The Berry Company
2.8 of 5 102 reviews
www.theberrycompany.com Dayton, OH 500 to 999 Employees

The Berry Company Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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2.8 102 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

The Berry Company Executive Chairman James Continenza

James Continenza

(21 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Fellow employees are very nice and great people to work with"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Good Income, Good Benefits, Good Comissions, Good Bonuses & A Book of Business"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "When was the last time you looked at the Yellow Pages"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Internal partners need to get in sync with billing customer service, etc"
    in 7 reviews
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    Riding the Roller-coaster of Change...but wouldn't change a thing!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Products to help SMB's. I really enjoy working with my peers, management and staff. I feel like I belong to a great team although your individual accomplishments and contributions are very important.
    Lots of Opportunities once you prove yourself and you can make Berry a Career!
    Change is Constant - which it needs to be when you are talking Advertising in this day and age.
    Great Pay, Benefits and 401K Match!

    ConsWork-life is sometimes a challenge when you go into management, but you have to be ready for that if that's what you want.
    Change - If you aren't a fan this will be a difficult place to be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust remember that your employee is there because they believe in The Berry Company. Don't forget to appreciate them, even when the stress is high.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Berry Company Director, HR and Recruiting responded to this review Jul 2, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for sharing a review of Berry. Our employees are the key to our success! We offer a rewarding work experience, including competitive salary and benefits, cross-training and growth ... More
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    Nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInnovative and groundbreaking SFDC implementation

    ConsToo many cooks spoiling the soup.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Berry Company Director, HR and Recruiting responded to this review Jun 25, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for sharing your review of Berry. We are very excited about our technology enhancements for 2014 and are confident in the positive impact on our employees and customers.
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    It was a great experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits were comparable to most companies of this size. This worked well for me in my lifestyle and budget.

    ConsThe private equity firm that purchased the company was not very sympathetic to its employees and laid off several hundred.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Berry Company Director, HR and Recruiting responded to this review Jul 2, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for taking the time to add a review. We offer competitive salary and benefits to our employees and appreciate your feedback!
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    Print is a sinking ship but digital is here to stay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    High Point, NC

    ProsGood benefits and continual training in order to stay ahead of the industry

    ConsThis is a high stress job without the high payout that usually accompanies a high stress job. Most of the employees try to do a good job but the busy work and the digital fulfillment issues are a real problem. High turnover, poor management and favoritism is also a big problem

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Berry Company Director, HR and Recruiting responded to this review Jul 2, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience working at Berry. We are sorry to hear that part of your experience has not been positive. While our sales positions are ... More
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    My experience at the Berry Company has been exceptional

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dayton, OH

    ProsThe office environment is friendly and superiors are looking out for your best interests. The company is changing significantly and bringing in a new culture. I would recommend working here, particularly if you are younger going forward.

    ConsThe company is experiencing change, but its necessary for brighter tomorrows.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Berry Company Director, HR & Recruiting responded to this review Jun 9, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience working at Berry. There is definitely a lot of change occurring as we continue transforming from a provider of print Yellow Pages ... More
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    The berry company

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    ProsStarted out as a great company I loved it. I wanted to work here the rest of my life. Looked at it as a career not just a job.

    ConsManagement wasn't held to the same standard as Outside sales reps. We would be in the markets needing help and Management would leave market early or not even come to the market certain weeks. So if the team was struggling and upper managers (VP's) were upset, then management would lie and say team wasn't trying. I even had my manager try to write me up for my performance, so the manager could give me the boot and cover their position. I refused to sign the write up because I wasn't the team member with the lowest numbers and not everyone was being held to the same standard (the manager was displaying favoritism). I even saw the Manager completely lie about how much time she was in the market and how all she did was micromanage....But if she was managing as good as she claimed her team wouldn't have been doing so poor. She ultimately did get let go because her HR paperwork was untruthful and she was called on it!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't Lie and try to have your staff fired to cover your wrong doings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Berry Company Director, HR & Recruiting responded to this review Jun 9, 2014 EditDelete
    We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience working at Berry toward the end of your career with us. We hold all employees, including managers, to a high ethical standard and would ... More
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    Not what it seems...

    Premise Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsGood benefits, great Customers, enjoy working with good people. Made some good friends

    ConsManagement has no clue what goes on day to day, commission structure is not favorable, Hawaii local office very disconnected, some managers have no selling experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining and development, higher commissions, new leaders

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Berry Company Director, HR & Recruiting responded to this review Jun 9, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience working at Berry. We are sorry to hear that part of your experience has not been positive and are always open to ways to improve ... More
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    Overall great company to work for!

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsCommission rates are great and the products match what a small business needs. I'm not pushing products just to make a sale. The products I sell to a SMB actually work and help the business owner make money. Good office environment and leadership. Managers work hard to help the reps succeed.

    ConsSystems and sales reporting are hard to follow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to improve product fulfillment and customers service.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Berry Company Director, HR & Recruiting responded to this review Apr 16, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We’ve made some great changes to our product offering over the last few years and are glad to hear that they’ve been a good fit for small businesses ... More
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    Lost in a sea of madness

    Client Services Advisor (Current Employee)
    Lincoln, NE

    ProsHealth plan, expenses, 401, other reps, gas allowance

    ConsManagement for managements sake. All they do is sit and read reports. Sent publishing to the Dominican Republic to save money, causing constant printing errors that devastate customers (you have to renew these customers and the ad is in the directory for a year!) Constant travel, where ever they want to send you! You are always involved in heavy travel and have no life outside of work. Unreal sales quotas. Third party vendors for digital products, that sell against you and bad communication. All the management can do is yell at people to do more with less.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe all know print, though still profitable is dying. We need better leading edge digital products that distinguish us from competitors. Some lifers, need to retire, its not about you and preserving your paycheck.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Berry Company Director, HR & Recruiting responded to this review Apr 16, 2014 EditDelete
    We are sorry to hear that you have not had a good experience working at The Berry Company. As you mentioned, we do offer a strong benefits package. We have greatly expanded our product offerings ... More
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    Berry Company has given me great opportunity's.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBerry Company has given me a great career. I have continued to grow with Berry though the past 15 years and am proud to say I work here. Berry company has transformed itself in the past three years to emerge a great company to work for, do business with, and help SMB's continue to grow and be successful. This past year for me personally has been my best so far.

    ConsWhile we are growing as a digital company we still have to overcome the misconception that print is "dead". While print is in decline there is still a good ROI for any business, however it is an objection we deal with daily.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Berry Company Director, HR & Recruiting responded to this review Mar 10, 2014 EditDelete
    Thanks for leaving a review and for your many years with The Berry Company. You are correct that we are investing in digital advertising solutions but that print is still an effective means of ... More
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