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Elite SEM Reviews

Updated January 2, 2019
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Pros
  • "Unlimited PTO, free lunch, free dinners if you work late, annual corporate retreat" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance actually exists" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Other than that there's really no cons" (in 11 reviews)

  • "We are there 24/7 for our clients since the internet never stops" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fast pace, friendly people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elite SEM full-time

    Pros

    unlimited vacation, supportive teams, good benefits

    Cons

    some disruption from frequent acquisitions


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Best Agency to Work For, Hands Down"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elite SEM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Elite hires the best of the best, as demonstrated by their lengthy hiring process, so you're working alongside incredibly smart and highly motivated people who truly love what they do. The communication within the company is unlike anything I've experienced elsewhere - we have offices all over the US with a ton of remote workers, and it's so easy to have a question answered by anyone in the company. We also use zoom conferencing a lot so you still get that face time with your coworkers, even if they're working on the other side of the country.

    To name a few of the amazing perks of working here: unlimited PTO, freedom to work from home, gym stipend, free lunch/lunch stipend, dog friendly office, true work/life balance, they'll order whatever drinks and snacks you request, summer Fridays, unlimited growth opportunities - you can create your own path and follow what you're passionate about, zero micromanagement, their pay structure is unreal.. you get back what you put in, remote workers are given an internet stipend as well as a snack/coffee stipend, or can be put into a shared workspace if they choose. I could go on and on - seriously, the best place I've ever worked. What they've created here is truly special.

    Cons

    Not to say it's a con, but we do work extremely hard and many times put in long hours, or work odd hours - but that's agency life. Again, with their unique pay structure, you'll get back what you put in so that may not be for everyone. Don't expect to coast here.

  3. "Fantastic Place To Work, Team To Work With"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elite SEM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, logical management team. Overall tone of culture. Enthusiasm for success and camaraderie. Freedom.

    Cons

    Staff very spread out, if working with people over slack / zoom is an issue for you, could be a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and maybe don't get TOO big TOO fast


  4. "Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elite SEM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Unlimited Vacation is Real
    - Extremely Flexible Schedule
    - Incredible Benefits
    - Friendly and Helpful Teammates

    Cons

    - Fast-Paced Job

    Advice to Management

    Continue offering training's on new platforms and optimization opportunities


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, want you to learn, lots of free stuff

    Cons

    N/A at the moment


  6. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Search Specialist
    Current Employee - Account Search Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elite SEM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is transparent, the people are very smart, the pay is great and you truly do have the ability to craft your own schedule to enable work-life balance.

    Cons

    In my mind, Elite is a tremendous place to work and I have no complaints. I held one other agency job, and after my time there I have no complaints re: working at Elite. The only thing I could think of is, I wish our insurance deductible was a bit lower.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I love your transparency when it comes to company wide decisions, finances, etc. I have been given the ability to craft my own schedule and work from home when I need to - as long as this remains in place I will be a happy camper.


  7. "Love coming to work every day"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shopping & Feed in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Shopping & Feed in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elite SEM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Amazing people
    - Culture & core values
    - Transparency
    - Growing company
    - Leadership
    - Challenging work, significant ability to learn and grow
    - Ability to take ownership over projects you're passionate about

    Cons

    - Elite hires the best of the best and challenges people - not the type of place for everyone

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to focus on culture while growing the company

  8. "Best Agency!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elite SEM full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, WFH flexibility, great 401K match and healthcare benefits, lunch stipend, free snacks, office dogs, great people and transparent leadership. Elite will reward you for your hard work and dedication!

    Cons

    Sometimes you work long hours but definitely not every week (pretty standard for an agency). Summer Fridays can be hard to take

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. "Best Place I've Ever Worked"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elite SEM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Elite SEM is a complete game changer. Companies always tout how much they care about their employees, but you can truly feel that as an employee here. The senior leadership team is extremely transparent with the entire company and genuinely want you to be invested in the success of the organization as a whole.

    Cons

    People don't bring their dogs to the office enough.

    Advice to Management

    Organization is growing really quickly, make sure you continue to keep an eye on your values and culture as you continue to grow.


  10. "Work hard, play hard."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elite SEM part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sure we work hard but who doesn't? Elite recognizes the hard work and offers unlimited WFH & unlimited PTO. All the benefits that Elite offers are great!

    Cons

    The only thing that could be added is pet insurance which says a lot about their benefits! (Not really a con but I am required to type one)