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Godot Media has a culture and values rating of 3.8.

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2 English questions out of 2

23 February 2021

What is the company culture like at Godot Media?

Pros

- You’ll get to work on a wide variety of content categories and buckets. - Won’t have to go to the office because writer positions in the company are 100% WFH. - With 3,000 words to be completed daily, most of which are required by the end of the day, you’ll be able to develop a fantastic speed of delivering high-quality content in little time. - Working on so many different kinds of content pieces will help you build interest in a particular niche.

Cons

- No teamwork. Writers are required to work on daily content individually. In the 1+ year that I worked with the company, we had no team video calls and the only communication you receive on Slack is regarding your daily work plan or any mistakes that you might have made in your files. - You’ll get the work plan for the day early in the morning or late last night. You cannot ask for the work plan to be changed; you’ll need to work on what’s handed out to you. - No interactions with other employees of the company. The work culture here is extremely cold and unapproachable. You finish your 3,000 words daily work plan and that’s about it. - There is little flexibility when it comes to reducing your workload for the day. If you wish to work on about 1,500 words a day, you’ll need to take a half-day. There is no concept of taking a day easy here. - The QC (Quality Control) team is responsible for going through the content and editing it as required. However, they exercise complete dictatorship and order around the writers to fix even the tiniest of mistakes. Grammarly is the saving grace for the QC team - they can’t edit files without it. - The company works for the clients and not for the employees. Your QC managers won’t stand up for your content if a difficult client refuses to accept the work. You will be blamed for clients leaving and forced to do extra work in lieu of the work that a client rejected. - They do not allow clients to connect directly with writers to “avoid confusions and multi-party involvement”. This makes it very difficult to finish some projects on account of poor guidelines collected by the business team. The business or QC team makes no effort to ensure that proper guidelines are being collected. Often, writers are left to guesswork when deciding what the theme, brand voice etc should be for a particular project. - The writers are expected to research, write, edit, proofread and fact-check all the work. The QC team acts just like a middleman that transfers files from the writers to the clients and uses Grammarly to do their work. - The QC is quick to point out your mistakes but good work will never be appreciated or rewarded in the company. - Company doesn’t get in touch with you after you complete a year to discuss your progress or an increment. They also do not conduct any performance reviews. - There is no growth for writers in the company or any other employee for that matter. You will stay stuck in the same role with the same responsibilities for years. - The company prides itself on paying higher than the industry standard however, the daily work allocated to the writers deserves higher compensation. - You can get an above average salary in the company only if you fight for it during the interview. They will constantly try to low ball you but if you stick to your figure, you might end up getting it. However, pay raises once you join the company are none.

Advice to Management

I honestly don't think these guys care but pay attention to developing a culture in the company rather than getting work done from writers as if they are freelancers. Be empathetic and accept your mistakes instead of dumping them all on your employees. Offer career growth and performance reviews to your employees and appreciate them for a job well done instead of always sending incessant emails about their occasional mistakes.

There is little flexibility when it comes to reducing your workload for the day.

23 February 2021

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30 October 2020

What is the hiring process like at Godot Media?

Pros

The platform is based on a good idea. When I was applying for a job, it popped up on Indeed. So, the joining process was good. When I saw the content rates, I wanted to back out. But I decided to give it a try because I wanted to see how freelancing worked. Initially, the platform hooked me in but over time I noticed issues that just couldn't be ignored. Hope they work on it.

Cons

Poor execution of a brilliant platform. Low freelancing rates (almost 30 paisa per word) for unique original content. What bugs me is that they tell you to submit content for upgrading to a new level but you never make it. I wouldn't necessarily say that I deserve to be put on the level 4, which seems to be for "experts". But pretty sure no expert would agree to that rate as well. Excessive rewrites.

Advice to Management

None. Even if they do reply, it will be to hide how their platform works. I'm a pretty straightforward person who doesn't do the corporate talk. So, just wanted to share my experience .

So, the joining process was good.

30 October 2020

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