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"Miserable"

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Former Employee - Data Verification Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Data Verification Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Angie's List full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Casual dress code. Located near downtown. Free, on-site parking. Fitness center with personal trainer. Decent benefits. Quotas and QA reviews let you know what's expected of you, what you're doing wrong, and how to improve. You can leave work at work; don't have to take it home with you.

Cons

Low pay. Tedious work, but apparently that's since been largely automated in the data department after they laid off most of the department employees. They encouraged productivity and quality with quotas and QA reviews, but coworkers were more interested in doing the bare minimum so they could play on MySpace and discuss threesomes. Hostile work environment if you were there to work instead of play. Lot of passive aggressive bullying. Probably not the place for you if you're not interested in making work your social life.

Less-than-stellar working conditions in winter. The data department worked in an old house where holes in the chimney were stuffed with Kleenex. Got pretty cold.

Advice to Management

Manage? There's a difference between a relaxed approach to management and hardly ever interacting with your employees. Quotas are helpful but not the only way to monitor performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Angie's List

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Lies..lies...lies!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Ad Sales in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Ad Sales in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Angie's List full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay if you have a good territory in Ad Sales....

    Cons

    Sucks if you have a crappy territory (which I do) and the pay sucks...company has you sign a contract to "pay back" any draw not earned yet after six months of being here, they decided to "lower" our base rate from 40K to 24K...what kind of company does that? SCANDALOUS!!!

    Advice to Management

    You shouldn't lower an employees base pay. They rely on that to feed their families. I can see lowering the commission scale (lord knows there are plenty of people getting fat off of that) but base pay??? LUDICROUS!!!!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Ad Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Advertising Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Angie's List full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible commissions, good benefits, informal atmosphere

    Cons

    Territory assignments are critical to long term success. These are distributed by group management based on personal relationships. Advertised as "no one can pay to be on Angie's List" , a half truth in that the positioning on the list is bought, that is the advertising they sell!

    Advice to Management

    Try an ethical approach to assigning territories and dealing with your sales people

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