Indeed Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
113 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • To start, there are catered lunches, bagel Fridays, and happy hours galore (in 19 reviews)

  • Great start up environment with free food and drinks provided (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • You are highly micromanaged and must make unrealistic call quotas of 60 calls every day (in 16 reviews)

  • You create every single lead that you eventually call as there is NO LEAD GENERATION (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Place to Start

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Indeed full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good company culture, management comes from the bottom up so people know the product well. They train you well and put you in a position to succeed.

    Cons

    Could get boring, very robotic job. The metrics you must hit get quite difficult especially if you are on a team that does not have experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Client Services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Indeed full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Indeed is a great place to work! The brand has a really positive message and you can truly stand behind it. There are a lot of opportunities to build a career path and have fun with your team.

    Cons

    There should be more opportunities to work cross-functionally with other teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great People, Slow to Innovation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Indeed full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free lunch, spacious office, bonuses

    Cons

    Slow to change, the status quo is quite engrained. Office is out in the middle of no where on 360. Lower than industry average compensation. Outlook for promotion is not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to Innovation. Allow employees to challenge the status quo. Empower employees to become better with career advancement and skill development. Promote employees internally rather than hiring externally. Pay industry average wages.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company. But not as competitive as companies in SV

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Indeed as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and work balance.
    Nice and smart colleagues.
    Free food.
    Interesting projects for interns.
    Engineering team is growing. A lot of opportunies await.

    Cons

    Decent salary for jobs in Austin. But not as competitve as the salary offered from companies in silicon valley.
    Not easy to attract new grads from top universities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If they treated employees like they do job seekers, this would be a great place to work, but they don't.

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager
    Current Employee - National Account Manager

    I have been working at Indeed full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid product, good data to support product ROI/performance, growing company in the space

    Cons

    One of the worst comp plans in sales, no growth opportunity, pathetic "incentive" trips, lack of internal systems, sales-limiting policies and business rules, an idiotic Finance team, lack of quality training, and the list goes on...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people and share the wealth a bit. A company that's growing like Indeed shouldn't be so cheap to its employees. Expense policy is a joke, the bonus structure is awful, and you'll continue to lose good people to companies that actually invest in their talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Indeed full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company culture and it is a great place to start working out of college. I was lucky to become good friends with a lot of my coworkers because we were around the same age and had similar interests.

    Cons

    Management states that they care about their employees' career goals but they aren't fond of you expressing interest in a different department within the company. It's also unfortunate that San Mateo only has a sales presence so there aren't other areas that you can explore.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wasn't for me

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    Former Employee - Content Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Content Marketing Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Indeed full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great breakfast
    - Desk was near windows

    Cons

    - Lunch food was odd and didn't taste good
    - Difficult to get to restaurants
    - Rare that people would take more than 15-20 mins for lunch
    - Office had ugly DIY decor
    - No real culture- no happy hours or team activities (sitting at our desks w a beer didnt count)
    - Difficult commute unless you live nearby
    - Ghost writing was not something I was told I'd be doing when I got hired
    - Normal to sit at your desk til 6:30-7pm (but for no reason)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just terrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Indeed full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Base Salary 45-50k
    Bonus Plan is good
    commissions are good
    free beer after six
    catered lunches sometimes
    team happy hours

    Cons

    Terrible management (no training and provides no training to their employees
    No Lead generation what so ever (If someone leaves the manager passes out leads to whoever he or she likes)
    People here are terrible. Very catty atmosphere. A lot of he said, she said,
    Very Abrasive Management
    Terrible CRM
    Stupid business rules
    Management makes statement like well John is doing well must be something wrong with you
    Expected to be prospecting even when you are not working (ie weekends and after 6:00PM
    You will sell your soul working here
    Very cutthroat environment due to shortage of leads
    Territories make no sense
    Managers will only accompany you on demos if you are they're drinking partner
    Managers try to sway you from taking your lunch break when you're not doing so well. "When I was doing as bad as you, I never took lunch as an account executive
    Management is so removed from pain points of sales people- People coming in from other companies to manage a product they don't know anything about
    Also, just because an account executive sold well during his or her tenure does not make the person qualified to be a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the job and see how hard it is to find leads, conduct demos, and close business. Shut the fu**up if you can't and get off your high horse.
    Provide training and a viable career path and stop making people so miserable.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Less than satisfactory

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indeed

    Pros

    Great start up environment with free food and drinks provided. Lunch is also catered on wednesdays.

    Cons

    Upper level management is very disconnected. Was literally told "if you do not get hung up on at least 5 times a day you're not doing your job right.."

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Indeed full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a great company with a lot of growth. Fun atmosphere with young people and the ability to move up quickly. Easy product to sell in an exploding market.

    Cons

    Very little lead gen. Managers are not the best. A robotic job, calling and calling and calling. You will get fatter because of all the free snacks. Hard to hit quotas with limited leads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a better lead gen system to get good ops int he hands of good reps. Better work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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