LocalEdge

  www.localedgemedia.com
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1 person found this helpful  

Good bridge for new sales people

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Current Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Greensboro, NC
Current Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Greensboro, NC

I have been working at LocalEdge full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Flexible schedule, pay was decent, Meeting new people, gain sales experience and learn the marketing industry.

Cons

Constant change in goals and objectives, micromanaged, commission changes every year, sales contests only pay decent money if you reach an unreachable goal.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep a steady goal and the turn over rate with significantly decrease.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Micro management from top down. No vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LocalEdge (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Just to have pay check

    Cons

    Micromanagent no vision from CEO level down. You cannot be tech company with old print book mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and set a vision and hire people with tech background in mgmt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    LocalEdge is like a bad Christmas present...exciting until you actually get inside.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at LocalEdge full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit offerings & work hours

    Cons

    This is a company that suffers from delusions of grandeur. Sadly, they just can't seem to live up to their potential. Nepotism runs rampant and has led to employees placed in positions of authority for which they completely lack the skills or temperament. The leadership culture is one of "burn & churn", with employees treated as expendable resources. Specifically, sales compensation plans are often changed to limit earnings, and salaries for much of the sales force have been slashed by 50% or more as of late. Upper management will swear that earning power is increased under the new plans, which is entirely true, if you are able to maintain 100% of your account base and continue to add new clients each week. Unfortunately, in the real world, this company has a terrible track record of customer service and technical fulfillment which makes it nearly impossible to retain customers. When cancellations are submitted, management insists that sales reps and support personnel continue to harass the client via phone and in-person. Most often, this is done by insisting that the rep must meet with the client in person to sign unnecessary paperwork. The client is then subjected to more sales pitches. When the client insists on cancelling, other representatives of the company are sent in, and when that doesn't work, managers are sent in....and when that doesn't work, the original sales rep is sent in again. You get the idea. The entire time this is taking place, the account is still considered active by the company. Don't get me wrong, every good sales organization should make a solid attempt to retain existing customers and win back former customers, but when it borders on harassment and you don't take no for an answer.....

    This company also has a tradition of driving out good talent through mismanagement bordering on abuse. In my time with LocalEdge, I was impressed by the knowledge and skills of several members of the mid-level management team. Those managers were often poorly treated by their superiors and devalued to the point where most have left the company. Examples include being forced to travel to markets outside of their area of responsibility for months at a time, well-respected and high-performing managers being demoted into sales roles without warning, and pay cuts like the ones mentioned previously. It is an incredibly difficult environment to manage in and an even more difficult environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house & evaluate your leadership team based on ability, not genetics or childhood friendships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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