Faircount Media

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Faircount Media Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
9 Reviews
3.0
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fool me once, shame on you.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Faircount Media full-time

    Pros

    What Faircount sells is not what is being delivered. The concept of an exclusive audience being reached by a critical governing body sounds great. The reality is after a period if years major advertisers are not renewing and that is based on results and likely lack of enough exposure. You will never get written audience volumes nor proof of delivery, though they claim the publication is mailed.

    Cons

    Getting paid, leads being stolen, managers that have no advertising experience outside of the company, an extremely high turnover rate, lack of repeat business killing publications and no creative pipeline of new markets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not my job, I posted this for future employees. The truth will catch up to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Boiler room

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Faircount Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice C.O.O., nice training staff, good training program, very motivated company

    Cons

    True boiler room, 100+ calls a day. They don't need talented sales people with proven track records of awesomeness, they need monkeys to push buttons. This is where talented sales people go to die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your small team of sales managers are stabbing you in the back by disrespecting you verbally, and by allowing you to trust them and burning through talented people that are actually working through the smoke breaks that everyone else is taking. Half the people that work for you do drugs, come to work on drugs, and you need to pay more attention to the work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Should I stay or should I go ....

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Faircount Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nicely executed custom print magazines. Well written editorial content. Some good people. Decent benefits, interesting topics and process.

    Cons

    WORST of the WORST you have a 50/50 chance of being stuck with a "manager" that FAILED Anger Management training. Their bad day becomes your nightmare, it's a churn & burn shop in a stress filled outbound call center. It's unnerving to hear your colleagues (or you) being called out and humiliated in an area smaller than most waiting areas at the airport, and there is no where to hide even when it has nothing to do with anyone working there......

    The seating is wide open and like a sardine can. There are lots of parasites under a lot of pressure to produce and they will scam you. Quickly you'll see how often the same companies have been called.

    Best to pass this gig up.

    The glaciers will be melted by the time they change course for $$$ print ads for their custom "cocktail table" magazines. The best clients historically have been part of the Fed Govt /Armed Services/ DOD with vendors sucking up buying $$$ print ads with insignificant online reach. If you're aware of the current political environment then you know that money is drying up like Lake Mead and the bad managers get even worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pointing a finger at your sales team leaves 3 fingers pointing back at YOU. Fire your lazy, ill-tempered "managers" they are not worth a flip, longevity does not = excellence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Faircount Media full-time

    Pros

    Approachable Managers
    Beautiful and well thought product/publications
    Flexible regarding emergencies and family

    Cons

    Hard to find new leads
    Business Strategies a bit outdated

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    "High level selling of quality products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Faircount Media full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent support and training, great products, best commissions in the business and the tools to make the money you want to make. Super spiffs makes the job fun and rewarding. New projects keep the environment always exciting and new. The company provides all the tools to be successful.

    Cons

    Need to refine hiring practices to aid in retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest within. Stay focused and bring in new projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Serious sales with a top notch quality product

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Faircount Media full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Best projects, excellent training, top commissions, good benefits and 401k

    Cons

    Communication from BusDev needs to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open door policy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aggressive inside marketing

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Associate  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Faircount Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management makes effort to be open and transparent.

    Cons

    Despite any niceties, it's a dog-eat-dog sales environment where only the tough will survive past 3 months when it becomes a commission-only basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While open pods may encourage competitiveness among experienced sales staff, there is a notable degree of animosity & intimidation on the floor that does not create an ideal learning environment during the initial 3-month period, especially for those new to the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hostile work environment -Bullying, Illegal according to federal law.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Faircount Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None, they will talk about their long term success until you are blue in the face while guy's that have been there for years complain they haven't done a deal in months. They all drive crappy cars. (if they have one) Most are walking on eggshells afraid of getting fired.

    Cons

    Inept management that only care about their (former) top producers. Exaggerate audience size, hang up on lady's or your fired. Wow I wonder why their sales are so down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the "happy talk" on your website and new employee welcome kit with the truth -We really don't care about you since we will threaten to fire you everyday and replace you with a revolving door of inadequit hasben's, look up bullying in the workplace on google.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never again.

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Faircount Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High commission, sometimes exclusive representation,

    Cons

    Tough sell, few repeat customers, always selling same contractors, stuck in defense sector work, no direction of company apparent,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start auditing and show it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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