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Wpromote Reviews

Updated 28 December, 2018
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Pros
  • "Encourage a healthy work/life balance" (in 7 reviews)

  • "There are the benefits you can read about on the website like massages (my personal favorite), fine wine Friday, fun events, fresh fruit, bagels, etc" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Salary is far below industry standards-" (in 6 reviews)

  • "THERE ARE NO CONS, I had a hard time finding anything wrong with this company" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "An Agency That Matches Actions to Words"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wpromote full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership actively seeks feedback
    Feedback doesn't go down a black hole, it is acted upon
    Org. is primed for growth and opportunities are abundant
    The company is forward-thinking and looking to lead in their space
    Overall "politics" are low and the people are genuinely looking to do great work
    The clientele is filled with great brands that are looking for innovative ways to communicate their value

    Cons

    Typical agency work/life balances, but it's better here than most places
    Some of the departments are more advanced/experienced than others
    Not all offices around the country are staff with channel delivery members, which can create time lags in our ability to respond to clients

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire experienced people and staff offices with all channel delivery personnel so as to serve clients better in their specific regions.

    Wpromote Response

    12 Jan, 2019 – VP, People & Culture

    We love hearing about your positive experience at Wpromote. Please keep the feedback coming!


  2. "Innovative Company Focused on Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Smart leadership team who's open to employee feedback
    -Work From Home
    -Pet Friendly
    -Bright colleagues
    -Interesting selection of clients
    -Leadership was open to exploring professional development opportunities for staff

    Cons

    While I was working there, leadership was exploring ways to provide mentorships and professional development to its employees. However, this was a work in progress. Their main focus was to acquire new companies & clients. And while increasing revenue is definitely important anywhere you go, the opportunities for real advancement and professional growth were not made clear.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on providing straightforward career development opportunities for junior level employees. Otherwise, you will miss out on keeping the talented people you have in-house.

  3. "Senior Content Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wpromote full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great flexibility and work/life balance: There have been very few days in my 4.5 years at this company where I've felt extremely overly worked or rundown.
    - Unlimited PTO: Seriously amazing. This perk alone has kept me from turning down jobs that paid much higher.
    - Fun environment: The corporate culture is relaxed, young, fun and modern. From ping pong to fine wine Fridays, WP works hard to make the office an environment you want to be in.
    - Occasional work from home: available in most departments.
    - Great higher-ups: They listen to what you have to say and respond in a timely manner.
    - Maternity/paternity/baby bonding period: I haven't used this personally, but have seen our offerings compared to other company maternity policies and it's pretty great.

    Cons

    If you're in the LA office, you're golden. You'll get the full experience. But some of the other remote offices that are smaller lack some of the cool perks i.e. in-person training, the pet-friendly environment, etc. Sometimes you don't feel like you're as involved at the remote offices and like you're missing out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees and their needs. I know you guys are trying your best, but the more perks you can provide the remote offices, the better.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wpromote full-time

    Pros

    -Great place to learn and grow
    -Management wants you to succeed and will give you the proper tools to do so
    -Company culture
    -Flexible working schedule
    -Lot of potential for growth

    Cons

    -clients can be demanding but that is any agency anywhere


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Down hill"

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    Former Employee - Manager in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wpromote full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Snacks, some co-workers, new office

    Cons

    This company is expanding too quickly to address its glaring problems because it values profit over clients or workers. It cannot handle its current workload at the expense of employee health and efficiency. It was founded by high school friends that hired other fellow high school classmates that now outfit the C-level and various higher positions. Unfortunately, they do not reward competence as much as claimed. Before I left, multiple departments became understaffed and/or poorly run to the extent of negatively influencing client outcomes, even causing several clients to drop Wpromote. The C-levels are way out of their league here. On the surface, they suggest they invest in culture and oversee various superficial events that speak to their beliefs, but the events largely waste employee's time and do not teach them much that's worthwhile.

    Disregard recent position reviews, which are written by scared, young colleagues straight out of college with no agency experience.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your clients by supporting employees with more than snacks. Don't under pay your workers by 10-20k per department and then over commit them to more clients than is feasible or advisable. Investing in outside recruiters to restaff some of your executives would improve efficiency, profit, and moral. Snacks are lovely, but investing in the quality and competency of your company matters more.

    Wpromote Response

    7 Oct, 2018 – VP, People & Culture

    Thank you for your comment and feedback, and I'm sorry to hear after 5 years with us you didn't end on a positive note.

    We do hear you and acknowledge that we are growing rapidly and are working... More


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Yeesh"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wpromote full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Snacks, convenient location, WFH opportunities, summer fridays

    Cons

    Where to begin?
    This agency doesn't actually care about client success as much as it does profit and upselling. They hire kids right from out of college and scare them into writing Glassdoor reviews literally on their first day, if you wonder why so many of these reviews are positive.

    Management is gossipy, my supervisor was honestly the worst boss I've ever had in this industry who would constantly lie, yell at employees in front of the office and I'm pretty sure she has no soul. They overload you with clients, when I left I had nine clients, and the turnover rate for them was unreal. Clients would consistently say they weren't getting their money's worth, and I agreed. The contracts they'd agree to would sign them up for outdated SEO and blogging practices and we'd get them nowhere. So in order to actually make a difference, guess what? We'd charge them more, and they'd get upset and leave. This happens constantly.

    The vibe in my office was toxic. Only about 20 employees and when new hires started management wouldn't even bother to introduce them around the office, leaving things as awkward as can be. This agency will continue to make money because of their sketchy new business practices and I met (some) nice people along the way.

    But overall this was the worst agency experience I ever had. I learned literally nothing, was constantly made to feel stupid, yelled at and talked down to constantly by a management team that couldn't deal with their own insecurities, told me I wasn't "enthusiastic enough" even though I'd work hard constantly and meet all client and internal expectations, while being subjected to listening to pop country music for eight hours a day. This place shatters confidence, uses scare tactics as a management style and is ripping off clients left and right.

    Wpromote Response

    14 Aug, 2018 – VP, People & Culture

    Thank you for taking time to comment as we take feedback seriously and your input will allow us to continually improve and ensure we are fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment . We are... More


  7. "Incredible Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wpromote full-time

    Pros

    - Dress however you want
    - Dogs in the office
    - Catered meal options
    - Great training program, very organized and thorough
    - Flexible working schedule
    - Management cares
    - Clear cut growth path
    - Unlimited PTO (and they actually expect you to take time off, unlike most 'guilt PTO' environments)
    - They cater training and management to each person, and allow you to focus on your strengths

    Cons

    None other than those associated with working at an agency.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The only thing I would recommend is to make sure the offices outside of LA feel included.

  8. "Awesome Company & Great Place to Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wpromote full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Friendly Coworkers
    - Dog Friendly Office
    - Awesome Team Bonding Activities and Company Events
    - So Many Perks - Unlimited PTO, 1/2 Day Summer Fridays, Vacation Day for Birthdays
    - Thorough Training Process - Questions are Always Welcome and Encouraged
    - Great Place to Learn Digital Marketing - Thoughts and New Ideas to Improve Processes and Company Culture are Highly Encouraged

    Cons

    None come to mind at this point.

    Wpromote Response

    14 Aug, 2018 – VP, People & Culture

    Thank you for your feedback! We love hearing that you are having an awesome experience with us and that you are being encouraged and supported in sharing new ideas to improve processes! Keep the... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I feel like I've finally found the company I've been looking for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wpromote full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wpromote really strives to promote a healthy work-life balance amongst employees. Think unlimited PTO, flexible work from home policy, half days every other Friday during the summer, your birthday off, etc. Everyone at the company LOVES dogs, and a few locations are dog-friendly. Snacks, beer, games. But the biggest pro is the company culture. Management, at all levels, is very approachable and invested in each individual's experience with the company. They're constantly asking for feedback on how they can improve, and unlike a lot of companies they actually listen. My onboarding was a breeze, Lizzie is an amazing recruiter! I had always heard people talk about how much they love going to work every day, which made 0 sense to me until I started working at Wpromote.

    Cons

    Really can't think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees and doing what you're doing! It's working!


  10. "Dream Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coming from retail, this job is literally a dream come true. Any job can boast about paid holidays and weekends off in the marketing industry, but do they offer half day Fridays during the summer, a dog-friendly modern office space with ping pong, Friday night parties, huge events, amazing health benefits, free bagels on Fridays, free breakfast everyday of the week AND unlimited PTO? Wpromote offers all of that and more. And while sure, these perks are fun, what really matters is having a clear, cut path to grow and directors that want to help you reach your goals. It's an incredible company.

    Cons

    If there were any cons, they would be very minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! The HUGE changes in benefits, unlimited PTO, etc have been amazing!