Citysearch Reviews

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  1.  

    Not good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Citysearch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Bagel Friday. Other sales people were very friendly.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work. Period Too much to say...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play fair.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    It's a train wreck

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Citysearch

    Pros

    The lower level employees are nice and fun to work with.

    Free bagels on friday.

    The internet advertising business is good but not here due to poor execution

    Cons

    Mgmt. just doesn't care about it's employees and are very unethcial

    Very poor execution on mgmt's part they don't stick with a project long enough to complete it instead they pull the plug right before it's about to be completed

    Mgmt does not listen to its employee's it their way or the highway

    No loyalty or interest in keeping good employees when they are about to leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like them to leave and to see IAC do a complete overhaul on mgmt. from the CEO to the directions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bad place to work, lots of politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Citysearch

    Pros

    Engineers are quiet friendly, flexible job timings

    Cons

    Poor salary, no motivation, bad performance review, lots of influence from management, lots of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR's should be changed. They are useless. Sitting on top and just getting very good salary for doing nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Watch out! Failing company with extremely poor management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Citysearch

    Pros

    Salary and benefits. A chance to learn about online marketing (how it works and how it does not). That is about it.

    Cons

    Management is the worst. I can't stress this enough. They are often misinformed, of no help at all, and have no sense of what management truly is. Any employee that comes to work at Citysearch is automatically set up for failure. You are lucky if you make it for six months.

    I'm glad I got out of there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove almost all current management with people that have true management capabilities. If the CEO of IAC and Citysearch (and definitely the heads of Human Resources) knew the real picture of what goes on at Citysearch with their employees, then your company could succeed.

    This place is an HR nightmare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most Awful Job Ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Citysearch

    Pros

    Salary is good and commissions are good. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    I worked here for a few years and the management is awful. I cannot stress that enough, it is so very bad from the executive level on down. The pressure is unbelievable and there is no support whatsoever. I would not recommend this company to anyone not even the most desperate. Even the most talented, motivated and professional salespeople cannot make this work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish the President and CEO would look at the performance of each city and understand why certain cities are failing. It is the management team plain and simple.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mismanaged from the top down

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citysearch

    Pros

    Bagel Friday, short work days

    Cons

    Strategy changes weekly, product is behind, the same people get promoted but there's little movement for anyone else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Run!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citysearch

    Pros

    Part of IAC parent company - great benefits.

    Cons

    Old company trying to keep up in digital space. Completely out-run by other younger online competitors in the space. Product doesn't deliver, customers often upset. Lots of turnover across the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some new leaders at the corporate level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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