ReachLocal – Why Work For Us?

 

To work at ReachLocal is to be part of something big. We’re on a mission to help local businesses across the world reach local consumers online. And we’ve been leading the way for local online marketing for nearly a decade. So, we’re always on the search for sharp, driven professionals who share our passion for equipping local businesses with innovative solutions that help them reach more local customers.

Working with us means being a part of a company that’s nationally recognized for achievements in technology and growth. We’ve got the best minds in the business working across the globe to deliver leading solutions through a unique combination of technology and service. Take a look at our available positions to see how you can become a part of our team.

Check out our employee testimonials

 

Scott Richardson

Internet Marketing Consultant

Charlotte, NC

"I’ve had complete satisfaction with my decision to join the ReachLocal team. Having come from a much larger company, I thoroughly enjoy the autonomy of growing my account base in a launch market. The daily routine can be difficult at times, but the thought of the end goal and being part of such an aggressively growing company making it all worth while. I have, and will continue to, refer friends to ReachLocal  as I welcome them to come along for this tremendous ride."

 

Alisa Swartz

Internet Marketing Consultant

San Francisco, CA

"I have had many opportunities to speak with candidates who are considering employment at ReachLocal, and I am happy to share my thoughts. One of the things that I love about ReachLocal is that it is a dynamic, growing company. I love that we are able to make changes and add products based on the changes and evolution of the internet. I happily worked for AT&T Yellow Pages for 7 years, and I feel like I was on a luxury liner, sipping a cocktail, and jumped overboard landing on the ReachLocal speed boat, white knuckling it with the wind whipping through my hair.  ReachLocal is positioned to quickly and nimbly navigate through the internet space – search, surf, social and who knows what next. It is a blast!

What is it like to work for ReachLocal? It is like running your own business. You need to have a strategy in place. You need to have a business plan and goals in mind. In the beginning, plan on working 24/7 if you want to reach the higher echelon of sales. Eat, breathe, sleep ReachLocal, constantly lead generating, driving all over to meet clients, analyzing results. And it is fun! It is amazing to see what an impact you can have on the livelihood of local businesses and their employees. When I left AT&T, I was thinking that I was selling advertising on Google & Yahoo. Working at RL is so much more. Your ability to impact a local business is huge.  Since we record phone calls, I have worked with business on their intake protocol. Everything from training their personnel, to evaluating how their business operates, to discussing profit margins and angles to growing their businesses. It is extremely gratifying."

 

Kelly Decollibus

Internet Marketing Consultant

Boston, MA

"I have been an Internet Marketing Consultant at ReachLocal for over two years now. I am so glad to be working for a company like ReachLocal. I love the corporate culture here. I find that everyone at ReachLocal actually wants to be here and it comes through on a daily basis whether you are talking to management or support. If you need help, someone is always willing to lend a hand.  

I love that we do not have territories here and that we can hit most small- to medium-sized business in any vertical. At my previous employer, I had a territory and could only focus on one vertical. It was very limiting to accomplishing my sales goals.  
  
I also love that ReachLocal is on the cutting edge with technology. There is never a dull moment here as we are constantly adding new products and services. I am excited to see what will happen in the next few years with my company. We have been growing so fast and it is very exciting. 

My favorite thing about working at ReachLocal is that I have a lot of autonomy. If you are selling and working hard, no one really bothers you. I treat my job here as if I am running my own business. I want to continue to grow my book of business and build my own sales team. There is so much opportunity here because I get paid residual income on every sale that I make and retain.

A typical day at ReachLocal for me is hitting the streets cold calling. I cold call in person all day and leave materials behind if I can't get an appointment. I talk to everyone I meet about ReachLocal.

One thing I would tell new or potential hires is that it definitely takes hard work and dedication to be successful here. You must be willing, in the beginning, to put in a lot of hours. This will get you to where you need to be faster. After your book is at a healthy amount, you can slow down a bit if you want or you can hire an Account Manager to help you grow your book. I opted to hire two Account Managers and have not stopped growing my book of business. I can sell this product with integrity because I know it works.

 I Love Reachlocal!"

 

Mike Speiran

Manager, National Brands & Franchises

Dallas, TX

"Working at ReachLocal is unlike any other company I have ever worked for. Don’t get me wrong, I have quite enjoyed previous employers but not to the extent I enjoy ReachLocal.

Why do I love ReachLocal? It is hands down the fairest company I have ever seen – hard work actually equates to higher income and more opportunities! I have seen the hardest working people in the company advance their careers while making handsome incomes and having fun in the process.

I was one of the first 50 employees at ReachLocal, I’ve seen them come and go but the people with real drive and desire to succeed who are also willing to put in the effort are all enjoying flourishing careers. 
Compensation is designed for high achievers, the more revenue you bring to the company the more they give back to you. Performance is rewarded in an extremely equitable manner. I work with some of the most talented, intelligent and visionary people around… the 5 founders are unbelievably talented and so down to earth it is humbling to be around them.

I am a fan of any company that rewards employees for hard work, plays fair, has immense integrity and genuine concern for each other and always does what they say they are going to do. What more could you ask for?"

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    Pros

    This is a job that I love coming to every day. The people have always been the best aspect. Everyone is very supportive and you always get the chance to learn from one another. Culture is great. We constantly get to have themed days and get to do outreach projects as a group. In terms of working in the online marketing industry, Reach seems to be one of the best places to be. You get to learn so much about all the different aspects, and you get a chance to have your opinion heard. The area the office is great. Finally, management in my department has been amazing. I have had great guidance to help be develop my professional career. They are always willing to help in any way and hear different perspectives.

    Cons

    A con that I have seen is communication between departments could be better. Also, due to the number of systems an average employee works in it can take longer to train someone. This is often a cause of frustration for new employees has they try to remember where to go for what. Finally, the number of changes that we have gone through in the last few years has been hard at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pulling in different departments and leaders on projects to make sure everyone is on the same page with projects as well as communication. Continue to keep the advertiser in mind in everything we do. Have more leaders like Mesha who go above and beyond for the advertiser, company and employees.


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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ReachLocal.

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    Excessive. 3 Phone interviews. Face to face interviews with additional 4 people. Recruiter called for references and didn't call my references for almost a month. Had to follow up to find out the status.

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ReachLocal Awards & Accolades

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Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (#1) , Deloitte, 2009
Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company , Inc., 2009
Best Social Media Service for Small Business , Mashable, 2010
Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work , Glassdoor, 2012
Google 2013 North America Premier Partner Awards - Best Quality Accounts , Google, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.reachlocal.com
Headquarters Woodland Hills, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Public (RLOC)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Yodle, Adconion, YP

At ReachLocal, our mission is help local businesses around the world get more customers. We offer a total digital marketing system for local businesses, comprised of web presence solutions and digital advertising solutions. All our solutions feed into our ReachEdge™ lead conversion software, which helps local businesses seamlessly convert leads into customers and gain a deeper ... More

Mission: At ReachLocal, our mission is to help local businesses all over the world get more customers.

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