Social Media Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Social Media Manager?

April 2016
"Social Media."
Social Media Manager:
Pros: The grow, new tools introduced, trends, social media.
Cons: Its not yet organised.
October 2016
"Multitasking, hardthinking, diverse job."
Social Media Manager:
Pros: I like that I get to work from home. I like that I don't get micromanaged. I like that everything is left up to me with new ideas. I like that I am my own motivator.
Cons: The pay. I definitely feel like with the amount of work I do, I should be getting paid more.
November 2016
"Continuous Learning is Key."
Social Media Manager:
It's crucial that an SMM give time to level up his/her skills by getting additional training whether it comes with certification or not. The digital marketing world is simply very competitive. Also, taking care of clients and listening to what they want on happen in their business or social media profiles is critical so you do what they want how they want it done.
January 2017
"City and work culture in New York."
Social Media Manager in New York:
Pros: I really enjoy the fast pace of the city. It makes for more efficient work because everyone's on a similar page. Most of the time I'll find that colleagues and third parties place a high value on time consumption and punctuality. I also love the city because there is so much to do on workdays and weekends, no matter what your interests are. I am very interested in music so the city is PERFECT for festivals, concerts, and small gigs. People are pretty outgoing here and often genuinely want to help if you make an effort to stay in touch and show small gestures of appreciation. A little goes a long way and it turns out it's a pretty small world!
Cons: The culture is very much geared towards long work hours, which can be very draining and actually lead to more inefficiency than working fewer, more productive hours. Sometimes I feel guilty leaving work at 6:00pm, even though it's in my contract that I work from 9:00am to 6:00pm with a one hour lunch break. I eat lunch at my desk 95% of the time and never take the full hour. I've heard that this is common at other companies, so it's not just the one I am working at. Also, it's a very expensive city to live in. You have to make sacrifices, usually when it comes to where you live, how many other people you live with/share bathrooms with, or how old you apartment building is. Unless you're making over 100K in which case life gets a little easier!
February 2017
"Walkability, Awesome City Culture."
Social Media Manager in Saratoga Springs
Pros: It is a cute town, walking distance to restaurants, parking available.
July 2017
"Like anywhere it's a mixed bag."
Social Media Manager in Cape Town:
Pros: The quality of life is great. Beautiful routes to hike, beach to enjoy. If you live in the city, the commute is painless.
Cons: Traffic is bad if living outside the city. Capetonians are notorious for being a little clicky and flaky. Need to network effectively to build a base here.
November 2013
"Fun, exciting, creative, flexibility, perks, the people"
Social Media Manager:
Pros: The ability to create original marketing materials that help differentiate us from the competition.
Cons: Not being compensated for the amount of hours put in.
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