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  • Good benefits package, they did pay for all 3 of my degrees (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits package, some flexibility in hours (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very high sales quotas, win at all costs mentality, lots of red-tape (in 3 reviews)

  • inherited debt fro Verizon bad move went bankrupt (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Overall good experience. Good people but lots of change!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Glen Allen, VA

    I worked at Idearc Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is not what it used to be. The company has gone through many changes and is continuing to go through changes. The best thing about the company are its people but many of the best people are leaving as they realize it's not what it used to be.

    Cons

    Change for the sake of change. It's good that they constantly add new products but then set unrealistic goals to the new products even if the product is not a good for clients.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, seek their feedback, and pay attention to why your best people are all looking for new jobs!


  2. Frankly, I love this place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Idearc Media

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If I'm in the job market looking for an internet company at or near the top of the list, I recommend you consider Idearc. Since the company launched its new/improved vision and product set, we are a much better company. I cant speak to the print side of the company, but on the internet side, we offer solid, industry-leading products and resources, both capital and human, to support them.

    I've worked with large and small media companies. This company is nimble like a small company and powerful like a large company. I hope to be here a long time.

    Cons

    The financial (debt) burden levied on us by Verizon is limiting our ability to grow. However, mission-critical initiatives seem largely uneffected. Though management does solicit the minions for input/feedback, dont know just how well it is received.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage management to more effectively tap the talent in this organization. Lots of capable folks who could drive initiatives and would welcome the oppportunity.


  3. Company has great potential.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

    I have been working at Idearc Media

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Company CEO has a strong vision and plan for the company to succeed
    2. Management supports flexible work schedules and balance of home and work life.

    Cons

    1. Economic downturn has reduced the quality of medical and dental benefits
    2. No clear career path or professional development plan, however company does support tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    Better alignment of company goals and direction across all areas of senior management to better align middle management and staff


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    It all a matter of perception, mine is positve and optimistic

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist - Workforce Performance in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Specialist - Workforce Performance in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Idearc Media

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The respect that I have established within the company, the benefits are outstanding, full medical and dental, sup life, etc.
    The career opportunities provided by Idearc have met my needs. The people is my number one reason for working here. What a bunch of characters and just plain good people. From senior management to the receptionists. I have been fortunate to travel to several different locations and have found the aforementioned to be true for all locations.

    Cons

    My salary is low and the recession is hurting the business. The career path is very narrow if your work outside of the corporate headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in you employees through onsite and off site training.


  6. Overall good experience working for Idearc Media

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

    I have been working at Idearc Media

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working conditions, management team in my immediate area was effective. Good benefits package, they did pay for all 3 of my degrees.

    Cons

    Company has a tendency to turn and burn their sales reps. Since company was going through bankruptcy, working conditions declined and more was expected for less...as usual. Although they paid for my 3 degrees, they did nothing to try to retain me in the field I trained for.

    Advice to Management

    The phone book is a depreciating asset. Stop bundling it with the internet products and forcing people to use their advertising dollars there.


  7. Good Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Idearc Media

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    No politics
    Technical learning

    Cons

    Not much chances of growth in terms of roles.


  8. What do you people expect?

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Idearc Media

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work hard, you will make great money. Sales people always want to complaine and make excuses for not performing. The bottom line is, you have great products and a large company to back you. If you put in the time you will be rewarded with good pay and benefits. Also, if you are not happy after a year or two, this is a great company to have on your resume.

    Cons

    This is an industry that is currently in transition, you must be able to adapt and overcome the objections you are going to get.

    Advice to Management

    Just be sure that you stay in touch with what is taking place out in the field. Get involved with your salesforce and be aware of what challenges they are facing.



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