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San Francisco, CA
1 to 50 employees
2005
Company - Private
Internet
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Say Media reinvents digital magazine. Tempest is our award-winning publishing platform, designed to create rich editorial experiences that bring content front and center. Unlike a general purpose CMS, Tempest is built from the ground up to support the specific needs of the ... Read more

Mission: Power the next generation of digital publishers with services and technology to engage readers, grow audience and earn a livelihood.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at SAY Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and challenging work environment. Typical startup style in that there is more to do than there are people to do it, so for self-starters and motivated folks this can mean a lot of opportunities to get your hands dirty and learn new things. Good vacation policy and work-life balance.

    Cons

    In my last 3 year stretch there I had at least four different managers. The company re-orgs constantly, and with that, goals get changed and lost all the time. Also the company seems to have settled into a pattern of miscalculating the market every two years or so, and responding with widespread layoffs. This is a cycle I saw repeat itself multiple times. Also underpays for internal hires. Within two months of leaving I received an offer for 20% over my last wage at Say, and my suspicion is they considered that a bargain.

    Advice to Management

    Don't jerk your employees around, and don't try to do too many things at once, but make sure that whoever is deciding what to actually do is plugged in and committed and really understands the market. Figure out how to break out of the cycle of being reactive to everything, and find a way to be a leader again.

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SAY Media Interviews

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    Senior Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SAY Media (Portland, OR) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through an online job posting board. The responses were timely and the process was very transparent. There were a total of four interviews with different points of contact. The focus was on culture and brand fit.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I balance clients needs and wants versus the needs and wants of the business while keeping developers and designers on track.   Answer Question
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SAY Media Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, SF Business Journal, 2013
  • Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2012
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