Contently Reviews

Updated Feb 24, 2021

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Contently CEO Pearl Collings
Pearl Collings
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "True work / life balance - summer fridays, unlimited PTO, etc(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great people / work life balance(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "As with most start-ups there are growing pains and things change rapidly(in 4 reviews)

  • "Sometimes it is loud with all the construction, and the conference rooms are always booked(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Highly collaborative, people-first environment

      Feb 24, 2021 - Head of Engineering 
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      Pros

      Great people, highly supportive, real dedication to learning and development

      Cons

      Our small team is responsible for a lot of interesting tech

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A great firm with a terrific trajectory

      Feb 8, 2021 - Customer Success in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Incredible people, important challenges to work on, meaningful mission (freelancer piece), interesting and academic discipline (content marketing), very flat and humorous culture!

      Cons

      Definitely high expectations, not for the faint of heart or thin skinned, can be long hours

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Learn and grow at Contently to be the best engineer you can be.

      Feb 6, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Contently is where I went from a junior engineer to a senior engineer and tech lead. They focus on building up engineers and creating a strong team. Engineers are encouraged to experiment with new technology that has potential to solve difficult problems. Engineers are also given flexibility to focus on languages and frameworks that they are interested in and find rewarding. Contently also gave me the freedom to try different roles within the team and figure out my career path. Leadership is smart and focused on building the best company possible. The CEO, Pearl Collings, holds herself and others to a high standard and will push you to be the best you can be. The culture is positive and supportive. Leadership focuses on mental health and recognizes the importance of self care to perform your best at work.

      Cons

      As content marketing has matured it has been challenging to find the best way to service the clients who can be successful in the space and benefit from Contently's offering. This means the team must be nimble and able to adapt to shifting priorities.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A Creative Company That Truly Cares About Its Employees

      Feb 5, 2021 - Marketing 
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      Pros

      -Meaningful mission focused on helping brands and freelancers create quality work -Strong culture with clubs, perks, and thoughtful benefits -Flexible work schedules that can be tailored to the individual (e.g. new parents, night owls, etc.) -Extremely present and hard-working CEO who goes out of her way to make sure people feel comfortable and supported -The business is in a great place + topline numbers are communicated to all employees without any spin (which wasn't always the case over the years)

      Cons

      -Employees are asked to do a lot + wear many hats, to the point you can be stretched a little to thing -Too many meetings (to their credit, company is working on addressing this)

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Work Environment, Inspiring Company Values

      Dec 8, 2020 - Senior Manager, Talent and Editorial Services in New York, NY
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      It's refreshing to work with some of the smartest, most creative professionals in the industry. Contently's business offering is truly unmatched, and the work environment is certainly one of the best I've experienced. Very happy I joined the team.

      Cons

      We're a small business and that presents its challenges: not a lot of people working on a lot of different things, maybe beyond the scope of the job description. But I wouldn't necessarily say this is a con, but an opportunity to grow professionally.

      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A talented group of people driven by clear mission.

      Nov 30, 2020 - Customer Success 
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      Pros

      -Competitive base salary -True work / life balance - summer fridays, unlimited PTO, etc. -Handled the transition into remote working because of the pandemic very well, which says a lot about how the company cares for it's employees -Managers are very willing to outline exactly what is needed for growth in the company -Everyone wants to see one another succeed. -Fun work environment, even through Zoom

      Cons

      -No 401k match -Very high expectations from above - everyone is constantly going above and beyond. That being said, this is great for people who are driven, focused, and motivated.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Incredible, talented people. Great place to grow.

      Oct 1, 2020 - Product Manager 
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      Pros

      - Lots of opportunities to grow and move into different roles if you work hard. - You will never find a more present, invested CEO. Pearl is second to none. - Inclusive culture. - Freedom to experiment. - Great customers and product.

      Cons

      You have to wear a lot of different hats. If you're not someone who likes to roll up your sleeves and work cross-functionally, this probably isn't the place for you.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      One of a kind culture. Great place to grow in your career

      Sep 21, 2020 - Account Strategist in New York, NY
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      Pros

      -Really engaged CEO -A team of really motivated, smart, caring people who support one another -Opportunity to work cross functionally and learn and grow in many different areas -Great work life balance -Regular diversity initiatives and events

      Cons

      -They don't offer a 401K match

      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Times, they have a'chang'd

      Sep 10, 2020 - Content Strategist in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Leadership, management, growth potential, career focus, and the entire team (regardless of department) are all spectacular. As a family, as a startup, and as a business, everyone strives for better and assists everyone around them to achieve the same success. When I first heard of Contently 5 years ago, they seemed to have built a reputation in the content marketing sphere, but there were too many cooks cooking in that content kitchen. Pearl Collings came in as the new CEO a year ago and cut the fat, removed the growth red-tape, and instilled a confidence in everyone working here that Contently will exist long after everyone is old and gone. The ship is sailing rather smoothly, and COVID made us all realize that the company truly is tech-only, giving way to a fully remote working lifestyle.

      Cons

      COVID forced Contently to give up its office, which means beer-on-tap will have to come from your own living room.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fun and unpredictable

      Nov 17, 2020 - Video Coordinator in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Fun office Environment. Staff tries really hard to keep their employees engaged. Very knowledgeable crew.

      Cons

      Disorganized and positions goals change daily.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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