The Social Element Reviews

Updated Mar 22, 2020

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3.8
72%
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78%
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The Social Element CEO Tamara Littleton
Tamara Littleton
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Get to make your own schedule, work from home, great social media marketing experience(in 23 reviews)

  • "As a mother I absolutely love the flexible working hours and the ability to work from home(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management distant; working practises increasingly obtuse and complicated(in 4 reviews)

  • "It doesn't matter how bad you are at your job, the surest way to safety and promotion is to know someone in middle management(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best Agency"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Social Element full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Positive coworkers - Great learning opportunities - Amazing clients

    Cons

    - Not competitive salary for lower level positions

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of available work"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Social Element part-time for more than a year

    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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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Former Management Role"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Social Element full-time for more than 3 years

    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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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Client Services"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Social Element full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful and inviting culture even though it's predominantly a distributed workforce. Executives and upper management truly listen to employees. Highly talented pool of global colleagues to collaborate with , it always felt like I was a member of a very strong team highly driven to succeed.

    Cons

    Client base is a bit top-heavy, therefore high risk if/when a large client is lost. This is the reason why I was laid off.

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    "Not the same place it used to be"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Moderator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Social Element full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible work hours, some great people to work with.

    Cons

    lack of communication, lack of transparency

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Social Element for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I've worked for The Social Element for just under 10 years; I can't imagine working anywhere else. The awesome team is like a second family to me, and as a mom, the work-from-home flexible schedule was a godsend. I have always been impressed by how people-oriented and supportive upper management has been. The company has unlimited potential which is both exciting and provides a sense of job security.

    Cons

    There have been some ups and downs, which is expected for a company that has grown rapidly, but the downs have been short-lived and far between.

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    "Happy Employee"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Engagement Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Social Element part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great communication with management, decent pay for work at home, great company culture, can work anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Project availability. Seems to be either feast or famine which means have to look at other streams of income to support a family

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    "Great company, hours fluctuate a lot"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Social Element part-time

    Pros

    Great people and good management! Friendly and professional atmosphere. Interesting clients. If you are not dependent on a regular income, this job is for you.

    Cons

    Hours fluctuate very drastically. You can be taken off projects even if you have a great track record. Hard to rely on income.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Some ups some downs, mostly up!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Moderator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Social Element full-time

    Pros

    Working from home, flexible schedule, training is provided and generally well run, depending on the team decent to great communication between managers and moderators.

    Cons

    There's always a few bad apples in the best of bunches and that's no different here than anywhere else. The Unreliability of the social media world can make things a bit dicey.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to Work For"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Social Element full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Supportive, energizing place to work. Love my flexibility and great co-workers

    Cons

    Compensation plans need to be reviewed

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