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Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seer Interactive (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good atmosphere and benefits. Great team and management.

    Cons

    - Wish it had better working hours which would improve work/life balance.


  2. "Most you will ever learn at a job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seer Interactive full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with were incredibly smart, talented, and collaborative. You learn a lot.

    Cons

    It felt like there were clear favorites who were always being recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on more than just the stars.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seer Interactive full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros here.

    Cons

    not a good place to work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "If you have the opportunity, work here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seer Interactive full-time

    Pros

    Seer is full of intelligent, kind, hustlers who are both creative and analytical. You receive invaluable feedback and experience while working in an environment that cultivates growth- both in and outside of Seer. You're geared up for success from day 1! Seer's extensive training is to ensure you're up to speed on how Seer does business, along with showing you the technical tools needed to succeed.

    If you have an opportunity to work with Wil Reynolds - TAKE IT. He is brilliant. Wil encourages ideas and welcomes failures. Failing means you put yourself out there and it's always better to ask for forgiveness. Dive in, and run with ideas.

    Cons

    Seer is an agency, don't let the jeans and flip-flops fool you. Really think to yourself if agency life is for you and it's ok if it's not! This is a FAST paced environment, you're juggling multiple projects at once and you need to be okay with last minute changes and being able to adapt to them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be encouraging and putting people first. Seer has done a great job of continuing to have a strong culture in a rapidly growing company. Your transparency is why you're a leader.

    Seer Interactive Response

    Mar 24, 2017 – Founder

    Thank you so much for the kind words. Somehow that balance of intelligent and kind, continues to impress me. Given the scale of Seer, it is harder and harder to keep that alive, and we need the... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "SEO Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SEO Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - SEO Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seer Interactive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Seer is an incredible opportunity for passionate marketers that are eager to learn, and seeking an environment that cultivates innovation. Everything you will read about the culture is sincere, and the people you work with are authentically invested in your personal and professional happiness. The work environment is collaborative, flexible and forward-thinking. The perks are like no other, with constant company events, friendly office dogs, unlimited PTO (that everyone actually takes advantage of) and even personal budgets for bettering yourself throughout the year.

    Leaderships is also incredibly empowering, and the Founder, Wil Reynolds, can spark a fire of enthusiasm in the hearts of his employees with a single presentation.

    Though some of these reviews have indicated unclear promotional growth, this can also be seen as an advantage if you have the ambition and direction to know where you want to be. You can take ownership of your own professional trajectory, and Seer will fully support that. If you know what you want, your managers and team leads will want that for you as well, and help you take the steps to get there.

    There are opportunities to attend AND speak at a myriad of conferences around the world, pitch new ideas and get involved in as many internal initiatives as you are interested in. Seer also encourages you to hone in on a specialty, and become an expert in your interests. The grasp that Seer has on the direction of SEO and digital marketing is incredibly dynamic and revolutionary. They aren't afraid of changing an approach if it's what is best for the client, and that's the kind of company you want to be a part of if you're specializing in something as ever-changing as digital marketing.

    I personally had a very positive experience at Seer, and would recommend it 100 times over. I found some of the most amazing mentors and friends from my time there, and feel that Seer has actually made me a better person both personally and professionally. That is something that's very difficult to find.

    Cons

    Seer is an agency, so you'll be managing clients and be responsible for owning several moving parts on many projects. This can sometimes mean longer hours, busy schedules and maybe more work than you've handled in the past. You'll also have to manage the work/communication styles and expectations of an abundance of account managers and client contacts. You'll be challenged without a doubt. This isn't necessarily a con as much as it's an adjustment if you're first breaking into agency life. There are ALWAYS people to help you if you need that guidance, and it's much less overwhelming once you learn to establish your own limitations and schedules.

    The other thing to understand is that Seer is at it's core still a search agency. So if you're only considering a position on the SEO team because you want to get involved with all of the more forward-thinking strategy Seer is breaking into, keep in mind a lot of the work you'll be doing is still rooted foundationally in SEO, because a lot of clients still need that. Again, not really a con at all, just something to keep in mind when you're setting your own expectations, because I have seen people comment negatively about it on this board. You have to help clients walk before they can run, and the difference with Seer is once they're ready to run, you have all the tools and innovations to produce some phenomenal work for them. Seer is the perfect place for that kind of strategy, you just have to have the patience and drive to seek it out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being AWESOME! Your genuine care for employees is remarkable and inspiring for me, and I know the work Seer does will continue to be something I seek out and follow in my career. You have set the bar so high, and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity to have worked at Seer.

    Seer Interactive Response

    Mar 24, 2017 – Founder

    Wow, thanks for the in depth review. The perks package is hard to put together, Emily and team work hard to craft a great package that also lets us keeps us financially in a good place while sharing... More


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Great agency to build a foundation"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SEO Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - SEO Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seer Interactive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    gain a better understanding for agency life
    fun, smart people
    learn the basics of digital marketing

    Cons

    the constant pressure of self-promotion and visibility
    favoritism
    young, often inexperienced managers and account leads

    Seer Interactive Response

    Mar 16, 2017 – Director of Employee Development

    Thanks so much for your feedback! I'm glad to hear that you had some positive take-aways from your experience with Seer (despite some negative as well) and were able to learn alongside great people... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best company for the industry and great co-workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This was the best place I've ever worked, handsdown. It's demanding, it's educating, it's supportive, and the experience will carry you far. Leaving (due to health reasons) is my saddest regret.

    You will LEARN a lot. You will be CHALLENGED, but you will have the confidence of your teammates and your team leads. You will learn to adapt, to communicate, to be agile.

    I absolutely loved it here. They did everything they could for me, and if you prove you're a dedicated worker and can be trusted, they will pay you back in kind. Wil was the first )(and only, to date) person to ever have the open mind to see my degree and ask how it could apply to marketing. I seriously wish more people would be that creative, but those that aren't probably aren't doing as well as Seer.

    I still talk favorably of this company, the coworkers, the culture, and the clients. I've had some experiences with smaller firms since then, and none compare to Seer, especially in terms of ethics and client relationships.

    There was a time where I almost didn't make it, but two of my team leads and the HR employee worked closely with me to ensure that I indeed improved and got up to speed. Guess what? I did, and their training is still with me today. So they DO invest in their talent.

    Housekeeping pros:
    * Great kitchen
    * New location
    * Amazingly intelligent colleagues
    * Caring management
    * Small-company feel while growing
    * Tons of opportunities to learn
    * Great clients
    * Transparency

    Cons

    Extremely heavy workloads at time, which I love, but it got to be too much for me personally after I was ill.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees. Keep growing while keeping your culture intact. I've been waiting a while to write this review, and it's so well-deserved. I'll keep recommending you to everyone interested in your work!

    Seer Interactive Response

    Feb 12, 2017 – Founder

    Another refreshingly honest review. Hands down, the best place you worked? I dunno how many places you worked before Seer, but I hope its long :) When I think of what gets me out of bed everyday... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior PPC Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior PPC Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior PPC Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seer Interactive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible culture
    You get to work with and for people that genuinely care about you as a person
    Benefits package is very reasonable

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement
    For anyone not directly out of college, pay is underwhelming
    Path to promotion and raises is not clearly defined

    Seer Interactive Response

    Jan 2, 2017 – Founder

    Howdy, thank you for the honest review. Culture is something all of us take with us and protect, the company is obviously much bigger than any one person, so please do your best to preserve culture... More


  9. Helpful (6)

    "I feel appreciated, inspired, and empowered every single day."

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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 Seer Interactive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's beyond frustrating to see someone abuse the anonymity of Glassdoor to carry out some sort of personal vendetta. Clearly, this person 1) has a LOT of time on their hands 2) is more concerned with disparaging Seer than providing honest feedback for others.

    As long as online anonymity exists, internet trolls will continue to hide behind the keyboard. That being said, I'm here to provide my 100% honest perspective on working at Seer. I am confident that readers will be able to distinguish between the genuine reviews and the libel.

    Anyone who is friends with me has been subjected to my relentless gushing about Seer. It has truly been a dream come true and I'm a better, smarter person because of Seer.

    Seer is incredibly high-trust and the Leadership team deeply cares about the team (Our moms are sent flowers on Mothers' Day and I received an Edible Arrangement when my grandfather passed away) The unlimited PTO is 100% accurate- I was granted a 5 day vacation in my second week on the job & have never been denied a PTO request since.

    You never have to 'earn your seat at the table' at Seer. No political BS or favorites. Yes, things are fast-paced but, I've never stopped feeling appreciated. The LT welcomes feedback and the team is made up of amazing people. I wake up feeling empowered and leave work feeling accomplished. Even on my most stressful, crazy day at Seer; there was never a second where I didn't feel appreciated.

    Seer is an incredible company with amazing values. I feel lucky to work here.

    Cons

    Seer is an amazing organization but, it certainly isn't for everyone. I'd say it wouldn't be the best match for anyone who hates:

    1) Change; things are always evolving and being tested
    2) Continuous learning and teaching
    3) Being questioned or receiving feedback
    4) Deviating from the 'old way of doing things'/innovating
    5) Lack of concrete process


  10. Helpful (2)

    "As Real as It Gets."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 Seer Interactive (More than a year)

    Pros

    The biggest pro about Seer, is that in almost 2 years of employment - it still doesn't feel like work. Everyone that works here gets along, and enjoys being here. REAL unlimited PTO. Great benefits. Amazing Leadership Team that genuinely cares about their team. No favoritism, tons of recognition for jobs well done (you may see the same names pop up, but there is a big difference between top performers/favorites). The CEO, President, and all Directors sit on the floor with the team. Oh, and you can bring your dog(s) to work. I'd go on, but I'd be here all day.

    Cons

    I personally can't think of a single con. I've been around the block, and seen it all. There isn't a single thing I can complain about or list as a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. You're doing the best you can and that is evident to everyone who works here.


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