Idearc Media Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits package, they did pay for all 3 of my degrees (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits package, some flexibility in hours (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very high sales quotas, win at all costs mentality, lots of red-tape (in 3 reviews)

  • inherited debt fro Verizon bad move went bankrupt (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Sr System Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Idearc Media full-time

    Pros

    Lots of really nice people. Fast paced and interesting work. Willing to investigate and implement new technologies. Decent benefits including company match savings.

    Cons

    Lots of organizational transitions and transformations including a recent spin off from a major telecommunications company that create process and policy disruptions. Lack of training in new procedures.

    Advice to Management

    if major organizational changes are required, at least give employees a heads up notification and some training on the new way of doing things.


  2. What have you done for me lately

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lodi, CA

    I worked at Idearc Media (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some cool co-workers and good auto allowance.

    Cons

    Nice sale yesterday. What did you sell today?

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers based on managing ability, not on sales numbers.


  3. Out of date marketing practices.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Premise Outside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Premise Outside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Idearc Media full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Large customer base to up sell.

    Cons

    Phone book marketing is dying and a tough sale.

    Advice to Management

    Get updated and experience in internet marketing practices.


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  5. Outside sales rep

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Idearc Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary, perks, travel, insurance and pto

    Cons

    Management very unprofessional and you're extremely micro managed

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers


  6. Company on the decline. Revenues declining as were the treatment of their employees. Terrible atmosphere.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Vacation Time. Health Benefits. 401k.

    Cons

    Terrible treatment of their employees


  7. A changing company

    Former Employee - Media Consultant in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Media Consultant in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    The people are the best in the world. Benefits are top notch but changing. Pay is above industry average but again constantly changing

    Cons

    Changing all the good things after restructuring. Jobs eliminated, pay restructured to benefit only top few performers, benefits changed to reflect cost saving for company vs. employee


  8. Spin off from Verizon lack of marketing hurt sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Premise Sales Representative in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Premise Sales Representative in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Idearc Media full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Internet and search programsm okay

    Cons

    inherited debt fro Verizon bad move went bankrupt

    Advice to Management

    improve customer service


  9. Corporate Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Idearc Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package, some flexibility in hours. Was able to get a signing bonus

    Cons

    Very high sales quotas, win at all costs mentality, lots of red-tape. High turn over in sales positions.

    Advice to Management

    Reasonable quotas would go a long ways to retaining employees.


  10. Inferior product with poor backing for us reps out selling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Consultant in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Consultant in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Idearc Media full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    pay structure was decent. and you were given a fair ammount of leads and prior advertisers to work with.

    Cons

    very poor management with no support or room for growth. also no support for the advertising and branding of our product. just getting it acknowledged was an up hill battle.

    Advice to Management

    support and work with your reps


  11. A Micro-managing, Outsourcing, "People are our tools" Management Philosophy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Coppell, TX

    I worked at Idearc Media full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I cannot think of one "pro" for this company. From the start this company was a sinking ship, until they got de-listed from the stock market and had to change names.

    Cons

    Management and higher leadership positions do not know or care what bottom or even mid-level employees are doing, and manage from the top-down, not caring how or what it affects outside of their own limited view.

    Advice to Management

    Get some leadership education.



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