"I worked at Meltwater in [an office in Japan] from Jan. to just a few days ago; I was fired because during the six months, I couldn't reach my target and they think I don't have potential to become a manager.
Since I like the members of Tokyo office, I didn't much care about cultic MW culture etc.; however, I really didn't like that I was doing pushy cold calling. I think what they do in terms of overall business structure is just fine but I just don't think how they organize is the right way.
The first 4 months, I worked extremely hard like a horse, didn't have my private life but that was okay because I really want to focus on my quota. The first of last month, I just burned out and started to get deeply depressed.
I was a fresh college graduate when I started working MW; and now I'm @job hunting again.
Because of this recession, it'll be hard to get a new job and I didn't want to quit and tried to make much effort to stay there as possible. I got 2 deals in my last month and I sold the most in my team. I even beat my manager in terms of numbers of quota for last 3 months in a row; it doesn't make sense that they just laid me off!
I want to warn Tokyo and Osaka candidates loudly but since Japanese branch is just set up and really tough to speak loud in my language (Japanese). I bet for some of them MW is just perfect place to work, but unfortunately, not for most of others."