CalFinder Reviews

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  1.  

    Exciting and fast-paced company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CalFinder full-time

    Pros

    Smart and motivated team. High accountability and recognition of accomplishments. Freedom to manage your tasks and time as you see fit, as long as you continue to provide results. Good management, excellent vacation policy, and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Lead generation industry isn't for everyone, though this isn't an issue specific to the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the current culture as long as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This place is a fake boiler room.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Oakland, CA

    I worked at CalFinder full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you have no experience and no laurels and aren't concerned about your morality, this place is perfect.

    Cons

    The most racist, vile and unprofessional environment I've ever worked in. F-bombs all day, Immature staff and management. Eurourban. where psuedo ivy leaguers emulate urban culture and listen to rap music. Worst sales culture ever. I personally had no problem selling the product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close your doors. I'm glad you got sued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worst Sales Job Ever

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at CalFinder full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    none, worst job I've had

    Cons

    everything, Calfinder is a scam

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    It's like working for a Fraternity!

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Oakland, CA

    I worked at CalFinder full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    not many. they provide snacks? um... let's see... yeah, that's it. oh yeah, a dog.

    Cons

    the atmosphere is what you'd expect from a shark tank type sales environment, selling crappy leads using unorthodox tactics that I consider disrespectful, while being hounded by a control freak managers who don't trust you, don't teach, and basically talk to you like a pack of wolves. It's seriously like a frat. I've never seen so much ego overflowing in a single office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get over yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great sales process but the leads we talk to make it almost impossible to stay at this job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at CalFinder

    Pros

    Only reason i took this job was based on the fact i needed to work. Everything is ok but there's no HR. So when that happens people curse at clients, since you deal with folks that don't have an education. But the manager of sales in Oak is great but the way leads are sold is just not on par...

    Cons

    no benefits, shitty hours, no commuter checks, horrible leads to work with, cussing.... and not a product i believe in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is ok but learn better leadership, for the most part our main manager is amazing even at his age but i think the rest of the fellows should respect him!

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Calfinder basically sells a mixture of real and fake leads to construction companies that are already fiscally hurt.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at CalFinder

    Pros

    friday's they buy beer if there is enough sales for the week. There is a kickball team that they put together. You can be your self at the office, there is no HR departments so cuss words and unprofessional language is just fine.

    Cons

    I wouldn't suggest working at CalFinder. You work your ass off and the pay is sub par at best. You fear your job no matter how good your performance is. The Client base are irrational and angry, which is understandable considering they are being told they have to suck it up and pay for leads that are clearly fake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to be more professional. Some of them are vindictive and are on a power trip. Stop looking people in the eyes and lying to them, people aren't as stupid as they may assume.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work Hard, Play Hard

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    Current Employee - Management in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at CalFinder

    Pros

    Fast growth, room for development
    Extremely intelligent & talented co-workers
    Lots of activities outside of the office
    Co-workers genuinely like one another
    I look forward to coming to work every day
    Constant feedback on performance and room for improvement
    Dog-friendly, family-friendly environment (literally there is a cute dog running around & people frequently bring their kids or significant others to socialize)
    Allowed to interact with other depts and upper mgmt
    Business casual dress code

    Cons

    Few Benefits, limited health (no vision or dental)
    Limited PTO, about 1-2 weeks depending on position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better health benefits, like vision and dental
    More paid holiday time off

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great company to work for.....work hard, play hard.

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    Current Employee - Officer in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Officer in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at CalFinder

    Pros

    Aggressive company growth, talented staff, fun atmosphere and strong company ethics.

    Cons

    Never enough time in the day to get everything done.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great Place to Work. Benefits Not So Great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at CalFinder

    Pros

    Awesome management team knows how to grow a start up.
    Web team talented and bright.
    Smaller company with plenty of room for advancement.
    Talented individuals to learn from.
    Accommodate personal schedules.
    Great team building events.

    Cons

    Sometimes senior management goals and mid level managements goals differ.
    Benefits are horrific. Worst medical I've ever seen. No dental. Only five days of PTO. No vacation. Few paid holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company culture is outstanding. If I could offer advice I would say to take more chances with new ways of building the brand. Also try to promote a little more professional atmosphere around the office. TONS of inner office hanky panky going on which led to many lost hours of distraction.

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