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LocalEdge Reviews

Updated September 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "You’ll meet a lot of great people while working here and make a lot of friends" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Overall, the company seems to be working towards providing a better work environment for employees" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management still learning to understand purpose and benefit of leveraging the Quality Dept" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Not great for experienced sales reps" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Full Disclosure- Former SVP Sales Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Sales
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LocalEdge full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Any strong sales rep with a good work ethic is/can make 6 figures. Given the LE sales team is located in small markets, this makes our employees some of the top earners in their cities. While you'll read mixed reviews, we have done employee satisfaction surveys every year. The results are overwhelmingly positive. The employee reviews are far more trustworthy than what you'll find on review sites. Amazing group of sales managers who partner well with the sales reps. Average rep digital sales results are up over 500% when compared to 5 years prior. Strong exec leadership team that truly care about the employees. Most importantly, in addition to being great sales professionals, some of the best people you could be around. Strong digital product performance has led to the lowest client churn in the industry. Presidents club trip, benefits, opportunity for upward advancement, etc.

    Cons

    In order to be successful reps must sell new YP advertising in 2018. While the YP results in the small markets LE serves provide a great ROI to the advertiser, the perceived YP usage makes this part of the job brutal. I am in awe of our sales team that sells new YP advertising successfully. While it can be done, it's not easy and not for faint of heart. Competitors in the YP and local digital space are struggling, proving the difficulty of winning in this industry. While LE continues to succeed and has a bright future, this is not an easy sales position.

    Advice to Management

    I'll miss working with you but happy to get off the road and be around family. Best of luck!!!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great Income Potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media Executive in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Digital Media Executive in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LocalEdge (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The amount of money we make in this market is crazy to other jobs in our industry. The Erie manager is fantastic. She is a challenger and pushes you to succeed. Great benefits (health Insurance, Vacations, Excused Absence Time).

    Cons

    It's a tough work load. Lots of tasks to juggle. Makes you learn to be organized. It is sales.

    Advice to Management

    More fantastic digital products to grow our current book of business and expand our reach into our communities.

  3. "Enjoyed my time there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at LocalEdge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Free coffee
    Close to restaurants
    Flexible hours
    Ample time off
    Efforts to improve morale

    Cons

    History of favoritism
    Too many accounts per person

    Advice to Management

    Things may have changed now, but more emphasis needed to be placed on quality of work, not how many accounts could be stacked on each person.


  4. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Collector in Amherst, NY
    Former Employee - Collector in Amherst, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LocalEdge full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Regular schedule, decent benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    SHADY sales tactics. Management is not supportive of what you do.
    Raises are a complete joke. I received a nickel once and said if that's all you can offer me next year please keep it.
    Sales reps, while some are terrific and ethical, most of them will bring the company to it's knee's. If flat out lying to customers in order to get a commission is the goal, LocalEdge exceeds in it's mission. It's embarrassing dealing with customers who have been dealt with in this manner.
    I do NOT recommend working at LocalEdge.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the trail of crap left behind by bad sales reps for others to deal with by simply dealing with the bad reps.


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LocalEdge full-time

    Pros

    My co-workers were great and the pace is fast

    Cons

    Goals are not properly aligned throughout the company

    Advice to Management

    Apply greater focus to customer service and managing their expectations


  6. "A good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LocalEdge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is very creative and encouraging. Management recognizes hard work as much as possible and rewards employees with outings and other perks.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are far and few. If you have any chance to advance your career, take it while you can.

    Advice to Management

    Communication and a positive attitude is key to content employees.


  7. "RUN!!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LocalEdge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its a job in a literal sense

    Cons

    Everything else. Outdated business model, poor performing products, unreasonable growth expectations

    Advice to Management

    Polish your resume because you could be the next cut

  8. "fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LocalEdge full-time

    Pros

    flexible, layback, work environment is good, and people are nice

    Cons

    money not good enough in this area


  9. Helpful (3)

    "How are they still in business?"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LocalEdge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good stepping stone. Get experience and get out.

    Cons

    Terrible management. The same VP whose ineptitude and pettiness cascade down through the organization is still in place. Pay is poor, work is stressful, culture is toxic, products are antiquated and reflective of an inability to retain and develop talented, creative people. Business model is predatory, offering over-priced, mediocre-to-poor products to small businesses who know they need to advertise, but know very little about what good marketing entails. Honestly, you could find a better web designer on Craigslist.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more money, treat them better, and modernize. Cut the dinosaurs loose, or just fold the company.


  10. "OK First job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LocalEdge full-time

    Pros

    friendly coworkers and lasting friendships

    Cons

    antiquated business models, micromanaging, outdated advertising solutions


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