-ESV is the cradle of great PPC account management. If you learn the ropes of the industry here, you'll be miles ahead of many of your peers, and your career prospects are very good. -You can also make a significant impact on your team quickly. ESV, especially in the US, is a relatively small operation and is very client-centric. If you want to get in and start building relationships, there's a tremendous opportunity to make a splash for people who are self motivated. -The autonomy is great: work hours are not stringent, and many employees take advantage of the flat management hierarchy by working non-traditional hours, working from home, working remotely, or taking longer lunches on occasion. -The service offerings are continuously expanding, and the company now offers great performance display, SEO, social, and other multi-channel solutions that increasingly challenge employees and keep things fresh. Likewise, they are adding new offices all the time so you can collaborate with lots of different people. -Office culture is very cool, and the team is like family. Our teams really hang out together a lot outside of the office and enjoy each other's company.
-Top level management is in Paris, and though there is better international communication than there has ever been, there is still a barrier to some of the French resources. -If you aren't completely self motivated, you'll find it difficult to thrive here. Because of the flat management structure, it's what you make of it, and you can end up in tough situations without great management support at times. -ESV is composed of a lot of 20-somethings, and long term benefits (such as retirement) are not great here. Full health insurance is paid for 100% by the company on behalf of the employees, but getting additional insurance for a dependent such as a spouse or child can be costly. -Salaries aren't great relative to the workload. You can make a reasonable living at ESV, but you can make more money doing PPC at larger creative ad agencies.
Advice to Management
Cut the cord and let the satellite offices be more independent, so they can more quickly react to the markets they're in.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at eSearchVision.
I applied online, was interviewed over the phone and was asked to prepare a presentation for when I met the MD and Sales Director. I met them both in person, and they were very nice. Mostly, the conversation centered around what I had done before, how I connect with individuals, and how I would be able to translate my experience from my current and previous experience to eSV.
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