Local Corporation Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Local Corporation has strong work-life balance and benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Very family oriented company, good pay at all levels from what I hear, alot of internal promotions lately (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The company's "co-operatition"model with the major search engines puts the company in a fraught and vulnerable position (in 2 reviews)

  • All of their businesses units face intense competition and core revenue streams are highly dependent on the major search companies (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great team fairly unstable

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    Former Employee - Data Quality Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Data Quality Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Local Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are great people to work with here and learn from. Great work life balance. Loving the tech i get to work on.

    Cons

    The cubes are pretty ugly. The company has been struggling for a little while now, and the future is uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your engineers and get out of the failing business model. Focus on a product that creates value for the users not just a dollar.


  2. Dynamic environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very intelligent and friendly people. No random people work there, everyone weight on their place and is super capable. I learned a lot from the people I worked with.

    Cons

    I felt I had very little control on general business decisions or power to make improvments.


  3. Great company to work for. The people are bright and understand the market for their Media Services and Products.

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    Former Contractor - Senior Recruiter/Staffing Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Recruiter/Staffing Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Local Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    They occupy a great office space and have created a very nice environment to work in. They are very friendly and professional. They brought in Turkey lunch on Thanksgiving day and we had a mini Thanksgiving with the whole Local team. While there they bought 6 other companies and I helped with that transition and recruited for the now conglomerate company. They have the keurig coffee and tea maker in all the break rooms for free. I really liked my Direct Report Manager She was great to work for. Als o everyone in the HR dept and all other departments were really upbeat. A lot of smiles at Local.com.

    Cons

    They did offer free snacks and free soda and waters from the vending machines in the break rooms. But when we moved to a larger office space, they set things up differently. We had to pay a fee/put money in the vending machines. But the snacks and drinks had much lower prices than market prices/regular vending machines. So not too much of a Con.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Worked at Local for 2+ years.

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    Former Employee - Tele Sales in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Tele Sales in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Local Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Local Corporation has strong work-life balance and benefits. There are good opportunities for advancement. Many of the technical and sales folks are well qualified and professional.

    Cons

    The Executive Management Team is improving, but has lacked professionalism at the COO role. The company's "co-operatition"model with the major search engines puts the company in a fraught and vulnerable position.

    Advice to Management

    Suggest ensuring that productivity, diligence and integrity are the factors for advancement; the new CEO is apparently inclined towards a meritocracy, which would be a step forward.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Exciting opportunities on the horizon - a good time to be at Local Corporation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The online landscape changes constantly and as a result workflow changes focus often - which keeps things exciting and challenging. I constantly feel like I'm learning and continuing to grow. There are also fun perks like summer hours, a really fun holiday party and a summer picnic. Pay is competitive and benefits are good.

    Cons

    There is a tendency to be spread too thin here. More help in my department would be nice at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on unique products that will set Local apart from the rest of the pack. Make sure we focus on quality over quantity.


  7. Helpful (3)

    The company has clearly turned the corner in a positive direction!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    + New focus on exciting initiatives and disruptive technologies + Very good support from executive management + Everyone who works there is very competent + Turned profitable and cash flowing positively

    Cons

    - Very fast pace - They do layoff - Not all business lines are fresh and exciting

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the constant communication to the troops. We understand the difference between the legacy businesses and the new opportunities, we want to hear how the new ideas are penetrating the market.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Telesales

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    Former Employee - Online Marketing Representative in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Representative in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Local Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very positive employee culture, great product, very happy to come to work in the morning.

    Cons

    The sales department was laid off without notice.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees a chance to improve their performance if it is not up to snuff.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Truly enjoy my job at Local Corporation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been with Local Corporation for 2.5 years and love what I do and who I work with. I feel I'm treated with respect, appreciated for the work that I do and that I'm a valued employee. The pay is great, the people I work with are fabulous and the perks Local provides create a fun environment. Movie day, indoor mini golf, Dave and Buster nights...Local understands that employees are an integral part of the company and that we sometimes need and deserve to let loose!

    Cons

    There were layoffs in the past (as most companies go through) and though it's never easy, especially saying goodbye to great people and friends, sometimes it is necessary for the overall success of the company.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Great People = Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time

    Pros

    One thing I hear consistently, and completely agree with…is that it’s the people who work here that make it a great place to work. Local has done a great job of hiring great people who are not afraid to work hard. It’s just an added bonus that they are also great people that you like to be around. In addition to this, Local does a great job of planning great employee events throughout the year. It is rare to see a company consistently plan employee appreciation events such as company picnics, elaborate Christmas parties, employee movie outings and happy hours, just to name a few. Local moves at an incredibly fast rate and offers a challenging workload. I see this is as a good thing, I welcome a dynamic environment that allows you to grow on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Yes, there have been layoffs but this has been a very challenging time for most in this economy.


  11. Helpful (2)

    OC Technology Gem

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company really does care about it's employees. They have great benefits as well as competitive pay structures. It's more than that, they do alot of the little things also including company sponsored events like once monthly happy hour at local restaurants, or "breakfast with the president", alot of the things that help you really get to know everyone you work with. Local is a very close nit family of employees with access to work on new technology and emerging spaces.

    Cons

    Separate from the core business, the company is really searching for it's next big thing. To their credit, they aren't afraid to try new things, and like many very healthy organizations they will revise new strategic initiatives as the marketplace changes or if those new businesses hit a few bumps along the way. Unfortunately, many times these shifts can come with changes in workforce, and no one likes to see jobs lost.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the floor every now and then, we would love to see you guys around more often! We know you're here.



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