Covario

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Great Opportunity

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Covario full-time (more than an year)

Pros

best group of co-workers to work with every day. I really feel at home and hanging out with friends all day. Of course, I have to work hard at being the best and all the rewards and recognition makes it worth it.

Cons

Some weeks are long hours and stressful, but in the end delivering great results to clients is what this job is all about.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Not a healthy work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymos in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymos in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Covario full-time

    Pros

    - Cool people to work with.
    - Occasional outing with Google or other vendors is fun.
    - After working here your next jobs will seem really great in contrast, since you will have made it through the demoralizing environment.

    Cons

    - Very high turnover, especially in the paid media department.
    - Too much work with a thin staff - and lots of fires to put out - everything is always last minute, which shows an extreme mismanagement at the middle management level.
    - You basically have to train yourself, the directors do not provide guidance, training, mentorship or anything - you're thrown in the fire and just have to TRY not to get burned.
    - The pay is low, and even if you prove yourself and work hard, there are either no raises or raises that are just laughable.
    - The environment does not support creativity - in fact it hinders it. If you're the creative type, you will get bogged down by menial tasks and to-do's which wears on you.
    - Hard to keep positive with so much negativity around. If you were once a happy person that had a positive light about you, prepare for that light to be put out.
    - I've been looking for a new career and hopefully can find a totally different industry or a truly good company, like so many others that have left. The economy is NO excuse to be so desperate to stay in an awful job with no growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff up, provide training and work really hard to make the environment supportive and interesting - everyone feels like a work horse. Business depends on margins, but with such a high turnover that must put a drain on resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    It was great until the original executives/founder left. Most all the thought leadership is gone.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Covario

    Pros

    Everyone that leaves goes on to great opportunities. Basically, you jump from the minor league to the majors. Right now, Covario is a respected brand due to the hard work of the original thought leadership but slowly, the fact that now it is all marketing fluff is coming to light. Of the executive team, there are now only 2 real thought leaders left and their expertise is in the SEO realm not paid media. If you are an Account Director or Executive, you get excellent pay.

    Cons

    If you are an actual doer as in a Account Manager, Specialist, ect. in either SEO or Paid Media you are underpaid while Account Director's are essentially meeting organizers and email pushers making 150k to 180k. SEM managers are in the 40k to 70k range. Of the current executives, only 2 add any real value and the rest are essentially dead weight that don't say anything in meetings outside of introductions and "oh we will take care of that." This is especially true in Paid media, a dwindling business due to complete incompetence by management. Covario will essentially be SEO only soon. On the software side, there has been a mass exodus. Who knows what's going to happen to that side of the house if there is even anyone left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abandon ship or clear house and add real thought leadership not executives/account directors looking for cushy salaries while everyone else breaks their back for below market salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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