career Prospects
8.9
Satisfaction
What Graduates Say About Them
  • High level of autonomy and trust. They also invest a lot of time and effort into training and ensuring that you have a position that properly meets your needs and interests.
  • The companies focus on growing their people. The autonomy I have in my role.
  • The team! I work very closely with a team of 12 and they have quickly moved from my colleagues to my friends. Our job can be difficult and stressful at times, as any job can, however, being surrounded by a warm, supportive, and highly engaged team makes these challenges seem small.
  • People - you get to work with motivated and like-minded people who are as invested in the company's success as you are. Everyone is brought into the journey of personal development and our vision within the AUNZ region. The people I work with are part of the reason I bounce out of bed every morning, I love who I get to spend my days with, and many of them are friends outside of the office too! Culture - our company's success is achieved off the backbone of a number of things but culture is certainly up there as one of the key reasons we have been such a successful company. When company's talk about culture on their websites or on social etc, it's often not reflected in real life - at Meltwater it's 100% more than what you expect and that's the continuous feedback we receive from newly on-boarded hires. We also have fun nights out together, a few bevvies down by the pub, office events etc. which is the cherry on the top! Product - our product is amazing and continuously developing, it's never the same and is changing based on global industry trends and patterns - it makes it really exciting working with clients. We also acquire a number of AI-based companies each year which drives the innovation and tech piece we're often punting!
  • No two days are alike. One day is totally different from the next. You also work with a wide variety of businesses.
  • It can sometimes be stressful when you're trying to achieve things never done before.
  • Can be stressful, you have a lot of responsibility.
  • There is not much to complain about, besides my 4.30 am wake-up + 6.00 am start, but I get to watch the sunrise over Sydney Harbour and finish at 1, so it evens out!
  • I wouldn't say things are worse than others, you need to set your expectations of what 'work-life' will be like, and what it takes to be successful and develop your skills through personal development. Hard work is something you should expect from any business and at Meltwater, you can expect to work hard and will need to put in the effort to be a success however the rewards are so sweet, it'll be worth it. From career development and learning new skills very quickly to international trips and earning some really good $ off the back of the work you put in, you can't go wrong. Expect to work hard and expect to be challenged and push yourself.
  • Trying to prove yourself in a role where there is no target to beat or double or beat others in.

Opportunities

Locations With Opportunities
  • Sydney CBD, Melbourne CBD, Brisbane CBD
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Everyone has targets and smashing them feels amazing, but because of the flat structure, there are a lot of opportunities to show leadership, which is just as rewarding. 

Zac Ticehurst

  • Graduate stories
Everyone has targets and smashing them feels amazing, but because of the flat structure, there are a lot of opportunities to show leadership, which is just as rewarding. 

Zac Ticehurst

  • Graduate stories
Everyone has targets and smashing them feels amazing, but because of the flat structure, there are a lot of opportunities to show leadership, which is just as rewarding. 

Zac Ticehurst

  • Graduate stories
Everyone has targets and smashing them feels amazing, but because of the flat structure, there are a lot of opportunities to show leadership, which is just as rewarding. 

Zac Ticehurst

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Heidi Van Der Griend

Heidi Van Der Griend studied Bachelor of Business (International Business and Marketing) and is now working as a Sales Consultant: CA Sydney at Meltwater.
  • Day in the life

Heidi Van Der Griend

Heidi Van Der Griend studied Bachelor of Business (International Business and Marketing) and is now working as a Sales Consultant: CA Sydney at Meltwater.
  • Day in the life

Heidi Van Der Griend

Heidi Van Der Griend studied Bachelor of Business (International Business and Marketing) and is now working as a Sales Consultant: CA Sydney at Meltwater.
  • Day in the life

Heidi Van Der Griend

Heidi Van Der Griend studied Bachelor of Business (International Business and Marketing) and is now working as a Sales Consultant: CA Sydney at Meltwater.