The Berry Company Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits and continual training in order to stay ahead of the industry (in 11 reviews)

  • I worked with some really great people (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • I am not overjoyed to be selling digital marketing products and the Yellow Pages (in 10 reviews)

  • Third party vendors for digital products, that sell against you and bad communication (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Berry review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Berry Company full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment great management great training and good earning potential. Job security is solid and very open

    Cons

    Very crazy working environment and hard to keep up. Training could be a bit better and longer

    Advice to Management

    Explain things better and go over the products more in training. Keep up the positive working environment and the open door policy


  2. overall a very good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Berry Company full-time

    Pros

    Talented team of people who care about their work and each other. Results oriented group of people who want to win. Management is solid, local support is good, and the sales team is a strong mix of people. Benefits and compensation are very good. Culture is great.

    Cons

    hard to grow the business given the situation with print advertising decline. The company has done a good job of staying proactive in it's digital approach. Acquisition focus is encouraging.

    Advice to Management

    keep focusing on results and people.


  3. Just Ok...

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    Former Employee - Marketing Advisor in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Advisor in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Berry Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people, flexible lunches. benefits

    Cons

    ancient technology, a bunch of paper work. Call center environement


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Flawed business model

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The rank and file are there to do the best job they can with what have to work with.

    Cons

    The company waited too late to get into the digital market but continued to pay upper management huge salaries for doing a poor job.


  6. Helpful (2)

    They will stab you in the back!!!! Be aware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Monday thru Friday and free snacks through out day only if sales are up

    Cons

    Write you up and tell you to turn your progress around by a certain date and then fire you well before they say it will come to that.. Be aware of the clicks and if you are not in the click you they don't care about you.

    Advice to Management

    Treat every one equal and don't just favor the top sales people because if you cared about all of them then you will get better results.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Pretty great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Saint Peters, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Berry Company full-time

    Pros

    Base salary plus a very generous commission structure, you can make a whole lot of money after you get good! Constant training sessions to always learn something new. Occasional sales competitions that are rewarded with extra time off and/or cash prizes. Everyone is very friendly and they won't hesitate to help you out.

    Cons

    Dealing with difficult and occasionally rude clients, but that comes with any sales job. Can get frustrating when you aren't hitting your numbers. Also the paperwork is very tedious and confusing just to process a simple sale.

    Advice to Management

    I don't understand how we're a digital company but we're still doing manual paperwork. The system is in serious need of a upgrade so we can process sales digitally. Other than that, keep up the good work!


  8. Helpful (2)

    Client Services Advisor

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    Current Employee - Client Services Advisor in Beavercreek, OH
    Current Employee - Client Services Advisor in Beavercreek, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at The Berry Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid base pay and mileage reimbursement. Great group of sales peers & team to work with and feel support.

    Cons

    Extreme Micromanagement. The print product is no longer in high demand and internet sales is a very competitive market.

    Advice to Management

    Allow outside sales team more flexibility and room to work. Stop the micromangement


  9. Helpful (1)

    Inside Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Berry Company full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good pay if you can sell, not too much pressure, some expected loss.

    Cons

    Yellow Pages is dying and they expect you to sell it likes its new. They lose clients daily and have a hard time gaining new ones. They try to pushing their digital products but they are seen as a yellow pages company so it is a challenge when people have that perception already.

    The Berry Company Response

    Jul 13, 2015 – Director, HR and Recruiting

    While our roots began in the Yellow Pages industry, we have evolved into a digital marketing agency. With ongoing investment in technology, partnership and acquisitions, Berry has become one of the ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in New York, NY
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in New York, NY

    Pros

    Excellent starting salary and training program.

    Cons

    My region was very micro managed. Very much a meet your numbers or else atmosphere. Not enough tenured people willing to help new Reps. learn the ropes.

    Advice to Management

    Better mentoring system. Plenty of successful reps were happy and making a good living. Hard to break into that group.


  11. Helpful (10)

    Run Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It has an amazing legacy, too bad current management and owners have ruined it.

    Cons

    Unethical, not sure how they are still in business



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