Local Corporation

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Local Corporation Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
52 Reviews
3.9
52 Reviews
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Local Corporation CEO Fred Thiel
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Local Corporation has strong work-life balance and benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Very family oriented company, good pay at all levels from what I hear, alot of internal promotions lately (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Would like to see better career development plans for employees (in 2 reviews)

  • New hire classes start pretty much on a weekly basis to replace the reps let go the prior week (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to be at, good potential, strong culture, diverse team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contractor in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Contractor in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Local Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Local is filled with extremely nice but disciplined, hardworking people. That along with a very good culture makes for a fun and interesting work experience that encourages collaboration, innovative thinking, and creative projects. It's great to be working with a diverse, talented group of people. Cool perk: Free lunches Monday, Wednesday, and Friday where people are encouraged to sit together and interact. CEO makes sure to be there as well to get to know everyone on a better level.

    A good place to grow, thrive, learn---the industry is fast-moving and constantly evolving, so there is a lot of potential and opportunity.

    Cons

    Noticed that some people have a lot to do but not enough time to do it. Should get some more help. Also, team meetings sometimes not started punctually and then will tend to drag, or projects might drag as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue learning activities to educate/update the team about details in the business. Continue to share and emphasize on the vision of the company - it keeps us all unified and motivated to work toward that ultimate goal.

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

    Some great people, but future is unclear

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time

    Pros

    - Smart and dedicated people in many parts of the organization
    - Lean and committed at the project level
    - Beginning to make strides toward continuous improvement organizationally
    - Friendly and collegiate working environment

    Cons

    - Has not demonstrated ability to adjust strategy for long-term growth
    - Too much reliance on opinions of a few to make important decisions.
    - Needs a more formalized path to promotion for high potential employees
    - Lacks diversification, especially at the top
    - Lots of collateral damage internally from history of management and employee churn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throw out the status quo. Ask more questions. Use data to drive decision-making. Reward those who push the limits and forge new paths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for. The people are bright and understand the market for their Media Services and Products.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter/Staffing Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter/Staffing Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Local Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    They occupy a great office space and have created a very nice environment to work in. They are very friendly and professional. They brought in Turkey lunch on Thanksgiving day and we had a mini Thanksgiving with the whole Local team. While there they bought 6 other companies and I helped with that transition and recruited for the now conglomerate company. They have the keurig coffee and tea maker in all the break rooms for free. I really liked my Direct Report Manager She was great to work for. Als o everyone in the HR dept and all other departments were really upbeat. A lot of smiles at Local.com.

    Cons

    They did offer free snacks and free soda and waters from the vending machines in the break rooms. But when we moved to a larger office space, they set things up differently. We had to pay a fee/put money in the vending machines. But the snacks and drinks had much lower prices than market prices/regular vending machines. So not too much of a Con.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked at Local for 2+ years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tele Sales in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Tele Sales in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Local Corporation has strong work-life balance and benefits. There are good opportunities for advancement. Many of the technical and sales folks are well qualified and professional.

    Cons

    The Executive Management Team is improving, but has lacked professionalism at the COO role. The company's "co-operatition"model with the major search engines puts the company in a fraught and vulnerable position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suggest ensuring that productivity, diligence and integrity are the factors for advancement; the new CEO is apparently inclined towards a meritocracy, which would be a step forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excited about the opportunities ahead!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Has a collaborative, bright management team and very strong culture that allows for idea sharing, and now more communication. Great worklife balance, but you are expected to deliver top-notch work. Very friendly people and cool offices!

    The outlook for the company couldn't be better with a new CEO and clear focus on what makes a difference. It's a great time to work for the company.

    Cons

    Think about new ways develop employees careers; Hire the most talented people even if they are located beyond the OC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain lean and nimble and keep focused. It will pay off in the long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting place to work, hard work is rewarded!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Local Corporation is a great place to work and has an amazing team, everyone is extremely talented in what they do. Management is very personable and encouraging, hard work does not go unnoticed here. Promotions are well deserved and happen often for those who put in the work. It is a breath of fresh air to work in an environment that recognizes the importance of a positive work/life balance and the benefits that arise from a strong and creative collaboration.

    Cons

    Some people get into the office later in the morning while others get in earlier. This can be challenging when trying to communicate and and touch base. Also, free bagels and pastries on Fridays are difficult to say no to when you're trying to stick to a diet...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to share your goals and expectations for the company, it inspires us to continue working hard!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work, but you earn your keep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Marketing Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Online Marketing Consultant in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Local Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    Some of the best and brightest people in their craft work here; excellent team culture, people are very welcoming and receptive to new people and new ideas; atmosphere is a great balance of professionalism and friendliness. You have to come in ready to work and get things done, but the environment makes it worth it.

    Cons

    Meetings seem to dominate the bulk of one's day (nature of the beast), action plans feel reactive (vs. proactive) at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the key attributes, conventions, and mission of the company, that can unify the company in forward-moving endeavors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Exciting opportunities on the horizon - a good time to be at Local Corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The online landscape changes constantly and as a result workflow changes focus often - which keeps things exciting and challenging. I constantly feel like I'm learning and continuing to grow.

    There are also fun perks like summer hours, a really fun holiday party and a summer picnic.

    Pay is competitive and benefits are good.

    Cons

    There is a tendency to be spread too thin here. More help in my department would be nice at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on unique products that will set Local apart from the rest of the pack. Make sure we focus on quality over quantity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    The company has clearly turned the corner in a positive direction!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    + New focus on exciting initiatives and disruptive technologies
    + Very good support from executive management
    + Everyone who works there is very competent
    + Turned profitable and cash flowing positively

    Cons

    - Very fast pace
    - They do layoff
    - Not all business lines are fresh and exciting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the constant communication to the troops. We understand the difference between the legacy businesses and the new opportunities, we want to hear how the new ideas are penetrating the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunity, great challenges, great rewards...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great c-level and leadership team. Sets high standards. Recognizes talent, prepared to foster and support change. A good place to learn and grow. Great opportunities and if you show determination and drive results, you are rewarded. Wonderful internal recognition systems. Extremely family oriented and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Some mediocrity and Complacency across the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address mediocrity. Continue to expect more, drive hard and keep the change going. Do not worry about fall outs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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