Das Writing Services Reviews

Updated 26 Dec 2020

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15 Ratings
  1. "Best place to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Specialist in Calcutta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Das Writing Services full-time

    Pros

    Best energetic working environment. I worked on the project of ITC, AliExpress and Bajaj Finserv here. Learned how to rank a content on 1st position on Google search. This is really amazing.

    Cons

    Work pressure is high and challenging. If you love writing, then join here.

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  2. "Love the working environment"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Content Developer in Calcutta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Das Writing Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Love the working environment here. Challenging work with top level MNCs in India and I learned everything in my career over here. Always a room for the individual growth. On-time salary every month.

    Cons

    Nothing serious to mention here. Work Atmosphere is really good.

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  3. "Best place to learn and work. Good office facilities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Writer in Calcutta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Das Writing Services full-time

    Pros

    1. Everyone working here are so helpful and are like family members. 2. HR selects the best employees here, but truly if you join you will also say the same. 3. Work with latest Google updates on Content Industry. This you cannot learn anywhere else and I have literally read pages after pages to learn Google algorithms. I believe this knowledge can be a true asset throughout my career. 4. On few occasions top management themselves train employees.

    Cons

    1. A company cannot be 100% perfect. 2. Selection process is too tough, that need to eased. But I managed. 😊

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  4. "Training facility was really good"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Developer in Calcutta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Das Writing Services full-time

    Pros

    I worked for 8 months left due to personal issue. I must say that the training I got here on first 3 months was really good. I got to learn about basic seo and digital marketing. Pubali di helped me a lot. I worked for few top rated MNCs content project here. Writing here is completely different. I got to know how a content rank on google first page and this is really interesting. Here everyone focus on learning new ideas and implementing those to improve quality. I worked as freelancer for 2 years earlier, but here I learned about Yoast plugin, word density and unique content. At the starting it was not interesting, but from the 2nd month I was introduced to live projects. I liked the occasional cooking at kitchen with free food and health drinks available for all.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is hectic to take the work pressure. Editors delay in putting the word count. Lack of proper policy, no one knows who to approach for any particular reason. No leave available for 6 months. Salary always after 7th.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Cunning management"

    1.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Content Developer in Calcutta
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Das Writing Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good colleagues, Training is good for freshers.

    Cons

    The organization appears as a "place to work" for newbies. Sooner, one will start to discover the facts. During my service, I've observed several aspects of the organization both advantageous as well as demoralising for an employee willing to prosper. 1) Too many eyes over your head. 2) Salary issues. 3) Hidden terms and conditions. 4) No job security.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "There's absolutely no legitimate work policy here: despite slogging all month, you're probably not going to get paid."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Content Writer in Calcutta
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Das Writing Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A couple of the seniors on the team were kind and helpful, in my tenure here. Fellow colleagues could be really friendly, and I did end up being friends with a few of the people. Apart from that, there's not much going for the company. The office premises were good - wouldn't call it exactly plush, but they were okayish, given it's a new content writing company. That's about it I guess.

    Cons

    For starters, the work policy here is horrific. You need to write at least 3000 words per day, to get paid your full salary at the end of the month, and even then, there's very less to almost no work satisfaction. The directors rarely appreciate your work, and there are some very incompetent people who get to decide if your writing is good or not. New styles of writing are absolutely not encouraged here, and you could end up being vilified or criticised for even slightly deviating from the set pattern of writing, that the others follow. The directors, especially the founding members, have a sound knowledge of SEO, but sadly, not of writing. They just don't get how writing works,what's good writing and so on. Thirdly, they need to understand that great content isn't only about putting in a lot of keywords and SEO techniques. The work is mostly limited to a ton of finance and a lot of useless auto industry articles. At the end of the month, you're left wondering why you are never assigned any different kind of work. Sometimes, the management can get really deliberate when it comes to assigning work. For no fault of yours, you end up getting no work assigned, and that means a loss of pay. So out of 24 working days, it's likely you won't get work assigned on 2-3 days, and you are not paid for it. Even though you repeatedly ask the seniors to assign you work. The experience with my colleagues here was bittersweet, but the work hours and work policy are really damaging to employees' mental health as well. Also, if you plan to work here, be prepared to receive no formal resignation acceptance letter, or relieving letter or even a certificate. Basically, if you don't beg and grovel for one, your work experience here is going to the abyss.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Decent experience"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Senior Writer 

    I worked at Das Writing Services full-time

    Pros

    1. I found decent colleagues who have been friends after I left. 2. The work isn't too hard.

    Cons

    1. I found the work uninteresting. 2. Less focus on quality, more on quantity.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "A Toxic culture Spoils all the Perks and merits of working here."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Content Developer in Calcutta
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Das Writing Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The policy of flexible working hours, although seems convinient at first, rather quickly proves to be a trouble. I don't recommend considering it as a benefit from any stance while you decide on this job. For ametures, just starting with content writing, this can be decent starting point. You can learn a lot here, but also pay a steep price by sacrificing work-life balance. I feel there are better ways to learn content writing. There's a strong official hierarchy here which exposes writers to strong criticism from their seniors. Now, that can be a good or a bad thing depending on the individual's rapport with the colleagues . For me, it proved to be quite demoralizing. I had to deal with abuse and disrespect as I wasn't able to establish that sort of casual rapport. A very predictable mode of operation exists in terms of work load distribution and challenges. You are required to deliver a set number of articles for a fixed number of clients everyday.

    Cons

    1. Have to write 3000 words of content daily, without fail. In case you can't write that much, no consideration, not even for a single day. Contrary to the JD they hand out, salary is NOT fixed. the most unreasonable salary policy - for every word deficit, you loose the equivalent money. Your word count is monitored monthly, where you have to maintain the total target. Technically, it is a TARGET BASED job. 2. Toxic environment and work culture. The entire process of quality control and editing here is carried out over a very loose framework. It is haphazard and very draining on the associates. You can easily get penalized unfairly over unreasonable grounds. Unprofessionalism runs rampant on all levels. 3. You'll be forced to write more and more. No room to explore and grow because all your focus will be to generate quantity. 4. They won't furnish you a relieving letter or an experience certificate, not voluntarily. The CEO is so ignorant that he was confounded when I said his acceptance mail in response to my resignation isn't sufficient. I had to convince him that a relieving letter is necessary to get employed somewhere else. To sum it up, other content writing agencies in Kolkata offer better opportunities for growth and overall job satisfaction. Go for those if you can.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, learn new aspects on a wide range of topics, helpful seniors"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Content Developer in Calcutta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Das Writing Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional writers who actually have a flair of writing and a passion of what they are doing.

    Cons

    Balancing life and work can be tough on occasions. However, to my knowledge, it is the same in other comparable organisations.

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  10. "Performance-driven company with flat hierarchy and open door policy."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Calcutta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Das Writing Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Easy access to top management 2. Structured work policy 3. Paid as you work attitude. 4. Logical and reasonable CXOs

    Cons

    1. Mid-level and growing company.

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