Trulia

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Trulia Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
182 Reviews
3.5
182 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance is actually pretty good for an indirect sales role (in 19 reviews)

  • Also great benefits and perks with excellent training program (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to talk to a lot of real estate agents (in 9 reviews)

  • The only thing I didn't like about Trulia was the employee turn around (specifically for inside sales) (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work hard play hard!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at Trulia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great group of people along with a fun environment! Room to grow as long as your willing to work hard. Amazing benefits and good pay as long as your willing to put in the hours. Trulia does a great job training new hires to have a full understanding of their products. They also do a great job with giving new hires time to grow and succeed.

    Cons

    With any sales job it can wear on you over time but you receive plenty of vaca time to re-generate...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great if you can keep your job long enough

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Trulia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The friends you make. Pay is good, but only IF you it insane quotas and IF you last.

    Cons

    Constantly seeing those friends being fired. It is hard not knowing if your new best friend will make it through the week. I have now seen 7 of my close friends let go in the last year. Not to mention, they are going to drop us like flies when the Zillow deal goes through. Couldn't care less about our strengths. The second you stop overachieving their expectations you are forgotten, along with your accomplishments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What you expect is INSANE! Stop killing people off!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work! Awesome culture, benefits, and atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Trulia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Trulia is a great place to come to everyday. Not only does Management really invest in all the employees, the employees are shown how much they are valued by receiving stellar salaries, benefits and equity in the company. Engineering is an awesome team and we are highly valued here!

    Cons

    I have not experience any cons to mention as of yet. It is a positive place with positive people! Engineering is a collaborative environment where we can learn and work with cutting edge technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job and continue to inspire the employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    You will love here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trulia as an intern

    Pros

    Get a chance to build interesting projects at Trulia. Learn a lot from working in wonderful team. Help me improve skills and knowledge.

    Cons

    They don't provide lunch on daily bases, which makes people who don't like to cook little harder to find place to eat everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits & culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Trulia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Trulia has a great culture and benefits.

    People bring their dogs to work and there are monthly rooftop happy hours that are fun.

    Other cool things:
    Innovation week- this is when the Engineers and anyone in the company get to work on cool new products for the company for an entire week

    Mind Body Spirit Day- the whole company takes a day for fun activities like working out, getting spa treatments, and eating healthy food. At the end of the day, there is a happy hour

    Summer Parties- This year we went to Great America for the day

    Bring your kid/parent to work day- Not only can you bring your kid, but there is also a day where your parents can come to the office

    Learning/Training Rings- Small groups to learn special skills/new things

    Cons

    In between three buildings right now but moving everyone into a new building in October.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we grow, keep the cool vibe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Trulia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great management
    Fun and relaxing work environment
    Great work-life balance
    Great benefits - Unlimited vacation
    Pet-friendly!
    We are moving to a new building in November!

    Cons

    IT can be very difficult to communicate with and easy tech issues may take days to get done.

    Other than that I don't see many cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    A continued downhill slide

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trulia

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Free food
    Parties on a regular basis

    Cons

    You will have a non stop grind of calling real estate agents all day long. Everything you do will be measured in minute detail - how many calls you make, how much time you spent talking to each person, how much time you spent wrapping up after a call, and so on.
    The vast majority of the agents you will call on have either already been burned by Trulia, or work with people who have been burned. Trulia does work for some agents, but the numbers are few and far between. Be prepared to get hung up on and or cussed out by supposedly "warm" leads. The marketing dept is a complete joke. They grind out initiatives that fall flat every time and will do nothing more than waste your time. And on top of all of this, you'll barely make any money. And if there is something you mention that is stopping you from being successful, you'll be told if you don't like it, find somewhere else to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What difference does it make anymore? Zillow is buying Trulia and they will establish the new order. Hopefully, Zillow will fire most of the terrible management and bring in some fresh blood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, good environment :)

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    • Senior Management
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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really flexible schedule, interesting projects, great awesome people.

    Cons

    There were not much cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    Trulia cares far more about its Shareholders than its Employees and its Customers/ Agents - IMPACT values are a joke!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at Trulia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits were outstanding and the hours were great - but it's simply a call center disguised as an office.

    Cons

    Everything else. Upper and mid-level management are micro-managers who are clueless about selling the product and motivating their teams. The product is a joke....Agents beware: 100% of a market means nothing. Waitlists are misleading and there's probably a good reason why your zip opened up - someone else let go of it because it did not work for them! Quotas are unrealistic and change regularly. Rarely are they shared until the month has already started. This company was a pleasure to work for at first. Then greed set it and the entire culture changed. The only people / employees who are making money are the shareholders, managers and salaried employees. If you are considering a sales position at Trulia, you would be better off applying at McDonald's because that's about how much you will make with your hourly wage and NO commission paid!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to your roots and stop lying to your employees and your customers. This was a great company before it went public and the the Strategics Manager was brought in. This man will look you in the eye and tell you how great you are. He will wax poetic about how his employees' families are what keep him up at night worrying.
    What keeps him up at night is the task of sharpening all of the knives he drives into his subordinates' backs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Ask Questions. Ask a lot of Questions

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    The departments are great. Professional, creative talented, and hard working. The only department that does not meet up to this is sales/acquisitions

    Cons

    Transparency is not something the leadership team is used to on the sales floor. If you are applying for a job in acquisitions ask a lot of questions. I mean a lot of questions. Ask questions like what are the realistic salary expectations and how is bonus structure set up. Ask questions like how often does it change? They change a lot. What happens if you do not meet expectations and how often does that change? Then ask about the management staff. Some of them act like used car salesmen, most of them are helicopter managers and buzz over you, another one is a jittery spaz, aka a lot of drugs but HR seems to look the other way, constantly micromanaging you through 6AM texts to make sure we get to work. All of the managers seem to tolerate people being late, hung over, and people being entitled. The management team will also look the other way if you are doing something shady but you are making sales. If you have a trip planned in your 6 months there is no such thing as quota relief and management makes you feel guilty about taking any time off including sick days because we have an obligation to the stockholders If there is a company event the sales management team discourages you from going even if you are doing well. Training is a joke. Learn everything you can on your own and not from those around you. I have been there for almost a year and the thing that is consistent is the endless amounts of dials, horrible quick sales pitches, and new scripts to guilt agents into buying. You do not learn any new skills other than to close hard and fast. This is a boiler room environment. Take this job if you need money and do not have a degree because if you do it is not valued on the sales floor. Word of advice, just read the script.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your act and let HR get involved. People should not be afraid to go to them because you make promises that things will change. Do not text us in the morning before work. Give us something to learn and the skills for future career opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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