Supermedia

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If you like micromanaging at its finest and a no fun work place..This is the place for you!

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Current Employee - Telephone Media Consultant
Current Employee - Telephone Media Consultant

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

Pros

Benefits are good, commission not bad and my co-workers are great.

Cons

Management (well really one) is the worst micromanager I have ever seen. There is no support from managers. They love to tell us what to do, lyrics to use but couldn't sell ice cubes to an Eskimo. Phone book is dead and too late for Internet world. Can't sell a product if you know it doesn't work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Why don't you ever listen to the MC's when we complain about our bosses or anything. Do you really think that 5 people quit in 4 months and all had the same thing to say and of course nothing was done. Have Management on the phones selling too. They did it 10 years ago but have no clue whats it like calling someone asking them to advertise. Practice what you preach.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Outsourced most jobs and laid off long term employees

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Los Alamitos, CA
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Los Alamitos, CA

    I worked at Supermedia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Company started as GTE and was a great company to work for. Changed to Verizon, Idearc Media and now Supermedia.

    Cons

    Laid off many long term employees due to outsourcing.
    Cancelled Retirement Health Benefits.
    Greedy Executives
    No compassion for employees that were dedicated for many years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing and save American Jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Moved on

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    Former Employee - Media Consultant in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Media Consultant in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Good compensation compared to other ad sales jobs locally.
    Initial training. Paid. training and trainers are fabulous.
    Pushing digital products now, but late to the game.
    Co-workers.
    Phone support when you have an issue was awesome!
    Office support people were extremely helpful, thanks!
    Many businesses in my areas profit from their investment and value it.
    40 hour work weeks.
    Freedom and independence allowed by my manager.

    Cons

    Old school motivation from senior regional management.

    Some local management styles. Some cannot manage or coach people effectively. Ask your potential manager their management style before you accept a position. Run from any hint of a style contrary to your needs and likes. (True everywhere.)

    Declining core product. But evolving other digital product sales opps (see Pros) might save the day.

    Make sure you like the one call, no relationship selling. Work new clients every year and lose out on the consistency many clients would enjoy.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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