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- Influitive scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
- Both tied in 1 area: CEO Approval.
What Employees Say
- "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Lithium Technologies.
- "Catered lunches" was the most mentioned Pro at Influitive.
- "High turnover" was the most mentioned Con at Lithium Technologies.
- "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Con at Influitive.
I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time for more than 5 years
- Flexible Work Hours - Remote/Virtual Teams allow for greater autonomy - Incredible Staff and Colleagues
- Contractual Work with no pay increase (Be on the ball with keeping receipts and tracking expenses, and you will want to get an accountant.) - Low hourly rate - No work recognition - No clear... career road map for employee self-growth or promotion - Little to no work security (When sales aren't putting new contracts into the pipeline and they can't put you into an existing community, get ready for a pink slip) - No benefits (Insurance, vacation pay, No paid sick days, Even the yearly Christmas presents we used to get stopped coming)
Advice to Management
Where to begin with Lithium... I won't even talk about the company as a whole. I will just focus on Moderation Services: Moderators are the abused step child of Lithium... pure and simple. Not... to say that management in our department didn't try to bring our department to light. The hard truth is, the sales team has an incredibly hard time selling our department as a feature for the product. Likely because they don't know what we do. We were visited once by the sales team in my neck of the woods and they asked a few of us how to sell us as a product. However, those sales people left quickly and the turn over continues. When we were introduced to an online pay rolling system, the goal was to allow moderators to become employees and offer all of us benefits. When they realized the legal implications, that each country has different laws labor rights & protection, they quickly realized that their promises were just a dream and they didn't see or couldn't afford to add value into their staff. This left every international moderator, those that know multiple languages and work in different time zones, in the wind. Then the corporate bloating occurred. Our wages stay the same, because we are "Independent Contractors" but the product overall has become more expensive. And in turn, what has occurred is the shrinking or cancellation of contracts, and a recent slew of layoffs because management didn't have the foresight to realize that when a chunk of your billable hours for a department come from one client, and that client stops feeding you.... you starve. The Christmas presents stopped coming from upper management, recognition started coming less frequently, or not at all. And weekly team meetings became bi-weekly, or sometimes monthly because of cancellations. The disconnect became prevalent. In terms of career path, there is no future here because management doesn't let you know it even exists. It is impossible to know about openings unless you are friends with someone higher up or in another department. There is no real training, the certification modules from Klout are incredibly simplistic and don't really teach much. There are no benefits for international mods... The only time I took time out was for once-in-a-lifetime events because I didn't want to lose out on my pay, but I didn't want to take someone else's hours and sit 18 hours in front of a PC to make up for lost time. Knowledge sharing? You have to learn it all on your own. No one offers helps and don't bother asking your CSS because he/she are spread too thin on different projects (God bless you all). We constantly review communities on bi-weekly meetings that we've seen before, after we've been introduced to a list-long amount of bugfixes that were done, but they don't use that time to teach you about JIRA, LSI, Confluence or the dozens of other products we can use to become future leads, CSS, or other position besides moderator. You do not learn by watching someone quickly fidgeting with new feature who have a 15-20 minute window to show you how it works. YOU MUST CREATE LEARNING MODULES with EXERCISES to get real learning! We once did QA on the product and a lot of us were learning and getting good at it. We might not know code too well, but we use the product more than anyone and can spot mistakes as well as, if not better, than the engineering department. Why did we stop? Because management didn't have the foresight for shared budgeting. For remote moderators, departments are a myth you hear about. You are completely 'silo'ed and are maybe getting an inkling of understanding of Lithium's corporate culture. The only way you can find out anything is by e-mail, and when you are bombarded with hundreds of posts a day to go through, most of us don't want to spend more time learning about what went on in terms of organizational changes in the company, when you are never going to see or even get a letter or e-mail from the higher-ups in the entirety of your career in moderation services. It was only near the end, that some CSS staff were really engaged in learning about our technical skills. They were promoting people who had no business being in there positions, while others were sitting idly with their qualifications collecting dust. The only advantage I can say is working from home gave some flexibility, otherwise, stay far away from moderation services. It's a sinking ship and you will drown.