TeleRep Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Good Starting and Ending Point

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Help the LA office culture identify beyond the corporate agenda


  2. Helpful (1)

    Few Opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally, there is a good level of camaraderie amongst employees

    Cons

    The starting salary for assistants is extremely low--$32,500 no matter what city the office is located in. There are few advancement opportunities from there. The only real option is to apply to and complete the training program in New York and become an Account Executive/Sales Rep. This requires finding your own housing in NYC for 2 months, after which you could be sent anywhere in the country. For those who are mobile it may be feasible, but if you want to stay in your office, it presents some challenges. Most intelligent and talented young Sales Assistants end up moving over to the agency side as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Work on providing more opportunities for entry level staff (both regarding pay and advancement), or you will continue to struggle to recruit talented recent graduates and then lose the few you do hire to agencies and other companies in the industry.


  3. account executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There is a pension so that is good

    Cons

    it is a boys club and you need to be in the club to get ahead


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  5. Glorified Sales Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The title of "Account Manager" looks great on your resume, and it is a step up from being a sales assistant. The account management program started off as the best and brightest sales assistants wanting to be an AE one day. Now they are letting anyone be an account manager.

    Cons

    They say it is like being a "Junior AE" but really, you are a glorified sales assistant. You do all the dirty work and still lots of manual entries. You are not treated well and the lack of communication within the company is shocking.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Get out while you can

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TeleRep full-time

    Pros

    Being a part of the Cox "family" benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Where do I begin..there are so many... Good ole' boys club, cliquey, play favorite, OVERWORK their employees and expect them to work all hours of the day or night. Very arrogant management Don't care if there is a work/life balance, treat women like they don't count, don't give raises unless you are one of their favs, or threaten to leave. Management is totally out of touch with their employees, they sit in their big offices and don't interact. They beat up employees, they don't encourage or reward for great sales. The environment overall is just awful especially since they laid off people in November. They have given all of us 10x more work with less people and absolutely no support from upper management. They make it impossible to reach goals so we can make any money. Run as fast as you can and don't look back.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of your big offices. Encourage and motivate employees instead of beating them up all the time! Reward loyalty instead of disregarding it. There is so much more but no one will listen


  7. Resume Builder

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Part of a great team and benefits

    Cons

    Low pay and no room for growth.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Absolutely Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, generous PTO, discounts, industry experience

    Cons

    Bad attitudes, extremely sexist and homophobic environment, poor instruction, poor leadership, enormous turnover, not very progressive

    Advice to Management

    Management needs direction. Cultivate your employees, speak to them in an uplifting way, understand their needs and feelings. This company is a revolving door of unhappy people. It would make sense to treat people fairly so that they stick around longer instead of wasting budgeted hours giving people overtime because quality of worklife is terrible.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Current AE - Get Your Feet Wet and Get Out

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Okay company

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

    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.


  11. Good First Job

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

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



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