SEO Inc. - A Semi Functioning Contradiction | Glassdoor
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"A Semi Functioning Contradiction"

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Former Employee - Account Manager in Carlsbad, CA
Former Employee - Account Manager in Carlsbad, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at SEO Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Lenient work hours
Good PTO
Decent Healthcare w/ Contributions
Company Happy Hours
Scooters in Office.

Cons

As the title implies, this company is a giant contradiction. Everything from the owner down to the services they offer. There are a lot of empty promises and not a lot of action. At least once a week you will hear about "big deals" coming "next week" that never appear. They will spend on useless toys, but not invest in their employees.

At one time this company was a reputable SEO company, now they are a shadow of what it use to be. Shouldn't an SEO company at least rank in Google?

The turn over is very high and you have have young account managers that don't really know a thing about SEO. Really they just have their assistants, aka "coordinators" do the work for them. Coordinators that have 0-2 months experience.

PPC is run by one or two guys, at most, again with minimal experience. Most of the work is usually outsourced to foreign freelancers anyways.

If you work here, expect to be paid at least 30% below the industry average for your position. Unless your family, then you will get 200% above. There is zero chance of raises and the only way you will get a title promotion is if your the only one left in your department.

Advice to Management

Invest in your employees and pay them what they are worth. Ownership needs to stop being a walking contradiction. Talk to your employees and really listen to what they're saying. The smile, nod, agree, and then forget method isn't cutting it. It always seems there is money issues, hiring an accountant would probably be a smart move.

Other Employee Reviews for SEO Inc.

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Poor Management and Corporate Structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SEO Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot to be learned from the senior team who has left and is a good example of what not to do within an organization.

    Cons

    Workflow was large
    Pay was below average
    No incentives or bonuses for performance
    Company morale was low
    Office was deteriorating
    No company culture (no snacks, barely coffee, no happy hours, etc)
    Turn over is extremely high.
    Financial Aspects of the company are not shared and the money-flow is "sketchy"

    Advice to Management

    Invest in talent and even if you go with an entry level individual make the office environment and company culture a place they want to come to everyday. Reward your employees for great work and train them to improve their current position. Don't let the employment become stagnant.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Run!"

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    Former Employee - SEO and Social Media in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - SEO and Social Media in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SEO Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Possibly gain some experience
    Helps you to develop a thick skin
    Flexibility due to lack of management
    Allowed to listen to music
    Occasionally drinks will be paid for at happy hours

    Cons

    There was a time when SEO Inc. was a well-respected SEO agency. Those days are long gone due to the CEO’s (Garry Grant) lack of respect for employees, vision and work ethic. If he had spent less money (company’s money) and time on his house and racing cars, and instead focused on the business and his hard working team, SEO Inc. might have had a chance.

    - No leadership
    - No training
    - No incentives
    - Health Benefits are so so
    - Low compensation
    - Project Managers are given more clients then they can handle - anywhere from 15 to 25 per PM
    - CEO makes false promises to clients. Makes grand promises and charges top dollar. When expectations can't be met, he blames it on the employee/PM
    - Extremely HIGH turnover
    - The office smells terrible
    - CEO is extremely unprofessional
    - The office is extremely dirty
    - CEO’s unqualified family members are hired as he does not want to spend the money to get experienced individuals.
    - No food or snacks provided
    - Company meetings are a joke
    - Hard work is not rewarded
    - Employees usually pay for themselves at company events and happy hours

    Advice to Management

    - Learn how to run an honest business and how to reinvest into the company and not frivolously spend on personal items.
    - Care about the people who work for you.

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