Local Book Publishing
1.9 of 5 8 reviews
www.thelocalbook.com 50 to 149 Employees

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This is a below average place to work.

Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at Local Book Publishing

ProsTheir product is top notch. They take every action to make sure they have the best product in town. They train sales reps continuously and try to get better at selling every day. I developed some good friendships with coworkers. They have a fun Christmas party and pay a small Christmas bonus.

ConsThey only allow 7 paid days off per year. They look for any way possible to reduce commissions or not pay them at all. It's very possible that an employee could receive commissions one year after making a sale. Of course if you leave the company before you receive your commission they keep the commission even though you earned it. They micro manage employees to death. They expect 1 - 2 hours of extra work each night for prepardness for the next days sales meeting. They place rigid guidelines on the number of accounts that reps need to close each week even though they have 6-7 months to work the accounts. There is plenty of extra time at the end of the campaign for accounts to be closed. If the rep does not close the specified number of accounts each week the company takes away accounts from the rep, essentially taking money from his/her pocket.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf ownership and upper management would put the same amount of work into making their company a great place to work as they do their product you would have something special. You would be able to attract top talent and keep them. Its sad to say you don't trust and value the great employees that you have and don't care enough to change in order to attract great sales people. Until you are willing to change, Local Book Publishing will be a below average place to work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Be careful if you apply here

Sales (Former Employee)

I worked at Local Book Publishing


Pros: I worked there for almost a year and I can't think of any except some of the people I knew from the corporate office were… Cons: low pay long long long hours hundreds of dollars a month in gas expenses not covered, can be more than 4 hours a day just commuting to… Advice to Senior Management: At the local level anyway review management behavior. May be… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Overall Great Company

Office Staff (Current Employee)
Midway, UT

I have been working at Local Book Publishing full-time for more than a year


Pros: - Great work environment. It's fun and outgoing and everyone is respectful. - All employees… Cons: - Slightly underpaid - Some seem to be rewarded more than… Advice to Senior Management: Employees should be evaluated regularly and raises should be given if deserved. Hard work should be… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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