ReachLocal

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ReachLocal Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
399 Reviews
3.0
399 Reviews
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Sharon Rowlands
55 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer best in class suite of digital products and services and are always preparing for what's next (in 11 reviews)

  • Effective leadership team with good incentives and work life balance (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • They aren't going to hand you a book of business and they expect performance from their employees (in 14 reviews)

  • Sales people should not be limited to a strict 8 hour policy (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at ReachLocal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a job that I love coming to every day. The people have always been the best aspect. Everyone is very supportive and you always get the chance to learn from one another. Culture is great. We constantly get to have themed days and get to do outreach projects as a group. In terms of working in the online marketing industry, Reach seems to be one of the best places to be. You get to learn so much about all the different aspects, and you get a chance to have your opinion heard. The area the office is great. Finally, management in my department has been amazing. I have had great guidance to help be develop my professional career. They are always willing to help in any way and hear different perspectives.

    Cons

    A con that I have seen is communication between departments could be better. Also, due to the number of systems an average employee works in it can take longer to train someone. This is often a cause of frustration for new employees has they try to remember where to go for what. Finally, the number of changes that we have gone through in the last few years has been hard at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pulling in different departments and leaders on projects to make sure everyone is on the same page with projects as well as communication. Continue to keep the advertiser in mind in everything we do. Have more leaders like Mesha who go above and beyond for the advertiser, company and employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Room to grow, if you invest yourself and can demonstrate your contributions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities are available if you can demonstrate that you are qualified, work/life balance is good if you set personal boundaries and don't stay in the office until 9pm every night.

    Cons

    Pay increases/frequency are not optimized to incentivize performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you reward people for performance, they will work harder and grow with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot of re-orginization after I was hired. Quotas changed monthly and unrealistic.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The people in the office were great! Lots of support!

    Cons

    The constant reorganization was challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your team for a year before you give the sales execs a quota.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    In need of innovation

    Former Employee - Product Management in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty strong overall.

    Cons

    Heavy in office politics and moves very slowly. Hard to innovate or push for change even though the company has been floundering for years. Tons of employees just collecting a paycheck.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good products/services but don't expect warm fuzzier

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

    I have been working at ReachLocal

    Pros

    Learn about the digital industry

    Cons

    You're just a number to ReachLocal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more about the traditional advertising world. Treat your employees like people and not like a vessel for your own growth.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good company making positive changes!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Product and Technology in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Product and Technology in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development. Competitive salaries, Smart people all wanting whats best for the company and its clients.

    Cons

    Going through growing pains and changes. If you are not ok with change this might not be the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on the current track! The vision set forth by Sharon makes sense and we believe in it. Be patient and execute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 9 people found this helpful  

    Like working on the Titanic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Plano, TX

    I have been working at ReachLocal

    Pros

    Lots of training and accessible managers most of the time.

    Cons

    No transparency. Everything is told in half truths. It's a very unstable environment where you have no idea if you're going to get fired the next or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to your employees. If things aren't great that's fine but get your employees involved and get feedback. Don't be doing all of this cloak and dagger stuff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Respects Their Employees; Treats them as People & Not Numbers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Products in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Products in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at ReachLocal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture! Mgmt believes in the importance of creating an energetic, fun, creative work environment and they are willing to spend money to execute programs that create a positive, supportive atmosphere. They also believe in work-life balance; very understanding about family needs and emergencies, as well as employee health. Supportive of doing volunteer work in our community!
    Respect! Coworkers are respectful of each others' opinions, even when they disagree. Rarely hear arguments or raised voices. Everyone is professional. Hard on issues, easy on people.

    Cons

    Pay is average; raises are 2-4% usually; too much work with too few people; some put in long hours; sometimes it feels like mgmt takes these dedicated employees for granted and some end up leaving. The more you do, the more work they give you. But this is pretty typical in the current US economy since the economic collapse in 2008. Turnover seems to have increased in the past 12 months for some reason; might be more job opportunities. I wish the company worked harder to keep valuable, talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the percentage of raises. Promote from within. Promote more often. Work harder to retain talented employees. Improve cubicles and furniture/workspace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Leader in Online Marketing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people and great technology makes ReachLocal one of the leaders in this industry.

    Cons

    Seem to lack a consistent direction as a company and seems to not know where they want to go. Online advertising is such a crowded industry it makes it hard to get through and differentiate yourself from lesser companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the company to the public more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    ReachLocal - Sales Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support Analyst in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Support Analyst in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at ReachLocal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, Casual Dress, Smart coworkers. Great career starting point, just out of college. Opportunity for advancement/ promotions from within. Learn online marketing and gain real business skills. Stock Incentives/ Profit sharing. Benefits, Only 40 hours per week, Management / Team Leaders.are cool and there to help.

    Cons

    Difficult to receive pay raise. Primarily sales oriented company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose Ethics over Popularity! Pay attention to the concerns of new/entry level employees and ensure friendly and productive work environment. Witnessed coworker routinely disrespected in a discrete fashion, through a subtle mobbing type of harassment.

    Approves of CEO

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