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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company with Great People

    • 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

    The company really cares about its employees. Hard work is recognized and rewarded. Lots of great perks for employees. It is a great team environment with lots of collaboration. The company is resilient and continues to adapt to changing market conditions. The management team is strong and talented and has good ideas. The benefits are great too.

    Cons

    Sometimes in the past we tried to do too many things. We are doing a much better job of focusing our time and resources on areas where we can excel and win.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and continue to recognize hard work and dedication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I have been with Local.com for 6 1/2 years. This company is great! The professional environment encourages growth.

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

    I worked at Local Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity; Compensation for productivity; Leadership; Technology; Work environment; Location; Benefits; PTO; Management Team: The executive management team has been very supportive.

    Cons

    Today's competitive environment to acquire and keep good talent requires a bit more flexibility around the ability to work remotely. The constraints on dual working families is extreme. Commuting is wasteful. I would recommend flexibility to work remotely for at least several days per week or month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be supportive of your A-Players. Listen and act quicker on advice from key executives. Stay focused on strategic intiatives. Be more proactive on diversifying the technology (especially our patents) beyond our core technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Uncertain Future

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

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

    Pros

    Great team, nice employee perks such as the holiday party

    Cons

    Not enough technical resources, not proactive in preventing revenue affected products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are more managers getting hired when they should be hiring more developers, engineers, and programmers to help improve the product. Test a product before launching it to the public and focus on improving products that have been working for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Positive work environment and entrepreneurial spirit

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

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

    Pros

    The company has created a positive culture where employees can grow professionally. Without question, this company is the best I have ever worked for at communicating the goals, vision and direction of the company to all employees. Though they have been in business for almost 15 years, they maintain an entrepreneurial spirit and are not afraid to try new ventures. This creates learning opportunities and keeps things stimulating & interesting.

    Cons

    All of their businesses units face intense competition and core revenue streams are highly dependent on the major search companies. This can sometimes leads to choppiness and unexpected disruption

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on innovation including continuously refreshing and expanding current products as well as developing the new, blue ocean strategies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging Work, Great Job

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    • 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

    Challenging and rewarding software engineering work… Many projects on various platforms and languages (.NET, c#, java, python, sql, MongoDB). A great opportunity to show off your skills and learn new ones.

    Good pay and hours. The company really tries to create a good work environment, offering occasional lunches and breakfasts. Shortened work hours Fridays during the summer.

    Cons

    Things can move fast… sometimes you may need to drop what you are doing and address an urgent change. Specifications are sometimes fluid and you need to be able to adapt (this is actually one of the points that makes this company interesting).

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

    Telesales

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

    I worked at Local Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very positive employee culture, great product, very happy to come to work in the morning.

    Cons

    The sales department was laid off without notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the employees a chance to improve their performance if it is not up to snuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people. Future uncertain.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Local Corporation

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Nice offices. Professional environment. Good pay. Fun picnics and Christmas parties. The CEO cares about the employees.

    Cons

    No growth. Existing ad business shrinking. Overall, poor leadership from COO. Poor execution with acquired companies. Missed opportunity with Screamin' Daily Deals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a new idea for the company, or go back to serving SMBs. Krillion is probably not the answer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Energetic, fun place to work and thrive

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    I'm simply having an awesome time here. The people are hugely welcoming, recognize the significance of teamwork, and are always ready to help each other out.

    A lot of the recent management hires have proven that senior management is dedicated to extending the effective leadership that "gets it".

    The real test for me was seeing how everyone is on board with growing this company and extending its local value through new and innovative products.

    Cons

    Maybe it's just my glass being "half full", but I can't think of any cons!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide direction to maintain revenue and grow product lines at the same time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    On Life Support....

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

    I have been working at Local Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Not much going on by the way of projects.

    Cons

    Even though there is no much going on by the way of projects you are expected to be in the office before 9 AM.
    Management is insecure about their jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is dying anyways, so atleast keep good relationships with ur colleagues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Working at Local is rewarding and fun

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly interesting work for engineers. Working with the latest technologies - BigData, Search, etc. Great office environment with a lot of perks (Starbucks coffee, vending machines for .25C, free lunches, free Friday breakfast, birthday celebrations, picnics, etc). Work / Life balance is pretty good. Pay is very good. Best of all, I work with a lot of bright people.

    Cons

    The business that Local is in is very competitive and that at times can add pressure to all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share as much as possible the long term vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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