ReachLocal Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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ReachLocal CEO Sharon Rowlands
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Pros
  • They offer best in class suite of digital products and services and are always preparing for what's next (in 11 reviews)

  • Extremely flexible with schedule and work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Trying to get a book of business built up can be hard, and if you don't build one quickly then you are subject to being let go (in 14 reviews)

  • Strict rules about office time- forces every employee to be in the office 8 hours per day- even OUTSIDE sales people (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Awesome place to get your start in Marketing Sales

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

    I worked at ReachLocal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company was built on a solid sales foundation, where training came first and they gave employees the opportunity to be successful as long they work hard.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Management has changed a lot, the early leaders are no longer with the company.


  3. Good company working hard to turn things around

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

    I worked at ReachLocal full-time

    Pros

    A very driven and talented group of people with a state-of-the-art selection of products that actually work. Definitely a leader in their industry.

    Cons

    Going through some growing pains, including layoffs. Stock value has been near all time low for almost a year.


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  5. Great place!!!

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

    I have been working at ReachLocal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love working here! I have been here for a couple months. The pay is good, the people are friendly, the environment is very fun, and the location is great too!

    Cons

    No downsides that I can think of!


  6. Helpful (5)

    Employees all jumping ship.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely laid back company (even in the corporate offices), very casual dress, everyone on first-name basis, chances for growth within the company (when available).

    Cons

    Company not profitable right now which means no one gets bonuses or raises, and as such most of our technology and product department employees have left or are leaving the company in the very near future. Lack of good communication between teams and departments leads to constant breakdowns in even the simplest of processes, even those that are repetitious.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and you'll be running the company by yourselves very soon.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Sales Executive

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

    I have been working at ReachLocal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a the second time I have worked for this company and so far, I have to say it has been night and day compared to the first time here. My sales manager is very knowledgeable and supportive and I definitely believe he wants me to succeed. As for the training staff during "boot camp," I found it very informative and easy to follow. Alex, Katy and Andrea are fantastic trainers and since Katy and Andrea were in sales roles before and know what it takes to be successful, their helpful tips were extremely valuable. This has been a wonderful experience so far and I believe it will only get better from here.

    Cons

    I think management should have new employees start a full 5 days before boot camp in order to complete all of the foundation work (certifications,etc) needed. I started 2 days before boot camp so I was only able to get a few things accomplished before boot camp.

    Advice to Management

    I think all new employees should start at least 5 days before boot camp.


  8. Overall Review

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

    I have been working at ReachLocal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Team, Competitive Payroll, Environment to grow

    Cons

    No good channel of communication between projects


  9. ReachLocal

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ReachLocal

    Pros

    Growing company that just went public.

    Cons

    High turnover in the sales department.


  10. ReachLocal is a great employer

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1 Company culture- very employer friendly & flexible 2 New Corporate office- beautiful new office 3 Great leadership 4 Industry leader and reputation 5 Incredible employee benefits 6 Reinvests in company and technology 7 No pressure sales model 8 Great mission and values

    Cons

    1 Transitional period/employee cuts 2 Pay 3 Communication


  11. Best Company!

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

    I have been working at ReachLocal (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Work/Life Balance, No micro management.

    Cons

    Process and management. There are not a lot of cons. This is a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Work on listening to your team.



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