office is now younger people whom are the digital age, but have little sales experience, the office does have a sales manager -but he is run by corporate office out of st. Louis and is under the same pressure that they exert of the sales staff.
office was just vetted and only 1 person survived and thus the new younger less expense sales staff.
It about what you can do today -not what you have done, make you goal or get replaced is the culture
Freelance Writer (Current Employee) – Remote – August 2, 2018
I want to like Vivial. I really do. But every time I try, I'm reminded why it's just another content mill. Subpar pay, tight deadlines, idiotic edit requests that would be easier and faster for the editor to fix themselves, the list goes on.
Editors used to be great, but the newer ones are rude, issue requests that make no sense, or violate the style guide entirely. There is no consistency and edits often take weeks to go through. If an article hasn't been cleared by an editor, you don't get paid for it. At one point, I had articles languishing in the editorial queue for more than four months.
The content assignments are often so vague or poorly worded that you can't make sense of them. When they are clear, the editors typically misinterpret or ignore the instructions in the idea and tell you to rewrite the article entirely.
If you expect to be rewarded for your work, you'll be sorely disappointed. There are no pay increases. There's no bonus structure. What you agree to in your contract seems to be it.
Easy to get time off
Low pay, bad editors, outdated platform, no training, no support from management, no opportunity for advancement, no pay raises
This product has so much potential, but I don't see much hope for it. The product and the business of account based marketing requires organization, experience and an active and regular investment in talent. Instead, the organization focuses its resources on being a "sales organization", setting unrealistic targets (and then not paying bonuses) and then seem surprised when our turnover and retention rates keep steadily worsening.
High turn over. The majority of new hires are dismissed within 3 months. Filled with millenial's lacking a professional work ethic. Hostile work environment. Advertised as an outside sales position with 6 figure income. It's a phone sales job and the income is completely misrepresented. Management bullying style. They announce failed sales of each rep. as they micromanage the floor.
benefits and training are horrible with high turnover
Senior Ad-Tech Consultant (Former Employee) – Anchorage, AK – April 29, 2018
Good place to work as far as co-workers and most of management. The problem is the lack of follow through with the in-house fulfillment team. When you sell products, you cross your fingers and hope that the AC channel will take good care of your customer :-( If they don't, then you will be very discouraged and wonder why you even try.
Ad Tech Consultant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 28, 2018
Management needs to be more consistent. They will say that they don't micromanage, but will have you come into the office to make cold calls. Products don't work, and they expect you to just keep selling to people as if the problems don't exist!
Digital Account Coordinator (Former Employee) – Dayton, OH – March 23, 2018
The company has a reputation of low pay but AMAZING coworkers. If you’re coming straight from college and this might be the job for you if you want to barely afford your rent your groceries and the cost of living in Dayton. Management is fantastic if you get stuck with the right one. The higher ups don’t listen to what you have to say about compensation or your workload. Do you not work at Vivial unless you are only there to get experience to move on.
Digital Account Coordinator (Former Employee) – Dayton, OH – February 22, 2018
There are no rewards/ consequences for performance. I was consistently a top performer, both in both metrics and client satisfaction surveys, not just in our office, but company-wide. Certain associates would stroll in 15 minutes late every day, looking like they hadn't bathed in a week, and would do nothing the entire day. I do not operate like that. It drove me crazy that some of my coworkers showed no pride in their work and were never held accountable.
When I was hired, they touted their opportunity for growth and movement within the company, which was a large reason of why I took the job. This was not true. In the time I worked there, I saw FAR more people quit to take better opportunities and only one set of "promotions" within a large department. Basically, there was the option to be a Digital Account Coordinator and maybe, a Team Lead. There was zero opportunity to advance.
They also explained in the benefits portion of the interview, that you are reviewed every 6 months. What they don't tell you is that, culturally, it's impossible to score about a 3 out of 5 on the reviews and they do not offer raises- AT ALL.
Maybe, it's a good company for a kid fresh out of school who doesn't know any better. But-if you want to do well for yourself, it will never happen at Vivial.
Work/ Life Balance
No opportunity for growth, nothing was incentivized.
Freelance Writer (Current Employee) – Remote – February 3, 2018
I have to be honest, I don’t know what some of these other people are talking about. I absolutely love this company and the managers I work with. The pay per word is competitive and there are almost never lulls in the available work, which is hard to find for remote freelance writing. I highly recommend this client to other people looking for great clients.
Higher paying work, ample available work, kind and intelligent editors
Same topics assigned over and over again, poor training materials
Definitely a great bunch of people to work with but there was no career path for someone in my position, something I was told outright after I was hired. While a good group, some people in management had a hard time delegating and some people continued to try to do my job for me. The hardest part of the job was trying to do the job for which I was hired.
Fun place to work! Great first steps into the marketing world
Ad Tech Consultant (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – December 12, 2017
Vivial has been nothing but great to me! The training was excellent considering the huge suite of digital products we have to offer, and the time period allotted to complete training. I have learned so much with this company so far. Compensation is great, and you are really in charge of your own destiny. You are given all the tools you need to be successful, you just have to do the work!