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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. Helpful (2)

    Good place to be at, good potential, strong culture, diverse team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Irvine, CA
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Local Corporation as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Local is filled with extremely nice but disciplined, hardworking people. That along with a very good culture makes for a fun and interesting work experience that encourages collaboration, innovative thinking, and creative projects. It's great to be working with a diverse, talented group of people. Cool perk: Free lunches Monday, Wednesday, and Friday where people are encouraged to sit together and interact. CEO makes sure to be there as well to get to know everyone on a better level. A good place to grow, thrive, learn---the industry is fast-moving and constantly evolving, so there is a lot of potential and opportunity.

    Cons

    Noticed that some people have a lot to do but not enough time to do it. Should get some more help. Also, team meetings sometimes not started punctually and then will tend to drag, or projects might drag as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Continue learning activities to educate/update the team about details in the business. Continue to share and emphasize on the vision of the company - it keeps us all unified and motivated to work toward that ultimate goal.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Exciting place to work, hard work is rewarded!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Local Corporation is a great place to work and has an amazing team, everyone is extremely talented in what they do. Management is very personable and encouraging, hard work does not go unnoticed here. Promotions are well deserved and happen often for those who put in the work. It is a breath of fresh air to work in an environment that recognizes the importance of a positive work/life balance and the benefits that arise from a strong and creative collaboration.

    Cons

    Some people get into the office later in the morning while others get in earlier. This can be challenging when trying to communicate and and touch base. Also, free bagels and pastries on Fridays are difficult to say no to when you're trying to stick to a diet...

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to share your goals and expectations for the company, it inspires us to continue working hard!


  3. Helpful (2)

    Wonderful place to work, but you earn your keep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Online Marketing Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Current Contractor - Online Marketing Consultant in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Local Corporation as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best and brightest people in their craft work here; excellent team culture, people are very welcoming and receptive to new people and new ideas; atmosphere is a great balance of professionalism and friendliness. You have to come in ready to work and get things done, but the environment makes it worth it.

    Cons

    Meetings seem to dominate the bulk of one's day (nature of the beast), action plans feel reactive (vs. proactive) at times.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the key attributes, conventions, and mission of the company, that can unify the company in forward-moving endeavors.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great Company with Great People

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

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company really cares about its employees. Hard work is recognized and rewarded. Lots of great perks for employees. It is a great team environment with lots of collaboration. The company is resilient and continues to adapt to changing market conditions. The management team is strong and talented and has good ideas. The benefits are great too.

    Cons

    Sometimes in the past we tried to do too many things. We are doing a much better job of focusing our time and resources on areas where we can excel and win.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to recognize hard work and dedication.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Great opportunity, great challenges, great rewards...

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

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great c-level and leadership team. Sets high standards. Recognizes talent, prepared to foster and support change. A good place to learn and grow. Great opportunities and if you show determination and drive results, you are rewarded. Wonderful internal recognition systems. Extremely family oriented and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Some mediocrity and Complacency across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Address mediocrity. Continue to expect more, drive hard and keep the change going. Do not worry about fall outs.


  7. Helpful (3)

    I have been with Local.com for 6 1/2 years. This company is great! The professional environment encourages growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Local Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity; Compensation for productivity; Leadership; Technology; Work environment; Location; Benefits; PTO; Management Team: The executive management team has been very supportive.

    Cons

    Today's competitive environment to acquire and keep good talent requires a bit more flexibility around the ability to work remotely. The constraints on dual working families is extreme. Commuting is wasteful. I would recommend flexibility to work remotely for at least several days per week or month.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be supportive of your A-Players. Listen and act quicker on advice from key executives. Stay focused on strategic intiatives. Be more proactive on diversifying the technology (especially our patents) beyond our core technology.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Positive work environment and entrepreneurial spirit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Sales in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Director Sales in Irvine, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has created a positive culture where employees can grow professionally. Without question, this company is the best I have ever worked for at communicating the goals, vision and direction of the company to all employees. Though they have been in business for almost 15 years, they maintain an entrepreneurial spirit and are not afraid to try new ventures. This creates learning opportunities and keeps things stimulating & interesting.

    Cons

    All of their businesses units face intense competition and core revenue streams are highly dependent on the major search companies. This can sometimes leads to choppiness and unexpected disruption

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation including continuously refreshing and expanding current products as well as developing the new, blue ocean strategies.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Challenging Work, Great Job

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

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding software engineering work… Many projects on various platforms and languages (.NET, c#, java, python, sql, MongoDB). A great opportunity to show off your skills and learn new ones. Good pay and hours. The company really tries to create a good work environment, offering occasional lunches and breakfasts. Shortened work hours Fridays during the summer.

    Cons

    Things can move fast… sometimes you may need to drop what you are doing and address an urgent change. Specifications are sometimes fluid and you need to be able to adapt (this is actually one of the points that makes this company interesting).


  10. Helpful (4)

    Energetic, fun place to work and thrive

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm simply having an awesome time here. The people are hugely welcoming, recognize the significance of teamwork, and are always ready to help each other out. A lot of the recent management hires have proven that senior management is dedicated to extending the effective leadership that "gets it". The real test for me was seeing how everyone is on board with growing this company and extending its local value through new and innovative products.

    Cons

    Maybe it's just my glass being "half full", but I can't think of any cons!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide direction to maintain revenue and grow product lines at the same time.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Working at Local is rewarding and fun

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly interesting work for engineers. Working with the latest technologies - BigData, Search, etc. Great office environment with a lot of perks (Starbucks coffee, vending machines for .25C, free lunches, free Friday breakfast, birthday celebrations, picnics, etc). Work / Life balance is pretty good. Pay is very good. Best of all, I work with a lot of bright people.

    Cons

    The business that Local is in is very competitive and that at times can add pressure to all.

    Advice to Management

    Share as much as possible the long term vision.



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