Local Corporation Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
57 Reviews

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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
  • Would like to see better career development plans for employees (in 2 reviews)

  • New hire classes start pretty much on a weekly basis to replace the reps let go the prior week (in 2 reviews)

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter/Staffing Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - 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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked at Local for 2+ years.

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    Former Employee - Tele Sales  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Tele Sales in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Local Corporation full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    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

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

    Telesales

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    Former Employee - Online Marketing Representative  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Representative in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Local Corporation full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    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

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time for 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.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    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.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    OC Technology Gem

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Local Corporation

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Plenty of opportunities to learn and promote your ideas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really smart people work here
    Management is open to new ideas and feedback, but you need to back it up with data or experience.
    Employees are recognized for exemplary effort
    Everyone is willing to help you learn and understand what they do. Company "Lunch and Learns" provides opportunity to know what other departments do.
    Clean, contemporary facilities, 2 break rooms, commercial espresso/coffee maker, snack/lunch vendor visits property every day, food truck comes to the front door once a week, car wash and drycleaning vendors come to office, easy access from freeways and the Irvine Spectrum.
    Fun, corporate events scheduled throughout the year: movie, picnic, ice cream, cupcake celebrations.

    Cons

    Everything moves at lightning speed. It can be fun depending on the project but you need to balance quality with quantity.

    Can't think of any others. I actually enjoy coming to work and interacting with my peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more creative outlets for coming up with ideas in a non-structured manner..i.e instead of a brainstorming meeting, put up an idea wall, try a hack week, or let employees have a "share day" where they can share websites, apps, articles within and outside their teams that motivate them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Challenging but Rewarding Workplace

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

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Work Environment:
    • Fun Company activities (Holiday party, movie days, company picnic)
    • Great people
    • Holiday and Summer hours
    • Competitive pay

    Hard work is expected but also rewarded. I constantly feel challenged (which is a good thing).

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be a bit too much going on. More time to do proper QA would be nice, but often tight deadlines don't allow for that.

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