It's Just Lunch

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It's Just Lunch Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
101 Reviews
2.9
101 Reviews
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It's Just Lunch President Melissa Brown
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37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only benefit is you get to work from home (in 15 reviews)

  • The best part of it is that I get to help people find love (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • They give leads for your territory to someone else that they "like" so you are left with years old leads (in 6 reviews)

  • It honestly seems like the dating directors are basically set up to fail and given impossible to reach numbers (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at It's Just Lunch

    Pros

    The team you work with are very sociable and accommodate to the schedule you need.

    Cons

    Seems like there is a lot of turnover in the main office. Also when policies change the training is not transferred to remote workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep everyone in the loop with better communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    My experience has been positive and financially gratifying. The "work as a team" approach is a proven plus!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at It's Just Lunch full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Consistent training and access to management helps when setting goals and achieving them! Employees are constantly recognized for their efforts and success and are shared in weekly/monthly meetings with all. There are often contests with prizes such as cash, gift cards, etc.

    Cons

    The challenges with this type of career are the same as with any. Setting and reaching goals and maintaining a positive attitude during the slow times. Not every week may be as good as the last, but it will all come back around. Managing time is always a difficult task and it's very important to keep on task as to not fall behind!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    I didn't think jobs like this existed!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist in Miami, FL

    I have been working at It's Just Lunch full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working from home and managing your own schedule is a huge plus for me. There is constant training and communication with our Sales Managers. There isn't any micromanaging, but they do encourage you to do your best without feeling the pressure. I do enjoy how they acknowledge our coworkers when they do an excellent job, everyone wants to be a ROCKSTAR! There is a lot of opportunity to grow. Dating Specialist 3-4 years ago are now VP Sales. So, climbing the ladder seems like a quick fit!

    Cons

    Though there is money to be made, it can be challenging. It's a Sales Driven job, and you can have a really great paycheck or an "okay" just my missing the quota by a hair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, I am enjoying the experience. I'm excited to grow here, and looking forward to high season!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Does it get any better than this?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at It's Just Lunch full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work for this company and I will give you just a few examples. From the very first day, the positive attitude and support that came thru in training gave me such self confidence and I believe that I have grown tremendously as a human being because of that. I truly believe in what we do and I think that it is the key. I wake up every morning and I am excited to get started and the best part is doing it in the comfort of my home office. The best part of it is that I get to help people find love...does it get any better than this?

    Cons

    I absolutely love my job and to me there is no negative. My clients always tell me you seem so happy doing your job and I am.I am always surprised when I hear of a client that didn't enjoy their experience with IJL but that comes mainly from past employees that may have made unrealistic promises to the clients and that is one reason why they might have not enjoyed their experiences with IJL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the key to the success of our company is mostly based on the management team, the constant training and webinars and the support that we all get. I don’t know of many companies where you can reach your manager at 10:00 at night or as early as 7:30 in the morning, or even get answers to emails on Sundays afternoon and it has happened on a lot of different occasions. They are all so supportive and positive in their approach that they help me tremendously! I have also very close relationship with the dating directors as we are in contact every day and what a great team they are, I couldn’t do my job without them!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a happy place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist

    I have been working at It's Just Lunch full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Paid training? Although half the time your trainer will not be paying attention. They will be on-line trying to help other new employees.

    Cons

    Little support, lay you off after 30 days if you do not make a sale, very hard to sell the product. I had very high hopes when I accepted this job. After training you are on an island by yourself with very little support, help or advice. They teach you to lie and promise things to people they cannot possibly offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and help new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    LUCKY TO WORK FOR SUCH A GREAT COMPANY!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Dating Director in Hallandale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Dating Director in Hallandale, FL

    I have been working at It's Just Lunch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A typical day at work would include finding love for our clients and getting to know our new clients. Listening is key in this position. The atmosphere is great. Bonus structure makes it even better! Hard work will get you there. We strive to make people happy.The most enjoyable part of the day is hearing another success story! Can't get better than that!

    Cons

    You must be diligent.. You have to accomplish a lot of things in a day! Multitasking is a must!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is great and always open to listening to new ideas. Open door policy in place.. CEO Melissa is fantastic, VP of Operations Julie is always there for you, Tia the CS manager is there when you need her, and HR Dennis is always there to help!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    It's Just Lunch is the Career you want, ONLY if you have Passion, Truly Care about People & Love seeing lives change!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at It's Just Lunch full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    IJL has the Team and Process in place to help you succeed in a healthy and positive environment. The training and support never ends. Each member of management has a positive method to drive improvement, which is rare in a corporation of this size. The earning potential can be extremely rewarding, not to mention playing an active role to help our clients find Love through positive dating experiences.

    Cons

    Honestly, I can not find a Con in the corporate structure. This position has been more of a challenge for me personally to become a top producer, however it's not anything within the company structure. It's a process that takes time and continued skill development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! It's working!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Started out great but went downhill...quickly-not exactly how they portrayed the position during interview/training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Dating Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at It's Just Lunch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only benefit is you get to work from home. However in order to make any money you still need to work late hours.

    Cons

    The commission structure and programs keep changing. Used to be a year membership for 2-3k and now we can only offer a 6 mo membership fo 3-5k...very hard sell!!! No longer competitive with other dating services and with the changes in commission structure, my income will be well below 40k this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the commission structure and programs, unless you can make it better. Shorter and shorter memberships, less and less commission make it very hard to stay motivated with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    It's Just Lunch Response

    Sep 9, 2014Human Resources Director

    We offer a variety of membership packages to best suit our client’s needs. We also modify packages and introduce new levels of membership to meet the changing need and requests of our clients. We ... More

  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Dallas IJL Happy Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Dating Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Dating Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at It's Just Lunch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked for other dating services in the past and I can honestly say that It's Just Lunch has great business ethics. I am excited to work with my clients and get to know them on a personal level. My income has gone up since I started working here. The wonderful thing about working with IJL is getting to help my clients with their love life and making life long friends along the way!

    I absolutely love the team I work with. We all play an important roll with servicing our clients.

    Cons

    This is definitely a sales position. Like any sales job, you have to work hard to play hard. You have to be hard working, competitive, and know the industry. The training you get from corporate will help you with your success in this career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None! I like how management is motivation, competitive, and understanding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic Company to work for! I highly recommend the Dallas office!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at It's Just Lunch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working for It’s Just Lunch has been a great experience. I absolutely love both the people I work with and the clients I work for. Each day is a new and exciting experience. It’s Just Lunch represents such a unique industry in all facets. I love being able to bring all of my skills to one industry to provide excellent customer relations for a dynamic team. This industry is unique as it is very fluid and new opportunities present themselves daily. I find it extremely fulfilling helping people find happiness. The best feeling in the world is finding out a match hit it off and enjoyed one another’s company to steady relationships, to engagements, weddings, and babies. I’ve been given the honor of hearing about all the success stories. The most rewarding part of my job is helping people step outside their comfort zones, take risks, believe in themselves, and find love. Dating isn’t easy. It takes courage and sometimes it takes a little push in the right direction. It brings me so much joy to know that I played a small role in the happiness of a successful match. I love knowing I help make fairy tales come true one match at a time! I would recommend working for IJL to anyone who has a passion to work with people in their most personal aspect of their life!

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of working in an industry that is so personal is that the clients are emotionally invested in addition to the financial investment. The component of being emotionally invested adds an element of irrationality sometimes. People react emotionally instead of logically and all their insecurities start coming forward. You have to be able to empathize and counsel clients. You have to have people skills and effective communication skills. If you do, you will be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think corporate does a great job training all new employees and keeping seasoned employees motivated and passionate about continuing success. Advanced Director Trainings always get the Directors refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world again!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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