Vertical Search Works

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  1. Open air - fully collaborative - exciting

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vertical Search Works full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment. Brilliant employees. Get-things-done attitude. BS-free.

    Cons

    People who can't keep up generally don't seem to last long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the kind of people you've been hiring recently.

  2. Jumped at the chance to work for VSW

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Sales Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Vertical Search Works full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers and management. Very team oriented.

    Cons

    The clientele system could use some modifying.

  3. A Great Stepping Stone

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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 Vertical Search Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are very nice for the most part, and more importantly, they're willing to do a lot to teach you about what they do and to help you grow in your field and whatever field you want to be a part of. Middle-management is extremely open to ideas and input, and everyone is very dedicated to helping each other succeed.

    Cons

    Upper management often drags their heels on what can be done to help the company now while jumping the gun on projects that are sometimes a ways away from being feasible, leaving teams stretched thin, trying to salvage projects that aren't ready to perform as conceived. Like many offices, certain employees can be cliquey. The office is a converted theater, which explains why the fridge smells like the dreams of a thousand bright-eyed actors died in it.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new fridge--it'd be good for morale. And end the "holier than thou" attitude senior management holds against the sales floor; we've come a long way since uninterested, grossly under-qualified temps roamed the halls.

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  5. Built up my digital experience, but still a horrible work environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Vertical Search Works full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you ask the right people they will train the hell out of you. Tons of super-knowledgeable folks that are more than happy to share their experiences with you:

    Approachable CEO, though he's a bit long-winded, has a very shrewd view of exactly what's happening in the digital space and a great vision for the company. CRO isn't as approachable but some of his product ideas are years ahead of their time so you can learn alot when he speaks. Training manager is a lot of sunshine and happiness but he is an expert at interpersonal communications and an invaluable source of advice for customer-facing roles.

    Cons

    If you're on the sales floor, I feel bad for you. Do you like getting screamed at and bullied? How about having your job threatened 3-5 times per week? If so then this is the spot for you.

    Hours are supposedly 8:30-5:30 but you'll get dirty looks if you leave before 6:15 even if you're surpassing quota.

    Also the fridge is disgusting. We've found maggots in there more than once.

    Advice to Management

    Build a strong sense of loyalty among your employees instead of bribing them with Starbucks Gift Cards to write positive Glassdoor reviews for you.

    Remember that your salespeople are people too, and calling them names isn't an effective management tool.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Very bad company to work for! Get your experience and get out.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vertical Search Works full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Start up company, easy to get a job. Good for first timers in the digital marketing space.

    Cons

    Boiler room atmosphere, high turnover rate, prejudice upper management, poor business practices, product doesn't work, upper management divided with sales floor; consider sales floor "animals."

    Advice to Management

    Create more structure within the company, provide a healthy culture and lose the prejudice upper management. Will be hard to do since both the Ceo and President are elitist a--holes.

  7. Fairly straight forward work, great team, solid hours.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertical Search Works

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consistent work, ability for growth, good pay!

    Cons

    The work can get repetitive as you more or less do the same thing every single day.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Boiler room atmosphere, but great colleagues and the product has potential.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Sales Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Vertical Search Works full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, easy sell, laid back sales environment compared to other sales jobs, location provides easy access to environment, near mass transit

    Cons

    Upper management is terrible, provides little to no development, call center/boiler room mentality, pressured to make as many calls as possible with no performance feedback, people 'upstairs' do not care about those on the first floor.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your sales executives better, provide better training/development

  9. Strong growth potential; advanced technology; great time to be involved.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vertical Search Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    VSW is a company where ambition and ideas are rewarded with responsibility and recognition. Recent new product offerings represent just a small fraction of both existing technology and engineering capability. Smart people driven by experienced leaders in the industry: what else could one ask for?

    Cons

    The coffee provided is atrocious! Still, it's free.

  10. Working for Vertical Search Works is Exciting and Challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vertical Search Works full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    VSW encourages team work and you always get the support you need to have success at your job. You have on going training to help you understand the product better and always helping you get better at your job.

    Cons

    There are really no cons as long as you do your job it is pretty much a fun place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the people here who started as Account Executives have gone on to higher positions here. VSW encourages growth with their employees.

  11. Ahead of the Curve

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A E in New York, NY
    Current Employee - A E in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vertical Search Works full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The teamwork and people here make the atmosphere very happy, the energy is high. There is constant learning and development to keep up with new trends as the digital space grows, which only makes me better at my job. The transparency and effectiveness of our company's services makes clients comfortable and my job easier as well.

    Cons

    the coffee in the coffee machine...

    Advice to Management

    cappuccino machine please

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