I worked at LocallifeDoesn't RecommendDoesn't Recommend
A seemingly progressive online company. Building has up-to-date decor and seems like a nice place to work.
Policies an Procedures Who knows the polocies and procedures of Locallife. It's as if Locallife opened a nice building to support a huge website directory with no plan to manage sales or employees. Management consistantly makes promises they never follow through with. If you ask 3 different people the same question you will receive 3 conflicting answers. Training Training was inconsistant and unclear. Management would often give misinformation that you would share with potential customers, only to find out you had lied to the customer and would not be able to follow through with the promises you had made. Work Enviornment Sales Executives were treated like an annoyance that would not go away. When Sales Executives would make suggestions for improvements they would be told to quit whining and just do their jobs. Bad language and yelling was a regular occurence. Management would often make negative remarks about other Sales Executives and roll their eyes or looked disgusted in meetings and trainings. Gossip is a huge issue at Locallife, with middle management being the main source of the problem. Turn Over The amount of Sales Executive turn over is huge. In my short time with Locallife I saw 12 Sales Executives come and go.
Advice to Management
Sales Executives are the face of your company. It is bad business to send unhappy employees to present your products. Treat your Sale Ececutives like part of the Locallife team and not like they are the cause of your lack of sales as a whole. When you have so much turn over and failure in your Outside Sales team you may want to take a look at your failures, listen to the people who are actually out making contact with potential customers and make some changes according to what the face of the company says is the problem.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Locallife (San Diego, CA) in March 2010.
I applied to an advertising sales postion online. I went into the interview and found out that it was the kind of sales where you park your car at the end of the block and walk into every business and pitch them the service. Basicly door to door selling. After this first interview and upon learning the type of "advertising sales" required, I chose not to persue the opportunity.
- This type of selling is not for everyone, why do you think you would be good at this type of selling? Answer Question
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