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Updated Jul 27, 2022

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Found 60 of over 86 reviews
4.0
84% Recommend to a Friend
The Social Element CEO Tamara Littleton
91% Approve of CEO

Found 60 of over 86 reviews

4.0
84%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
The Social Element CEO Tamara Littleton
Tamara Littleton
45 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great Place To Work

    Nov 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fully Remote positions, the company culture is positive and constructive. If you show initiative, determination, and a will to get things done, there is a good chance you will advance.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't very competitive in the current market, you have to use your own gear to work for most positions.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work

    Nov 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They are very dedicated to their employees!

    Cons

    Everyone is spread across the globe but this is also a benefit!

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Could Value Employees More

    Oct 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Great inclusive culture -Smart, like-minded coworkers -High-profile client portfolio -Growing fast -High transparency on finances, future plans, etc. -Completely remote

    Cons

    -This agency doesn't give raises, bonuses, or any kind of reward or incentive for hard work. If you perform well, you are treated the same as someone who underperforms. -Low, uncompetitive salaries well below average market value, and you must use your own computer and equipment. Coupled with lack of raises and rewards, it can be hard to actually live if you're in a major city. -Benefits package feels bare minimum -Performance review process felt more like a chance to gaslight, and with no reward for performing well, they felt too involved for the overall outcome. -High favoritism to senior level+ employees and account team. -No career growth or opportunities -They use WFH as a reason to underpay, when this is really becoming a norm and not a reason to pay talent any less.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to work!

    Aug 4, 2021 - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I've been with the agency for many years now, I've found that if you work hard and have a positive attitude then you get rewarded and promoted accordingly. I love being able to work with the incredible caliber of clients that The Social Element has, I think that is pretty unique for the size of agency. The leadership team do a great job of creating a positive company ethos, and they are extremely supportive of whatever life throws at us. This was really evident during last year and the Covid pandemic, the leadership team held support sessions and reached out to us individually, gave us time of where needed etc. This was incredibly valuable as a parent, and I'm not sure other companies that I have worked for would have been so caring. We've been pioneers in remote working for years, and I feel the agency has this pretty much nailed!

    Cons

    Being a remote company and global, it's hard to get together with colleagues as much as we'd like too. That's the only downside of working here!

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    3 people found this review helpful

    The Social Element Response

    Chief People Officer

    This is lovely to see, thank you for taking the time to let us know!

  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    A fair place to work

    Jun 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very fun work and lots of variety

    Cons

    Sometimes projects were a little monotonous

    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Haven't Looked Back

    May 21, 2021 - Account Management 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There is a willingness to develop employees and provide resources for them to grow within their role.

    Cons

    No cons currently to share

    2 people found this review helpful

    The Social Element Response

    Chief People Officer

    Thanks so much for this feedback - I'm glad you're enjoying working with us. Thanks for being part of the team!

  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great CULTURE, Great PEOPLE!

    Jan 10, 2021 - Senior Account Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great agency, great people, great customers, great culture! Having already been a global remote-working agency for decades, The Social Element has developed the systems necessary to manage and ensure remote teams' productivity, promote connectivity and collaboration, and maintain an incredible culture.

    Cons

    If you're not used to working remotely you may have an adjustment period, learning the tools as well as developing personal time management discipline. Compensation structure is fairly good for salaried employees, but understandably hourly employees may occasionally experience variations in available hours due to client & project fluctuations.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Lack of available work

    Jul 19, 2019 - Engagement Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay and easy work.

    Cons

    Lack of available work. The Social Element doesn't seem to get may clients, therefore don't have a need for most of the contractors they hire.

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    10 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Best Agency

    Mar 21, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Positive coworkers - Great learning opportunities - Amazing clients

    Cons

    - Not competitive salary for lower level positions

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    2 people found this review helpful
  11. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Former Management Role

    Nov 7, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Can easily move up through the ranks and take on new challenges, good opportunity for development if you're early career. Can work from anywhere, flexible scheduling. Compensation decent if you live somewhere outside of a large city. Work-life balance amazing. Lots of smart pleasant colleagues, lots of expertise in our fields.

    Cons

    Internal politics are a disaster and are highly personality driven. Roughly yearly restructures and need to appeal to different people. Low salary if you live in a major US/UK/EU city. Some colleagues are annoying. Little feedback from your manager about how to improve in your role.

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    5 people found this review helpful
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The Social Element Reviews FAQs

The Social Element has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 86 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at The Social Element to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, The Social Element employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at The Social Element. This rating has improved by 7% over the last 12 months.

84% of The Social Element employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated The Social Element 4.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at The Social Element to be management, culture, coworkers and the cons to be benefits, career development, compensation.

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