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TeleRep Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Starting and Ending Point

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

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

    Pros

    Good training
    Lots to learn
    Great networking
    Generous paid time off

    Cons

    No where to grow
    Dated office
    No company culture
    Very corporate oriented
    Bad attitudes
    Unrealistic Expectations - Decrease in staff does not match decrease in work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the LA office culture identify beyond the corporate agenda

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Current AE - Get Your Feet Wet and Get Out

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

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

    Pros

    It's a big company, part of the Cox Media umbrella. Decent benefits, lots of vacation time, and good co-workers. Well known company in the industry which may help propel you in a job search.

    Cons

    Too many to list...base salary is not competitive, and it's impossible to know how much commission you'll be paid each month as the "structure" takes a mathematician to understand (and even then it doesn't fully make sense).

    Very corporate culture. Suits and ties all day every day, good ol boys club. Company claims to be technologically advanced but we essentially run on DOS. The industry as a whole is going downwards and this company does not have a good idea of how to move forward with the changes.

    Quotas and goals are set long after you start working on projects, so if you are 3/4 done, then they will tell you a quota which by that point is out of reach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting so much time on self-improvement goals and multi-day meetings to learn about technologies that have NOTHING to do with the product we sell. Far too much time wasted on reports and mundane exercises. Also find a new way to pay commission to the people keeping the company afloat, because I've conversed with over 20 people in sales and not a single person really understands how we are paid. Not good in the world of sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TeleRep

    Pros

    People are great, new system helps learning and keeping up with work

    Cons

    very few opportunities for advancement. Unless you can drop everything and move to NY where you have to pay for everything while you are in the training program.

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  5.  

    Good First Job

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start and learn about business of television, but not start a career. Great location in NYC.

    Cons

    -Changes take long time to put in place.
    -Different teams have their own standards, I wish there was more consistency among teams so it is easier to collaborate
    -Base pay is not enough for commuting to NYC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is not enough recognition in the research department, the focus is all on sales.

  6.  

    Captain Bligh management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is to get a start. Chances are you'll get a 50% boost in your next job. I've seen many do that, including 3/4 of my staff.

    Cons

    Management is of the "I don't care if you have to work until 2am" school. It's prestigious to work there according to them. Take that prestige to another company ASAP. You'll be guided by people who will tell you that at Telerep, people don't watch the clock. Of course the people telling you that manage to make the 5:15 to Stamford.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a conscience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Alright for a first job, ridiculous turnover rate and people don't stay around long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Real world experience in a fast paced environment. If you pay attention you can excel in other jobs in the same industry, and get some great recommendations.

    Cons

    You are a number. Alot of nepotism, and I mean alot. You can work extremely hard but it comes down to who is who's niece, nephew, son, etc. Additionally, upper management can be one of two things : Extremely helpful and looking out for you, which is rare - or two-sided and wielding a corporate knife to stick in your back. Moreover, nobody takes accountability for their actions, and push more people in front of the bus than I've ever seen. Also, 90% of the AE's and SA's are miserable and have only this job going for them. The people that "excel" have empty lives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually hold on to people that matter and come through on promises. In addition, stop promoting inept people and applauding mediocrity because they are related to somebody.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Assistant at Telerep in Atlanta

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

    I have been working at TeleRep

    Pros

    friendly staff, lots of parties, good environment

    Cons

    mindless work, underpaid, old/ugly office... very embarrassing to bring people in.

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

    Great experience & training to move to the next level- Don't get stuck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - training is great
    -lots of connections
    -most of the people are young & friendly
    -obtain on the job experience that will easily help you move onto a better position and a different company

    Cons

    - compensation is terrible
    -rarely recognized for your hard work
    - definitely a boys club
    -Account Manager position is probably the most miserable job out there with the exception of cleaning toilets at a taco bell
    -work load is unmanageable
    -treated like an assistant even with 3 promotions & 3 years with the company
    -will be asked to stop your work to retrieve papers from printers or scanners from AE's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees & what they do. Compensation needs to be increased for anyone to want to tolerate the position. Redistribute the work load and hire more employees where needed. Severely understaffed at the moment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    They are willing to take in people with no experience and train them. They reward loyal employees who bust their but.

    Cons

    The otter offices are better than the NY office. They can be very tough, but they demand the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the staff the time they need to do the things you ask them to do on every piece of business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning environment... dont care about their employees though

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn the industry

    Cons

    management has no clue what they are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look for better incentives for your employees --- dont just yell and scream --- motivate -- create a more lax work environment i.e. jeans -- no suits --- dont get so upset if people come in late or leave early as long as their work is done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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