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Compensation is the worst in the industry. Great for consumer, bad for advertisers.

Ad Manager (Current Employee)

ProsCan work from home
Product is great for the community
state of the art technology
good health benefits
great people

ConsCommission paid out every 4 1/2 months. If you start the last month of the quarter you wont get paid until 5 1/2 months although your manager will get paid for your sales on the next payout. Products get terrible results will archaic tracking from the 90's. An emailed report is sent to the ad managers once a day of CTR's. Ad managers have no access to tracking reports. Share of voice is a bad idea on a community site. Universal rate card for Patch sites based on their age instead of traffic. So basically the rate is the same for 2 sites that have been around the same amount of time regardless if the other site gets a significantly lower amount of traffic. The site constantly has outages and errors with some ads not even showing. Goals should be based off of area not universal. Some areas will have much lower AVO's so your quota's should reflect the area. The infastructure was not thought out well. They're pushing websites like this is 2004. Have vision, mobile is where its going, sell mobile websites as well as desktop sites. They interview for professional seasoned folks, but pay entry level salary.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave the advertisers match the consumer behavior on the site. Banner ads siting next to articles is a bad idea. Consumers arent engaged and their isn't enough UV's to justify the rates. Put the ads in more engaged areas where people would be likely to have interest in the advertisers. The announcement and event sections which are free get more clicks than the banner ads. Incorporate the rating section with daily deals and advertisers. Change it from "places" to Community deals and Specials and incorporate daily deals from local vendors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience for a young journalist, but pay doesn't compensate for work.

    Freelance (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Patch


    Pros: Unbeatable work experience and opportunity. I was able to pitch and report on my own story ideas with little oversight from the salaried management. Politicians… Cons: Freelancers are paid next to nothing and at similar levels, even if they have obviously more skill. Despite having a journalism degree and able to… Advice to Senior Management: Allow editors to individualize their sites to give it a stronger community feel. Provide high-end cameras to editors and reporters to prevent all the shitty photos… More
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    The little engine that almost could

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Patch


    Pros: Impressed with technology sent for virtual office: mac laptops, ipads,… Cons: Minimal success for small advertisers, CTR rates and clicks per ad units over a 30-90 day period trend low for a hyper-local platform. Focus… Advice to Senior Management: Needs more localized open forums for real hands on suggestions, needs a simpler… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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