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January 14, 2022

What are meetings like at Animalz?

Pros

Maybe I missed the growing pains, but I'm not sure where the negative reviews come from. I joined the team in 2021 and I can honestly say that this is the first job I've taken in a LONG time where I haven't been looking on Indeed/LinkedIn a few months in to see what else is out there due to issues in the company. I plan on being here as long as they'll have me! Everyone I've met has been supportive and as helpful as they can be. I have not experienced any sort of "toxic" and believe me, I have worked in some incredibly toxic companies before so I'd point it out if it existed. The negative reviews on here claim that the CMs are overworked, but I haven't felt that way at all. This is the first content marketing job I've had where they place an emphasis on your writing quality instead of quantity, and it's incredibly refreshing. As a CM, you'll work with an editor who challenges you and helps you spot your weaknesses so that you can grow as a writer. You'll also have a team lead to help you with any impediments and help you reach the OKRs you set for yourself. Yes, you do work directly with customers, and yes, you are responsible for the relationship, but they're working to bring in customer success managers to help take some of that off the CM's plate. I personally think it's good to work directly with the customers so that as the writer, you can establish that relationship with them and ultimately create better content. Management is also very accessible. I saw a review on here that said the CEO doesn't answer questions during office hours meetings, and that hasn't been my experience at all. Any time I've attended an office hours meeting, she's read each question and answered it as thoroughly as possible or handed it over to someone who could answer better than she could. They also encourage us to reach out via Slack or even set up a meeting with them if we need anything. If you're wanting a job where you have the ability to grow and focus on your writing, then I think you'd love it here. Other pros include: - flex schedule (great for parents especially) - 4 weeks of PTO + 5 floating holidays (first place I've worked that gives this much PTO!) - unlimited sick time/personal days (like, you can actually be sick and not have to use your PTO. amazing.) - decent benefits - 401K - detailed onboarding training

Cons

Just to keep it real, these would be the cons I've experienced: - dependent coverage is expensive - it can be overwhelming at first to learn all the processes (but that's true of any job) - you don't have any input on the clients you're assigned, which can be frustrating at times especially if you don't have existing knowledge of their field/they're more technical than what you're used to - when you work at a place with employees across the globe, it can take longer than what you're used to in a typical company to get answers to a question

They also encourage us to reach out via Slack or even set up a meeting with them if we need anything.

January 14, 2022

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July 7, 2021

What is it like working with clients or customers at Animalz?

Pros

It's a very supportive environment. Other team members are always willing to help and onboarding process helps new hires to quickly learn internal processes. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow. There are plenty educational resources that employees can use to upskill and get promoted. Transparency. CEO and the leadership team are regularly informing employees on the latest initiatives and you can always request a 1:1 meeting with anyone to voice your concerns. Great clients. Some of the biggest names in the SaaS and tech world are working with Animalz so it's a unique opportunity to collaborate with these brands and help them with their content needs. Remote work and location-agnostic salary. Everyone gets the same pay (benchmarked against the US standards) so you can live anywhere you want in the world without worrying whether the company will cut your pay because of lower living costs. Work gets done mostly in an asynchronous manner. Also, Animalz won't ask you to work overtime and there's a good work-life balance.

Cons

Not all clients are great. Some clients are demanding and don't really know how SEO and content marketing works, which adds a level of stress. Marketers who don't like or know to write well will find it hard to work at Animalz as the company is HIGHLY demanding when it comes to this. But there are editors who work with marketers on each piece of content so it gets easier over time. Although the company invests a lot of effort in improving internal processes and tools, there is still work left to be done here.

Great clients.

July 7, 2021

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August 11, 2021

What is the work environment like at Animalz?

Pros

I joined about 2 months ago and really like it here. The company is a true "remote first": employees work from all over the world. You have to love this lifestyle because you probably won't ever meet your coworkers in person. Lots of Slack and Zoom. Very supportive work atmosphere.

Cons

Never going to meet anyone in person.

Advice to Management

Keep on supporting your people. They have lots of energy and commitment to the company. Very rare.

Very supportive work atmosphere.

August 11, 2021

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September 2, 2020

How do employees feel about working conditions at Animalz?

Pros

I've been at Animalz over a year now and I really enjoy the job, the clients, and the people I work with. - The company is growing fast so there is tons of opportunity for advancement if you can put in the work and grow with them. - At the same time they truly seem to value individuals. They respect vacation time, family obligations and the need for all employees to step away and recharge. I love the people I've met there. - It's a truly flexible work environment with no set hours and nobody breathing down your neck. - It's a woman-led company focused on encouraging diversity. Salaries are transparent and level based which keeps the playing field fair.

Cons

- The company is growing very fast, but still in a bootstrap startup mindset, which can be stressful for employees. They tend to take on more work than they can handle so there is often an atmosphere of scrambling to keep up. - There is a lot of work to go around, and it's an agency, so you have to be prepared for constant deadlines and a never-ending to do list. It's fine once you get the hang of it but it's a huge adjustment for a lot of people. - The benefits are only so-so. 20 days of vacation time (including major holidays) isn't anything to write home about, and the health benefits, while good, don't cover dependents.

Advice to Management

The company is doing great now, in large part thanks to the hard work of the employees, so start considering ways you can give back to them.

It's a truly flexible work environment with no set hours and nobody breathing down your neck.

September 2, 2020

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