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Supermedia (now Dex Media Inc)....The most intense cold calling job Ever!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Media Consultant
Current Employee - Media Consultant
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

(1) Intense initial sales training (8 weeks). This is the place to learn: how to sell, the selling process and to fine-hone your selling skills. If you can sell at this company for at least 6 months, you can sell successfully in any industry. (2) Unbelievable product portfolio. Probably one of the best in the industry (3) Great place to get your feet wet in sales. (4) If you can survive at least 1 year, you will start to inherit higher $$$ accounts as a result of turnover

Cons

(1) Bizarre management styles (2) Not forthcoming during hiring process (3) Constant threats of termination (4) Unrealistic goal setting (5) Very, very low team morale (5) Not a place to build a career

Advice to Management

At this time, this is a "stop-over" type of company with great products and sales training. Quality reps with serious career interests will work here for a short period of time to develop strong selling skills and afterwards, move on to a stronger structured organization. However, for retention purposes, try hiring recent college grads. They appreciate having a job, you can tell them anything, offer them the current low base salaries and you can run them into the ground.

Other Employee Reviews for Supermedia

  1. Helpful (2)

    Door to door sales of an impossible product

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media Consultant
    Current Employee - Digital Media Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked under some extremely friendly and helpful management. The potential commission that can be made is incredibly high.

    Cons

    The digital media products that I was trying to sell were not necessarily things that consumers saw value in, therefore making it an extremely hard sell. I was also an outside sales rep, so there was a great deal of face-to-face rejection.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider product portfolio


  2. Helpful (1)

    LOst in LOst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a number of good people working there that have good ideas.

    Cons

    No clear direction. Management seems more involved in parties than production

    Advice to Management

    Stop waving downsizing over the employee's heads..


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