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Talk Fusion Reviews

Updated August 30, 2017
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  1. "Growing new technologies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talk Fusion full-time

    Pros

    Ability to research and work on new technologies with an international user base.

    Cons

    Poor project planning and management

    Advice to Management

    Prototype and document goals before starting projects


  2. Helpful (3)

    "If you don't have thick skin, it's a very tough place to work as an employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries (above the normal rate in many positions), possible exotic company trips, beautiful office space. Founder and CEO, Bob Reina, has the biggest heart when it comes to animals. His dog, Bindi, roaming the office is a definite plus and a wonderful de-stressor. Fantastic, cutting-edge product. The company is very financially stable and debt-free. Great MLM opportunity for an Associate - instant pay for sales, etc.

    Cons

    Certain members of the management staff allow their personal life to influence their attitude toward others. Lots of yelling at (and sometimes demeaning) staff about what they may have done "wrong" or not to management's liking. It's a tough place to work if you take things personally.

    Sadly, there is very little recognition of what people are doing right. It is a very demanding work environment where employees are constantly expected to go above and beyond, yet management is almost always highly critical of their efforts. You are always expected to do more and good rarely seems to be good enough.

    Advice to Management

    "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar." Less criticism of employees and more accolades can lead to a happier staff, greater productivity, and less turnover. Curb the temper and personal histrionics. It is not the great place to work you may think and it has a bad reputation for abusing the staff and Associates. That is not a good thing!

    Be more cognizant of how you treat and speak to staff, as well as the Associates. People don't like to be yelled at. It scares them and doesn't motivate them. You can't threaten or frighten people into doing better!

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Awful, Oppressive Atmoshphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talk Fusion (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Your coworkers there are, generally, very nice and down-to-earth people. Incredibly productive office with opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Abysmal management. This was some of the hardest, most drama-ridden, stressful managers I ever worked for. Mood swings from day to day, constant chastisement to do better, even when you're slaving away on multiple projects for 40+ hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the difference between scathing empty criticism and constructive criticism that'll actually help your employees GROW. Don't call out/shame employees in front of others (especially those not even in their department).


  4. "Love my Job"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Brandon, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Brandon, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talk Fusion full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Even had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii!

    Cons

    Would like a little closer commute


  5. "Diverse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast Paced and Fun Environment

    Cons

    Do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you have been doing


  6. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Brandon, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. It was great to work for a company that gives back. It was not just a job, everyone really cared. Liked the teamwork amongst the group.

    Cons

    There were not any Cons


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Worst Place to Work Ever!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Talk Fusion full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was decent. Nothing else!

    Cons

    Abusive CEO. Poor management. Low morale. No work-life balance. Cult-like atmosphere. Ridiculously high turnover: about 14 employees quit or got fired in the short time I worked there. More than 90 people have quit or gotten fired from that company since 2007. You will hate your life. Dogs are more important than people. CEO is an arrogant and abusive misogynist.

    Advice to Management

    How about you stop treating your employees like garbage and start treating them like people?

  8. "Overall Great Company!"

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

    I have been working at Talk Fusion (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really like this company. Great Instant pay compensation plan.

    Cons

    I don't have anything to say.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Oppressive Management in an abusive atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Brandon, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Brandon, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Talk Fusion full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Accomplished and hard-working co-workers with thick skin. Don't expect to have time-off when you want it, but do expect to work overtime and weekends, although it might not be mentioned to you prior to joining.

    Cons

    Staff fear being reprimanded regularly for faux crises and surprise issues. Management's personal romantic relationship dramas are brought into the work environment. Although the messaging claims to offer that as an Associate you will enjoy freedom from working 40 hours, and live a luxury lifestyle while being your own boss -it is not a true. The CEO will insult you and yell at you to work harder, during weekly live broadcasts for those who achieve a Diamond rank or above. This is not a motivational call, but an opportunity for the CEO to vent his anger, it is a bashing session of mostly innocent bystanders.

    Advice to Management

    Professionally educate upper management about sexual harassment and employment law. Bring in certified expert training methodologies to implement processes; rather than continuing to wing-it and change the rules based on the mood or fear of condemnation from the CEO.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Worst place to work in Brandon"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is ok but not what it should be

    Cons

    Your life will be consumed


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