LotLinx Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2020

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2.3
36%
Recommend to a Friend
39%
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LotLinx CEO & Chairman of the Board Len Short
Len Short
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Dealers can spot a poser a mile away(in 4 reviews)

  • "The dress was casual and we got catered lunch on Fridays(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Turnover at the executive level is constant(in 3 reviews)

  • "The CEO micromanages everything, what is worse is that it is with knee-jerk reactions and half-baked solutions(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A great business and a great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Employee in Peterborough, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LotLinx full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Dynamic, fast moving and successful company with good growth opportunities; - Great team spirit within the company, everyone is eager to support each other; - Each employee is able to make a difference in helping the company succeed.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love this place!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LotLinx full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a plan to provide their customers more support in the field and if this works it can only mean great things in the future.

    Cons

    Going from inside sales to outside sales is going to be a transition but worth it.

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  3. "I like it a lot"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's improving a lot. More communication. More training. Weekly meeting with CEO is great! Excellent leadership during crisis. New HR is available and brings heart.

    Cons

    Nailing down commission plans and process but it's getting a lot better.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Believe The Negative Reviews"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LotLinx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice office and some cool people

    Cons

    Upper level Management from CEO on down=NO CLUE

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Don't bother"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There's honestly not much to like right now

    Cons

    The communication here is awful, the company can't stick to a direction and the CEO is out of touch.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "The reviews are real!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Staff in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people you work with truly care about their jobs

    Cons

    Upper management truly needs an overhaul. The CEO makes consistent irrational decisions.

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  7. Helpful (11)

    "Believe the reviews"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Account Executive 

    I worked at LotLinx full-time

    Pros

    The product in interesting, in concept, but significantly over priced and there is no way to know if it actually works.

    Cons

    Please take this review seriously. I would highly discourage anyone from joining this organization. I am a very positive, go with the flow type of person and have been incredibly successful in my career up to and until the point I joined this company. It is the worst career move I have ever made. I thought it would be fun to make an impact at a small organization and watch it grow. I was told they had 9% penetration in the market with a 97% retention rate nationwide, which made the decision to come on board a no brainer. However, upon joining I found that the 97% retention rate was actually just a goal and the 9% was the highest they have ever achieved. They say they operate as a start up, but it is truly just highly dysfunctional. The very first day I walked into the office I could tell something was off and uncomfortable. I felt like I was walking on eggshells and no one was welcoming, except for the receptionist, who was released for no reason without warning as well. The people at the corporate office are good people, but many of them are early in their careers and just don’t know that the way this company operates and treats their employees is just flat out wrong. They lay off large amounts of people at any given moment, which is apparently just how they operate. I was not a poor performer either. No one is safe here and it doesn’t matter if you are successful or not. Even the person who left the positive review on Oct 23rd was laid off. In addition, I was promised a significantly higher income than the OTE they offered me during the interview process. If you are interviewing and are choosing not to believe these reviews, ask for a copy of and fully understand the pay plan prior to accepting any position. In addition, ask to see the stack ranking report, find out how many people are achieving the max payout and request to speak to a couple of them. They could care less about any of their employees and mess with people’s livelihoods. In addition, benefits are incredibly expensive and no 401K match.

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  8. Helpful (10)

    "Absolute Joke"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LotLinx full-time

    Pros

    Casual dress and likable employees

    Cons

    The CEO. He makes inexplicable, knee-jerk reactions that hurt employees. For instance: he removed all work from home ability (even though he himself is remote), he extends office hours because he doesn’t think employees are working hard enough, and lays off employees without telling their manager. Len has zero trust in his employees to the point where he would write canned emails for his client facing employees and mandate that he be copied on every email sent out. On top of that, he has issued a call quota of 60 calls per day for all AE's and AM's. Because of budget cuts, Len opted to remove IT, HR & training positions and has never replaced them which only adds to the chaos. Len has made the company a joke and nearly every employee is applying/interviewing elsewhere because they know that they could be fired at any time

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "Stay away to have a better career"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LotLinx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well, I have spent the last 30 minutes and gave it a hard thought. Never found any.

    Cons

    1. CEO: I have never met a person who always sets an example of how to not be a leader. I have worked there for over two years and I have always had bad experiences. The CEO and the company just exploits its employees. Nothing mentioned on the website are honored. Whenever he decides to cut the budget, they just lay off people though they have a lot of work to do. 2. 24X7 Work environment: They don't care about your personals. You are just expected to work over the weekends. 3. Poor Employee Retention: Employee retention is a big joke. The company has just seen some of the richest talents leaving and as said earlier, they are never replaced. 4. Salaries: For a company that is in Chicago Loop, this is a biggest comedy. Maybe the McD staff working on the same street might be paid higher. 5. Learning: Same like the startups where one person works on 40 different things though he isn't interested to do that. 6. Uncertainty: Today the entire office might receive an email from the CEO that you are the best employee they ever had and tomorrow you might be fired.

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  10. Helpful (12)

    "There's a reason this tech startup has an average review score of less than 3 stars. Stay away."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LotLinx full-time

    Pros

    My colleagues were good people and I enjoyed working with them. The dress was casual and we got catered lunch on Fridays. The product is somewhat unique in the industry so thus far there has not been direct competition in the product space.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? I've never seen a CEO who cares less about his employees than at LotLinx. People are discarded left and right as soon as they're deemed inconvenient, even in the short term. It's rare to find an employee who has been there for more than a year, and that's doubly true on the senior management side, because the CEO wants to do everything himself and looks for yes men. People who think independently are pushed out, often with their replacements being hired behind their backs. Concerns brought up to management are met with indifference at best and hostility at worst. Tone-deafness rings large -- concerns about the Chicago office closing were met with an email from the CEO trashing the city of Chicago. 60% of the sales team quit on the same day late last year. The company is small, so it's easy to get to know a large portion of the employee base. It's not an exaggeration to say that during my time at LotLinx I did not know a single person who was excited to work there. The most typical "water cooler" conversation being had was about how poorly the place was run and how crazy and dysfunctional leadership was. Employee belief in the product is mixed at best. That could seemingly be remedied with sales training, but that doesn't exist at LotLinx. The sole trainer left and was never replaced. Same with IT, and same with HR. This "tech startup" is being run on duct tape and Elmer's glue. That's normally fine and probably part of the startup game, but you'd think people would be excited to be part of that process. At LotLinx people just can't wait to get out from the mess.

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