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ReachLocal Overview

Woodland Hills, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2003
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
At ReachLocal, our mission is to help local businesses around the world get more customers. We offer a total digital marketing system for local businesses, comprised of web presence solutions and digital advertising solutions. All our solutions feed into our ReachEdge&trade ... Read more

Mission: At ReachLocal, our mission is to help local businesses all over the world get more customers.


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Best Places to Work:2012 (#27)

ReachLocal – Why Work For Us?


 

To work at ReachLocal is to be part of something big. We’re on a mission to help local businesses across the world reach local consumers online. And we’ve been leading the way for local online marketing for nearly a decade. So, we’re always on the search for sharp, driven professionals who share our passion for equipping local businesses with innovative solutions that help them reach more local customers.

Working with us means being a part of a company that’s nationally recognized for achievements in technology and growth. We’ve got the best minds in the business working across the globe to deliver leading solutions through a unique combination of technology and service. Take a look at our available positions to see how you can become a part of our team.

Check out our employee testimonials

 

Scott Richardson

Internet Marketing Consultant

Charlotte, NC

"I’ve had complete satisfaction with my decision to join the ReachLocal team. Having come from a much larger company, I thoroughly enjoy the autonomy of growing my account base in a launch market. The daily routine can be difficult at times, but the thought of the end goal and being part of such an aggressively growing company making it all worth while. I have, and will continue to, refer friends to ReachLocal  as I welcome them to come along for this tremendous ride."

 

Alisa Swartz

Internet Marketing Consultant

San Francisco, CA

"I have had many opportunities to speak with candidates who are considering employment at ReachLocal, and I am happy to share my thoughts. One of the things that I love about ReachLocal is that it is a dynamic, growing company. I love that we are able to make changes and add products based on the changes and evolution of the internet. I happily worked for AT&T Yellow Pages for 7 years, and I feel like I was on a luxury liner, sipping a cocktail, and jumped overboard landing on the ReachLocal speed boat, white knuckling it with the wind whipping through my hair.  ReachLocal is positioned to quickly and nimbly navigate through the internet space – search, surf, social and who knows what next. It is a blast!

What is it like to work for ReachLocal? It is like running your own business. You need to have a strategy in place. You need to have a business plan and goals in mind. In the beginning, plan on working 24/7 if you want to reach the higher echelon of sales. Eat, breathe, sleep ReachLocal, constantly lead generating, driving all over to meet clients, analyzing results. And it is fun! It is amazing to see what an impact you can have on the livelihood of local businesses and their employees. When I left AT&T, I was thinking that I was selling advertising on Google & Yahoo. Working at RL is so much more. Your ability to impact a local business is huge.  Since we record phone calls, I have worked with business on their intake protocol. Everything from training their personnel, to evaluating how their business operates, to discussing profit margins and angles to growing their businesses. It is extremely gratifying."

 

Kelly Decollibus

Internet Marketing Consultant

Boston, MA

"I have been an Internet Marketing Consultant at ReachLocal for over two years now. I am so glad to be working for a company like ReachLocal. I love the corporate culture here. I find that everyone at ReachLocal actually wants to be here and it comes through on a daily basis whether you are talking to management or support. If you need help, someone is always willing to lend a hand.  

I love that we do not have territories here and that we can hit most small- to medium-sized business in any vertical. At my previous employer, I had a territory and could only focus on one vertical. It was very limiting to accomplishing my sales goals.  
  
I also love that ReachLocal is on the cutting edge with technology. There is never a dull moment here as we are constantly adding new products and services. I am excited to see what will happen in the next few years with my company. We have been growing so fast and it is very exciting. 

My favorite thing about working at ReachLocal is that I have a lot of autonomy. If you are selling and working hard, no one really bothers you. I treat my job here as if I am running my own business. I want to continue to grow my book of business and build my own sales team. There is so much opportunity here because I get paid residual income on every sale that I make and retain.

A typical day at ReachLocal for me is hitting the streets cold calling. I cold call in person all day and leave materials behind if I can't get an appointment. I talk to everyone I meet about ReachLocal.

One thing I would tell new or potential hires is that it definitely takes hard work and dedication to be successful here. You must be willing, in the beginning, to put in a lot of hours. This will get you to where you need to be faster. After your book is at a healthy amount, you can slow down a bit if you want or you can hire an Account Manager to help you grow your book. I opted to hire two Account Managers and have not stopped growing my book of business. I can sell this product with integrity because I know it works.

 I Love Reachlocal!"

 

Mike Speiran

Manager, National Brands & Franchises

Dallas, TX

"Working at ReachLocal is unlike any other company I have ever worked for. Don’t get me wrong, I have quite enjoyed previous employers but not to the extent I enjoy ReachLocal.

Why do I love ReachLocal? It is hands down the fairest company I have ever seen – hard work actually equates to higher income and more opportunities! I have seen the hardest working people in the company advance their careers while making handsome incomes and having fun in the process.

I was one of the first 50 employees at ReachLocal, I’ve seen them come and go but the people with real drive and desire to succeed who are also willing to put in the effort are all enjoying flourishing careers. 
Compensation is designed for high achievers, the more revenue you bring to the company the more they give back to you. Performance is rewarded in an extremely equitable manner. I work with some of the most talented, intelligent and visionary people around… the 5 founders are unbelievably talented and so down to earth it is humbling to be around them.

I am a fan of any company that rewards employees for hard work, plays fair, has immense integrity and genuine concern for each other and always does what they say they are going to do. What more could you ask for?"

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

    Pros

    Everything from environment, co-workers, company culture, and extremely supportive management!

    Cons

    Absolutely 0, nothing to complain about what so ever.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome!

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ReachLocal Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodland Hills, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at ReachLocal (Woodland Hills, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Quick phone screen then in-person panel interview with 3 tech leads. Questions were very specific, stuff that could be looked up. I didn't think the technical questions were very insightful and only scratched the surface. No response or follow up after interview, emailed a week later again no response. Disappointing to waste 4 hours and not even get a bare minimum response.

    Interview Questions

    • Database modelling for a parking lot, some generic type erasure stuff, spring scopes, cyclomatic complexity. Designing interface for a arm to pour water between cups. How to get 3oz in a cup using only a 4oz and 5oz cup or similar.   Answer Question
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ReachLocal Awards & Accolades

  • Achievement in Customer Excellence (ACE), Confirmit, 2015
  • Ad to Action Award, Local Search Association, 2015
  • North America Innovator Award, Google, 2015
  • 2015 North America Quality Score Champion, Google, 2015
  • Top 100 Small Business Influencer, Small Business Influencer, 2014
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