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Localsearch Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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Catherine McGarry
16 Ratings
  1. "Great Culture. Great Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Robina
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localsearch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun with a family feel. Everyone works together to do their best. This company is willing to adapt to move with changing and emerging markets. Over the last few years they have taken on the digital marketing services space and are determined to be the best. The staff are talented and there is a wealth of knowledge surrounding you ready to be absorbed by those who ask for it. If you are looking for a company that is passionate...

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    Cons

    Too close to Robina Town Shopping Centre. Its too tempting

    Localsearch2019-06-15
  2. "A Great Company With A Solid Future And Awesome People"

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    Current Employee - Web Development Manager in Robina
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localsearch full-time

    Pros

    Having been at Localsearch for over 5 years, I have witnessed this company go from strength to strength. It has done so on the back of the people that work here, from the most junior role to the most senior. The first “pro” I can think of has to be the people. It is the friendships and being part of the team that makes it so easy to get up and come to work every day. With great people comes great culture. It is a positive,...

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    Cons

    To succeed at Localsearch it requires you to be proactive, hardworking and have a willingness to keep learning as you grow in your career. History has shown, those who have a nine-to-five mentality and are not willing to do any more than they absolutely have to, tend not to flourish in this environment.

    Advice to Management

    I think you have found a formula that is really paying dividends; keep doing what you are doing. Continue your growth and development into the digital sphere and keep hiring the staff that will lift the company up to the levels of greatness I know we are capable of achieving.

    Localsearch2019-06-15
  3. "A Breath of Fresh Air"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Tweed Heads
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localsearch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    After working in major franchises for all of my working life it is so refreshing to work with a company that is ever evolving, fluid and extremely proactive in the search for better ways to service their clients. A exceptional group of talented people who are skilled in being able to balance a strong work ethic with having fun!

    Cons

    Located too close to Robina Town Centre

    Localsearch2019-05-23
  4. "Dynamic Company focussed on delivering an outstanding Customer Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robina
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localsearch full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great high-paced environment with an awesome fun team. Opportunities abound for those that like to apply and push themselves above the status quo.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Localsearch2019-05-23
  5. "A great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Sales in Robina
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localsearch full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I rate the people I work with, people who want to be productive. It is a winning environment. I like that the company is evolving and succeeding in their evolution. I enjoy being able to provide a wide range of advertising solutions to businesses. I like the satisfaction you get when you go back to a client and they have had a great response from changes that we have made to their marketing program. I appreciate the...

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    Cons

    Change. The advertising environment has moved away from phone books, TV, Radio, Newspapers etc to Digital and Localsearch has evolved however unfortunately some of my colleagues were either unable or not prepared to undergo the required learning & adjustments to be part of the companies future. Change is always chalkenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to train in a fast changing environment.

    Localsearch2019-05-21
  6. "Looks after their staff - Looks after their customers"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localsearch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Genuinely interested in the welfare of their staff and their clients. Market leading products and awesome back of house support. Plenty of earning potential in Sales. Constant training provided to keep up with, and stay ahead of, digital trends. Real family feel at head office. Incentive trips for high achievers in Sales. Awards and recognition every month for high performers among head office support staff. Great...

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    Cons

    Not really a "Con" but this company has zero tolerance for poor customer service. I have seen the consequences for staff who are slack with following up with customers, not calling them back etc. Some have been sacked for that type of behaviour and I noticed that they felt resentful and "entitled" about that treatment. Those people did get plenty of chances though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the training up. The change in the digital market-place seems to be getting even faster.

    Localsearch2019-05-21
  7. "Keep doing what you are doing with recruitment and product evolution."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localsearch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company, great lifestyle. Really look after their family within. This has been my longest job I have been a part of since leaving school. I have learned so much and been a part of a digital transition which has been an exciting time in my life. This company is a very cool movement that I'm fortunate enough to say I have been a part of. LS has teamed up with Google and has its highest tier of partnership. A...

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    Cons

    I don't know of any company who has had instant success in digital as there are so many variables to the industry. Localsearch has had its moments with finding the best-suited personnel, the most efficient way in dealing with procedures, an overall better understanding of how to optimize these digital products to be the most effective. Therefore there has been challenges and setbacks along the way.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing with recruitment and product evolution. This company is cool and only on the way up. Just look at the caliber of people applying to work for LS.

    Localsearch2019-05-21
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Low Low Low Wages"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Gold Coast
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Localsearch full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with good people and easy parking

    Cons

    Beware of any company, where during the interview process the interviewer smiles and says something like " well the company doesn't pay well but money isn't everything and we have a fun culture"

    Advice to Management

    You will continue to underperform in the marketplace if you continue to consistently pay below award wages to your staff. This is because you will not attract the best candidates (read talented) in the market to your business. I know this is the gold coast and you probably set up shop here knowing you could pay low wages, however you are a tech company now and the whole low wage thing is not going to cut it.

    Localsearch2019-06-05
  9. "Great sales environment"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Gold Coast
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localsearch full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Autonomous sales role with high earning potential.

    Cons

    Non to think of, it’s a competitive market, so if your good you’ll do well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing a supportive and constructive support to the sales teams.

    Localsearch2019-04-25
  10. "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Mackay
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localsearch full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great employees to work for. Working from home can be hard but the support from head office is fantastic.

    Cons

    Not having local support can be hard some times

    Localsearch2019-04-26
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