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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freelance Writer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Freelance Writer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at WiseGeek (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid on time, decent wages for freelance writing work, fun articles to write with very clear guidelines.

    Cons

    None really. They're a good company. I don't think they hire much anymore, and have definitely scaled back operations since the Google algorithm changes, but if you can get a job with them, you should.

    Advice to Management

    None. They were great.


  2. "Lower Pay for High Demand Content"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WiseGeek (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some appreciation in beginning for writing skills, but bogged down by problems with meeting WG standards

    Cons

    Writing increasingly became more formulaic and the company reimbursed less. This devalued writers and editors and made it harder to make a living.

    Advice to Management

    Pay writers reasonable wages. This will guarantee a stream of talent that will increase Alexa ratings.

  3. "Good Supplementary Income for Freelancers"

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    Former Freelancer - SIA Coordinator in Remote, OR
    Former Freelancer - SIA Coordinator in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WiseGeek (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great for people who work from home
    - no limit to how much you contribute
    - great editors and managers

    Cons

    - no benefits
    - repetitive work