At Social Media Link, 82 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 50 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.79. It was published on Jun 25, 2018. 2520 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
98%
 
I am offered training or development to further myself professionally.
98%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
96%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
94%
 
Management shows a sincere interest in me as a person, not just an employee.
94%
 

What They Do

We asked Social Media Link to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We're a marketing technology company providing end-to-end online engagement and activation solutions. We help marketers create two-way consumer-brand interaction, generate authentic co-creation and scale one-to-one consumer relationships. Since 2009, we've worked with brands such as Seventh Generation, Snuggle, and Nestle.

About this Company

Website: www.socialmedialink.com Industry: Advertising & Marketing
US Headquarters: New York City, New York, 10018 US Sites: 3
Major Locations: Denver, Colorado, 80220; Chicago, Illinois, 60647; Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801; Dallas, Texas, 75206; Roseville, California, 95747; Los Angeles, California, 91367; Atlanta, Georgia, 30318; Mesa, Arizona, 85202 US Employees: 53
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2009

Summer 2017 Interns

Perks and Programs

We asked Social Media Link to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Social Media Link Concept Crew: The Concept Crew is SML’s Leadership Team designed to work on the business, not in the business. It gives members of the SML team direct access to working with the Executive Team, as well as a chance to showcase skills outside of day-to-day tasks. This cross-functional team rotates every six months, creating a collaborative environment and bringing people together to drive innovation, strengthen our culture, spark creativity and bring to life our five Core Values.
  • Balance in the Workplace and Flexible Schedules: As part of creating a diverse culture, SML enjoys allowing employees to pursue interests outside of work, even if during work hours. We have a team member who is an NCAA Women’s Basketball Official, one who is a writer and director of short films, and many parents who crave time with their children. Encouraging team members to pursue their passions by offering flexible work schedules helps create a positive environment, which drives team members to work harder.
  • Extra Paid Holidays: SML believes rewarding employees is one of the most important aspects of building a hard-working culture. As a reward, SML offers employees their birthdays off, six half-days during summer Fridays, and an entire week for winter break at the end of December, on top of regular paid holidays throughout the year.
  • Team Bonding Events: Social Media Link hosts a number of out-of-work team bonding events to increase collaboration and culture inside the office. This year, the team has done events such as a cooking class, St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco De May celebrations, Go Karting and a summer scavenger hunt around NYC.
  • Direct Access to Executive Team: In order to facilitate and encourage idea generation, the executive team gives all levels of employees the chance to present a program or idea to our team of seven executives. The Executive Team provides feedback and helps each employee generate a plan to bring their idea to fruition.
  • Intern Program: During the summer months, each department is given the opportunity to hire one to two interns. The interns work closely with the departments to complete meaningful projects, creating an impact on company goals. We often hire interns when new job openings become available - 14% of the hires we made in the last 12 months have been recent college graduates.
  • Continued Education and Development: As a technology company within a fast-growing and competitive industry, we strive to promote and hire within. Our continuing education program gives each employee the chance to further enhance knowledge and hone expertise in their specific field through activities such as seminars, conferences, coursework, etc.
  • Bring Your Child to Work Day: SML believes taking interest in our employee's lives outside of work is important for allowing employees to truly get to know one another. For many of our employees, that means taking interest in their children. We invite all our employees to bring in their children, nieces, nephews or any other kids in their lives for Bring Your Child to Work Day. The entire team is involved in planning, setting up and engaging with the children. This year's theme was Carnival - we had 14 children attend.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

4% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee50% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Employees under 8 years of service)
50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Employees under 8 years of service) 50% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Restricted stock units
Annual Halloween Party

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

35 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 15 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
35 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (50% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (2% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Food and coffee, happy hours and team bonding events, flexible work schedules, open office layout)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
30 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $2,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • 7 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Summer Yankees Game!

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
A Little Competitive Go Karting

How to Get Hired

We asked Social Media Link for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

When determining if a prospective employee will be a great fit at Social Media Link, we look for similar alignment on our five Core Values: Problem Solvers - We believe in taking initiative and being resourceful, and take pride in solving challenges for ourselves, our customers, and our team. Pioneers - We believe in challenging the status quo through collaborative innovation and strategic speed. Daring to experiment is our key to growth. Partners - We believe in helping others succeed and know our customers and team thrives when individuals achieve together. Enthusiastic - We believe passion is contagious and energetic purpose fosters confidence and positive attitudes. Get Stuff Done - We believe in moving ideas into action to achieve the highest quality outcomes. We set big-picture goals and make them happen through focus and pragmatic planning.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective candidates grab our attention when they clearly demonstrate they have done research on the industry and the company, and come to us with ideas on how their skillset fits into our goals. We look for people who innovate in their fields, who find new ways of reaching out and displaying knowledge. Lastly, a candidate who asks thoughtful and relevant questions set themselves apart from other prospective employees.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

As we continue expanding our technology, we’re highly focused on hiring software engineers and developers to our team. Additionally, as our technology grows, so does our number of clients. As such, we’re also focused on hiring in other areas such as marketing, sales, account management, community management, and insights.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates may apply through our website or reach out at info@socialmedialink.com. If available, candidates may also reach out directly to the hiring manager through email. If a candidate seems like a good fit, our team will reach out to set up an initial interview. We are continuously seeking new talent, and candidates are welcome to submit resumes even if a desired role is not available. Check out our careers page at https://www.socialmedialink.com/careers.

hiring Outlook

11 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 71% Job Growth
62 Average applicants per opening 1,300 Total job applicants
35% New hires by employee referrals 4% Openings filled by current employees
3 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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