Zoom Media Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Great company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Zoom Media

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

    Pros

    Make your own hours, your income is based on how hard you want to work! Benefits are great, lots of support from management.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  2. Attention Sales Performers: Ignore the disgruntled reviews! I am on pace for $125k plus 1st year!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Zoom Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I felt compelled to submit this review as I admit being concerned about some negative reviews on Glassdoor and almost declined the position due to those reviews. Also, the fact this position was commission only made me hesitant. I have experienced nothing but positives for the first 8 weeks in my position! I had a great interview experience with the company followed by an excellent 10 day training experience in the field with one of Zoom's top reps so that I could see how to succeed in my territory. Next was an incentive plan which literally allowed me to make over 40% percent of the revenue I sold in my first 3 weeks of developing my territory! Not exaggerating. Let's not forget the most important thing for the long term... I am selling to local businesses the ability for them to have Zoom develop creative video marketing messages that will showcase their businesses and allow them to be seen by health club members who happen to be great buyers. I am also amazed at the diversity of the Zoom sales staff around the country. Young, hungry kids out of college that have a knack for selling as well as polished sales veterans like myself who may be changing or rebuilding their careers. Short sales cycle/benefits/sales incentive trips/ability to work from home with no evenings/weekends. My advice is to strongly consider this model because if you can sell you will flourish!

    Cons

    I would in most cases say a commission only position would be a negative but in this model if you are a successful sales person you will far exceed income levels of many of the combination salary/commission models. You must be good on the phone and quickly articulate the value of what you are delivering for the prospect in order to gain a 15 minute demonstration/closing appointment. If you are uncomfortable on the phone or could not imagine making 40-50 phone calls over a 3-4 hour period this job is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the concept of an aggressive commission only structure as it rewards top sales performers with compensation and incentive trips and also serves to eliminate under performing reps from the model. Consider additional ways to make the exposure of our creative video advertising programming bigger and better as the more exposure to active/healthy consumers we have the more clients we will have and renewals will become the norm!

  3. Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zoom Media

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice, clean office
    Manageable workload
    Good salary

    Cons

    Can get very slow
    Company structure is currently in a streamlining process

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  5. Run run run. If not for yourself, then for society.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Zoom Media full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Work from home
    -Older managers are nice but know it's not successful product
    -Easy to take advantage of small business owners

    Cons

    -Many grey area's
    -Commission structure has hidden hurdles to overcome to get paid
    -no one renews, ever
    -have you ever remembered an ad from a gym?

    Advice to Management

    Run 3 month campaigns and have the product prove itself instead of running for a year. Don't over promise and under deliver.

  6. Work from home sales

    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Zoom Media full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative product, good audience, no direct competition

    Cons

    Non salary job, inconsistent pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees as payments come in

  7. I personally, would not recommend this company if you have any other option.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Zoom Media full-time

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

    Pros

    Working remotely. Create your own schedule.

    Cons

    Redundant work. No opportunity for growth. According to previous clients, the product does not work. Almost no accounts renew after their initial agreement has expired which makes your job harder to do.

    Advice to Management

    Payments of commission should be not be so difficult to receive. Management makes you feel as if it's an employee vs company culture.

  8. I would recommend finding a position elsewhere.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Zoom Media full-time

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

    Pros

    Work and life balance was good once you were able to understand how to sell the product. Freedom working remotely.

    Cons

    The company's culture, with its commission terms and too many grey areas, make you feel as if it's the employee vs the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees on understanding production. commission, and contracts so that Reps feel the company really cares about them. Have more paths to leadership roles and growth opportunities.

  9. Revolving Door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Zoom Media (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of except good health insurance.

    Cons

    Micro-management. The "pets" get the best accounts. Commissions get split 6 ways to Sunday.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes to what is going on outside your office. Four people in the same job over 18 months is not a good track record.

  10. Painful experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zoom Media full-time

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

    Pros

    Many different place based media offerings. Ability to offer packages that can be tailored to an accounts needs locally, regionally or locally.

    Cons

    Long hours, lower pay than competitors, micro management, accounts are split which means less commission, Very high turnover rate

  11. Digital Advertising Sales at High End Health Clubs with great earning potential!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Account Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Account Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Zoom Media full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Excellent Training & Develpoment
    - Good Digital Product to sell
    - Lots of bonus and reward opportunities available!
    - Continued support from management after initial training.
    - High commissions and rewards for the true Salesperson!

    Cons

    - No real cons except that salespeople must be committed to working phones each and everyday!
    - Must be a hunter vs. a farmer!

    Advice to Management

    - Love the continued support with teleconferences and sales tips from management.
    - Incentive trips and bonus opportunities are big motivators, don't change a thing!
    - Keep the small company feel and camaraderie between the salespeople and management


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