Searching for a job? Look at Austin’s fast-growing The Search Engine Guys
The hiring needs at The Search Engine Guys LLC are changing so rapidly and the Austin-based company is growing so quickly that it’s next to impossible to pin down how many job openings there are now.
“We don’t have an exact number, honestly. If a talented person submits a resume, we can make room in the company for them,” says Julie Zellman, director of public relations. “We don’t really have a formal recruitment goal; we consider everyone on a case-by-case basis.”
Currently, the company employs 44 people—39 in Austin and five in Chicago.
“As new departments are added and our recruiting needs change, we will post these needs on various job boards and on our website,” Zellman says.
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Typically, the company hires content writers, web designers, web strategists, bloggers, SEO specialists and sales representatives. The Search Engine Guys looks for employees with a track record of great career experience, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude, Zellman says.
“A sense of humor and love for arcade games might also come in handy in our unconventional office environment,” she says.
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The Search Engine Guys provides web marketing services to law firms and small to midsize businesses. The company’s menu of services includes SEO, web design (see two examples in this blog post), pay-per-click management, video and photography, online reputation management, logo design and billboard design.
Co-founders are Joe Devine (photo), CEO, and Rodney Organ, chief technology officer. Graham Smith, chief web strategist, manages the Chicago office. In 2008, the principals of The Search Guys launched Ngage Inc., which supplies live-chat services to more than 230 websites. Ngage has offices in Austin, Chicago and San Diego.
In June, The Search Guys expanded from 2,892 square feet to 4,252 square feet at 3001 S. Lamar Blvd. in South Austin.
“Though the company is growing at a rapid pace, there is still an environment of friendliness, comfort and mutual respect,” Zellman says. “The executives are always open to new, creative ideas and value the ideas of all of their employees, whether you have been with the company since the beginning or only for a few months.”
Since executives at the company believe employees should work as hard as they play, The Search Engine Guys encourages them to take short breaks throughout the workday to visit with colleagues, shoot a Nerf basketball or play arcade games. Executives treat employees to several company outings throughout the year, including a mini-golf and bowling tournament. During the summer, Friday afternoons are reserved for a movie screening and snacks.
Devine says: “We are blessed to have a team of young and energetic workers who are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that our clients’ needs are met.”