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Former Employee of GTE Directories

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Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Madison, WI
Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Madison, WI

I worked at Supermedia full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great Training
Positive Management
A Needed Service for our clients

Cons

Hard to balance life priorities and continued employee training.
Greater interaction with loyal customers needed.

Advice to Management

When I was hired in 1989 at GTE Directories they said the yellow pages was the cash cow to fund new technology. While extreme competition for the always evolving new technologies can be intimidating; communication and appreciation for the tool and access in every home that yellow pages offer is priceless. Tools with the training to use them seamlessly is essential to the success of our/your clients.

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    Current Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Supermedia full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They had a great ramp up period during the sales training process. They also provided iPad and laptop for work use. Great direct manager.

    Cons

    They had unrealistic expectations for sales quota and the product is extremely difficult to sell. I've been in sales for years, and never had as much trouble as I did with this product.

    Advice to Management

    Try to determine realistic expectations for sales quota and possibly rework the pricing scheme.


  2. A company with no long term vision

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Supermedia full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits if you can manage to make enough sales.

    Cons

    managers know absolutely nothing about the internet and information technology and the print industry is dying fast, so that is their only hope to grow. Without more tech savvy employees this company will never be what it once was.

    Advice to Management

    Fire as many managers as you can and hire more tech oriented employees. Start working on the internet side of the company as heavily as you can.


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