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  1. "Great place to contribute and make an immediate impact"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
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    I have been working at Localwise full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Localwise team is a hardworking, passionate group of people who truly believe in the product they are putting out. Having joined a little over a month ago, I have been able to see the effects of the work I am doing, immediately. I'm proud to work with a talented, driven team on a meaningful product that is really transforming local communities for the better.

    Cons

    None - you need to have a hustler's mentality to work here and if you can commit, this can be a highly rewarding place to work.

    Localwise2018-12-10
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    "Opportunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at Localwise full-time

    Pros

    I’ve been at Localwise for 3 years now. The team culture and opportunities for growth within the company have kept me excited to come into work every day. Management makes a concerted effort to support both professional and personal development through teach-ins, one-on-one meetings, career pathing and advancement. Diverse levels of talent and down to earth colleagues create a competitive and supportive environment....

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    Cons

    Growth opportunities only come with the work you put in. You’ll have to be talented and hustle to progress within the company.

    Localwise2018-09-26
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    "Incredible Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Hiring Specialist in Denver, CO
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Localwise full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Incredible market opportunity Great team, great chemistry Competitive OTE

    Cons

    High-growth/high-potential means commitment that goes beyond the 9-5.

    Advice to Management

    I’ve been working at Localwise for just under a year. This has been the first position where I feel strongly that I can grow a real career from sales. Every member of the team is the “core group,” and having a high level of commitment from my peers drives me to put forth my best effort every day. At this job, individual performance can truly be the difference-maker for the company! Specifically on the sales floor,...

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    Localwise2018-09-11
  4. "Make an immediate impact"

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    Former Employee - Hiring Specialist in Oakland, CA
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    I worked at Localwise full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) Smart, motivated colleagues that push you to excel in your role 2) Opportunity to make an immediate impact within the company, no bureaucracy issues 3) Ben, Localwise CEO, is transparent about company strategy and direction. Gives you the “why” for what you do day to day 4) Great communication between engineering and sales. Dev team makes it a priority to support the sales team

    Cons

    Not a great fit for 9-5 "coasting" mentality. You need to work hard to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Ultimately left because of the long commute as I was commuting from Sacramento to Oakland a few days a week.

    Localwise2018-09-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome team and an excellent product, with lots of growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Oakland, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localwise full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I've had a great experience working on the Account Executive and Account Management team here at Localwise. Product: There are consistent improvements and additions on the Localwise site that come at a rapid pace, and it makes the sales side very exciting. We're able to regularly bring good news regarding product updates to our clients whenever we speak with them, and most find the site very easy to use. Helping...

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    Cons

    Like any startup, you need to wear a lot of hats, so it's not a perfect fit for everyone.

    Localwise2017-10-25
  6. "Fantastic Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Oakland, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localwise full-time

    Pros

    Localwise is an amazing place to work. It all starts with Ben (CEO) and his ability to create a positive, high-energy, driven work environment. They hire team players that are passionate and buy-in to the values of the company. They go above and beyond to develop and pour into employees. This company will be successful because of the work ethic, talent and culture. 10/10.

    Cons

    As a pre-series A startup, the compensation is heavy on the equity. I strongly believe that as the company grows the cash compensation will rise.

    Localwise2017-10-25
  7. "Localwise is a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Full Stack Engineer in Oakland, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, great CEO, and great product. Everyone on the dev team is amazing at what they do and also fun to be around! As a junior member on the dev team I really value that the team pushes me to learn and grow while still maintaining that balance of being highly productive. I enjoy that my work has such a big impact on the product and that I am constantly able to work on exciting new challenges. The entire Localwise...

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    Cons

    Everything has been positive for me.

    Localwise2017-03-17
  8. "Localwise is awesome"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Berkeley, CA
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    I worked at Localwise

    Pros

    Localwise is an awesome company that’s truly making a difference in the community. I really enjoyed working with Ben and Maya, and collaborating with other interns. They're doing great things to make an impact and I believe in their mission and values. I always felt like I was valued in the team-- they're always open to listening to your opinions and ideas, and everyone has always been so friendly.

    Cons

    No negative aspects working with Localwise.

    Localwise2016-05-23
  9. "Localwise -- The next big startup"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Intern in Berkeley, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Localwise

    Pros

    Working for Localwise has been by far the most rewarding career development experience of my life. Learning the ins and outs of an early stage startup has been invaluable. I've been able to see the many problems that will inevitably face startups in this stage and have also been able to work through the best possible solutions to these problems with the Localwise team. My role in the company has been heavy on the...

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    Cons

    I wish I had more visibility towards certain aspects of the company such as legal and finance. Although this is understandable since I have no prior experience with these fields.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to do more weekly recap meetings to show us what has been accomplished during the week and what could be improved on. These meetings did happen often, just not every week.

    Localwise2015-09-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cool things happening at Localwise"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
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      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Localwise

      Pros

      As an intern at Localwise, I managed the Twitter page and executed other marketing tasks, including the whiteboard campaign featuring local owners/employees and Cal students. Because of the experience, I learned how to utilize social media management tools, practice photography and design, and become more comfortable talking to students and business owners alike. A great thing about startup culture is the ability...

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      Cons

      Although there's some collaboration between interns, I didn't really get to know the rest of the team.

      Localwise2015-09-07
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