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Employee Engagement

You Don’t Have to Hate Your Job (Really!)

By Laurie Street The Motley Fool isn’t the only company that has built a fantastic culture, but sadly there aren’t enough of us. Countless studies show that employees are lacking engaging and healthy work environments. An interesting New York Times piece, Why You Hate Work, digs deeper into these disadvantages, mentioning faults that stem from the […]

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Bookie Monster

Contributing to Amazon’s Most Well-Read City

By Laurie Street Whether it’s a biography or the latest best-seller, I’ve always loved to read. My constant desire for a good book in hand explains why Bookie Monster is one of my favorite employee benefits here. Though I’ve already praised this program on this blog, my curiosity was recently sparked when I learned that Amazon […]

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New Role

Announcing a New Important Role

The Motley Fool is growing and growing fast.  With any rapid growth, scale and efficiency are key.  We are desperately seeking a new Fool to investigate, test, and learn their way in to creating value by finding those little gaps in our systems and processes.  In this new and important role you will absolutely be […]

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Fool in the News

Our Culture in the News

Head People Fool Lee Burbage was recently interviewed about The Fool’s philosophy when it comes to corporate culture. Check out his tips for making your employees trust you in Inc. magazine, and his advice for keeping employees happy and productive in the HR podcast Fistful of Talent.

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Glassdoor

Glassdoor Names Us the Best Medium-Sized Company To Work For In the US

The Motley Fool, founded in Alexandria with the purpose of helping the world invest better, has been given top honor today as the best medium-sized company to work for in 2014 by Glassdoor.com. The Motley Fool beat out companies from across the country. SmartBear Software (#2) and Travelzoo (#3) round out the top three of […]

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Bookie Monster

Creative Employee Benefit Turns Fools into Readers

By Laurie Street Member Services Fool With our company’s name taken straight from Shakespeare, it’s no surprise that you’ll find many lovers of literature here.  One of the coolest – and newest – benefits to employees is the Bookie Monster program.  It allows full-time employees to order any book – fiction, non-fiction, job-related or completely […]

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CEO Tom Gardner Talks Conscious Capitalism

Tom Gardner was interviewed by Professor R. Edward Freeman of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business as part of a Coursera class called “New Models of Business in Society.” Watch him talk about how The Fool aims to be different from Wall Street and disrupt financial advice, unique ways we increase employee engagement, how we […]

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Honesty

Core Value #3: Honesty – Make us Proud

Honesty has a beautiful simplicity.  This straightforward value gives us a framework for making decisions companywide.  In a company built on intellectual capital, with the stated purpose of helping the world invest better, honesty is essential. We chose our words here carefully: Make. Us. Proud.  Not “Don’t break the law” or “Tell the truth” or […]

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Wellness

Are You Our Future Wellness Coordinator? Apply Today!

The Motley Fool Wellness Program has been in place for about 2.5 years now and has created quite a culture shift within our organization. We have always been a “relaxed” atmosphere with amazing benefits (unlimited vacation, no dress code, mobile workstations, etc.) and the addition of our Wellness Program has been another staple to our […]

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