Trulia Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
163 Reviews
3.6
163 Reviews
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Trulia Founder & CEO Pete Flint
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance is actually pretty good for an indirect sales role (in 16 reviews)

  • Also great benefits and perks with excellent training program (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • The only thing I didn't like about Trulia was the employee turn around (specifically for inside sales) (in 10 reviews)

  • Some people with past sales experience even struggle when it comes to selling to real estate agents (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Horrible

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    Current Employee - What Ever Does Not Mattet  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - What Ever Does Not Mattet in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Trulia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits were great the people were great

    Cons

    If you were not a top performer they treated you like crap always looking down at you. If you got got let go for any reason no matter how long you had been they screwed you over treated employees like crap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Horrible mamagement.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trulia

    Pros

    Most sales reps are smarter then the managers. Great benefits,

    Cons

    Horrible leads, bad management, impact doesn't mean what it use to. Run!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that know what they are doing not what they tell you they can do, many high performers will be leaving soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Account Rep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trulia

    Pros

    Fun corporate culture, always changing.

    Cons

    High quotas, low pay outs, low quality leads.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends which dept you work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trulia

    Pros

    Good pay, good work and life balance

    Cons

    Their HR dept could use a overhaul-top heavy, too many chiefs, and always ready to kick people out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at your HR group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Sales Role is Absolutely Horrible (Good reviews are for different departments)

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Trulia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will make good friends. The people who work here in the call center are really cool people, and the job is so bad that you will become close and make lifelong friends. There are some cool happy hours and parties. The benefits are good because its a big company. It is a job, so if you are broke, homeless, or fresh out of college you may as well just sign up and do it for 6 months.

    Cons

    Everything about the actual job is a Con. It is literally the most miserable job you could possibly imagine.

    Keep in mind, this review is only for the inside sales role. As far as I can tell, the other departments mostly like their job.

    You will be micro managed severely. Like you will have your manager standing behind you half the day.

    You will sit in your seat and cold call a list of random Realtors nation wide who want nothing to do with Trulia at all and try to get their Credit Card numbers. Real estate is mostly a referral business and a very small percentage of online leads actually close. Most of them have said they are Not Interested multiple times, yet you will still call. You sell products that work only a small fraction of the time. If you can convince an Agent to talk to you long enough, you are trying to convince them of signing up for a 6 or 12 month contract of being one of 4 agents next to a list for a lead. All 4 agents get the same lead. I've had success stories with about 5% of clients I've sold. That is abysmal.

    Sometimes you will feel bad for the Realtors for constantly harassing them, other times you will think "These are the dumbest people on Planet earth." Both times you will be right. It feels as if you are calling and begging for money, sucking the life out of a dying industry.

    It is run like a strict call center, with a strict 7:30 Start time and strict breaks. It is a giant call center of 80 people dialing out all day like drones. It must be the only job in San Francisco where everyone starts at the same time and goes on break and lunch at the same time.

    It is a painful grind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Call center - but in an okay way.

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    Former Employee - Account Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at Trulia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, free snacks, very very good sales training. Ridiculously good benefits. Young workforce - so lots of happy-hours, breakfasts - not a bad place to work -- but its a grind.

    Cons

    The Denver office is a call center plain and simple. Always-changing quotas and strange compensation plans make it difficult to make any substantial amount of money unless you're an absolute superstar. High turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    simplify the compensation plans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good people, good environment :)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Scientist  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Trulia as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really flexible schedule, interesting projects, great awesome people.

    Cons

    There were not much cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    RUN!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Trulia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you like to work at a bad company with low pay that asks its employees to put up good reviews on Glassdoor, then Trulia is the place for you.

    Cons

    There are a lot of challenges in working at Trulia. The pay is low, management micromanages, and the customer base does not like the product that Trulia sells.
    The company hires about thirty new sales people every month because people quit or get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's pretty obvious that stretch goals are set for the sales floor so the company can hit its revenue goals without having to pay commissions. Instead of paying people with "culture" try paying them with money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trulia for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work culture. Great leadership. Moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Too many Happy Hours
    Focus on trending Products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep taking care of ytour employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 11 people found this helpful  

    Lousy company, lousy job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Trulia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros to working at Trulia

    Cons

    Unrealistic quota and lousy pay with extreme micromanagement. All of the positive reviews are false. They are either written by management or human resources.
    Quotas keep on going up with payouts getting lower.
    During training the company will have someone from each "business line" talk to the trainees about what it's like to be a "Trulian". People will say things like "I'm the only one from Class 8 that's left and I'm in priority accounts and it's great." That's because nobody sticks with this garbage job with this garbage company that pays its people garbage. The base is below any other sales job's base and commission payouts are abismal.
    The lead source is an absolute joke. Agents don't want Trulia, don't need Trulia, and don't use Trulia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's no point in providing advice to management because they won't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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