Supermedia
2.2 of 5 302 reviews
www.supermedia.com Dallas, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Supermedia Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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2.2 302 reviews

                             

30% Approve of the CEO

Supermedia CEO Peter J. McDonald

Peter J. McDonald

(152 ratings)

18% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Scampering to stay profitable in a declining market.

    Real Estate and Facilities (Former Employee)
    Middleton, MA

    ProsExcellent Management scattered throughout the company. Strong sense of teamwork.

    ConsThe company was in it's glory about 30 years ago and has been adjusting to the changing marketing environment since. Paper phone books are becoming a thing of the past and so is Supermedia. Attempts are being made to be current and profitable but at the cost of employee reduction,

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay innovative.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pay is great...Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey really invest in their employees...2 month training that's paid for, incentive trips, great uncap commissions, bonuses and contest every 2 weeks.

    ConsCompany is struggling and losing too much business too fast. Not sure they have enough quality leaders/employees to get the job done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the job more fun and bring life back into the work force. Stop pulling employees in every direction...Focus on one specific task and motivate them. Whipping them will not get the job done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Money, but you'll earn it

    Multimedia Consultant (Former Employee)
    Middleton, MA

    ProsCan earn 75k fairly easily, great benefits & car allowance. Good equipment & training, Salesforce is King

    ConsTough work life balance - expect you in field @ 8AM - ok if your territory is nearby, if you need to travel to downtown Boston can be more difficult.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Media Consultant (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsWork life balance. Commission was great for the market

    ConsProduct did not perform. Clients would complain or not pay their bill

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on improving product. Lower cost per person. Increase reach

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Media Consultant (Current Employee)
    Wausau, WI

    Pros.insurance. training. flexibility in work schedule to get job done. freedom during job to cold call and try to grow book of business.

    Consdying industry. no clue regarding SEO or SEM on the digital side. recent merger will not be good for current salespeople. major workforce reductions coming

    Advice to Senior Managementbe honest. merger will not be good. stick to core products and quit changing products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be a great company... now on the decline

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-AMAZING benefits, 401k match, vacation (3 weeks after your first year)
    -Great compensation (realistic 75K-85K first year)
    -Flexible and not micro-managed
    -Overall good digital products
    -Great paid training/trainers program

    Cons-Lack of sales support (due to recent downsizing)
    -Layoffs (Due to merger and declining revenues)
    -Print is on its way out- company still tries to hold on
    -Too late to the game on digital products
    -Company is a follower not a leader when it comes to market/products

    Advice to Senior Managementlet go of print and focus on digital

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't expect much

    Media Consultant (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThey're very good at allowing you to work your own schedule.

    ConsThey offer little support and zero direction. They only provide comments when you're not doing well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow better direction and offer more support.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at SuperMedia the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    DFW, TX

    ProsFlexible Schedule, not much overtime, decent benefits. Has a gym and a good cafeteria. Most of the none management employees are very friendly. Has covered parking.

    ConsCompany is in decline Nepotism runs wild, promotions and raises based on merit rare. The company has been merging recently with with DexOne that means a lot of people are let go and they may merge again soon. The company has been in decline now since they were spun off from Verizon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers are usually good friends with those above them many bad decisions are made and backed up because of this.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place for Learning

    Premise Media Consultant (Current Employee)
    Manchester, NH

    ProsGreat place to learn the art of selling in a fast paced deadline driven setting. Training and benefits are exceptional.

    ConsChallenging market with decline of print revenues and increased competition with other online marketing companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop managing quarter by quarter. Partner / ,merge with more prominent online solutions based companies. Spend more money advertising nationally.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    transition, too early to tell if co. will be successful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    Prosdigital products are replacing the fast declining print

    Consrecent merger with dex media..and alot of transition problems need to be worked through

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your sales people..they are on the front lines and they know what works for the customer....barking orders to us foot soldiers from " our generals" is not effective if the general has never seen combat..spend some time trying to sell the products yourself so u can understand what the customer needs

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