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  1. "Great Place for a First Job, but Don't Recommend Getting Comfortable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Campaign Manager in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Campaign Manager in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Personable staff who are easy to talk to and learn from
    - Many clients have work to do, so easy to take initiative and keep yourself busy when learning

    Cons

    - Questionable resource allocation decisions by management
    - Very top heavy, needs more entry level support for middle tier managers

    Advice to Management

    If you know the turnover rate is high in agencies, make sure to keep hiring so your middle tier managers don't get burned out


  2. "Only accept as your last choice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Benefits, medical benefits are provided free without an employee premium.
    -Smart people with various backgrounds.

    Cons

    -Pay is only competitive for senior positions. Senior is paid market or above, everyone else is paid significantly below market.
    -The former owner, whom is still the CEO acts like he's a billionaire. Completely disconnected from reality, treats everyone as commodities and not people. You would think the company consisted of thousands of employees; and not 100 as it truly is.
    -Complete lack of or poor severance pay. If they let you go they will leave you high and dry, from my experience and others.
    -Does not run like other agencies, if you get an offer from another agency take it and run far, far away.
    -Complete lack of any creative environment or personal freedom.

    Advice to Management

    They say the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Respect people, no matter their level and spend money to keep them happy. Very simple. Putting makeup on a pig can only last so long until the word is out, and the reputation sticks.


  3. "Formerly hungry, presently fed up"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WebMetro (California) full-time

    Pros

    Co-Workers were great to work with. Basic medical benefits were provided. Daily perks included free coffee and water.

    Cons

    If you want to be successful, grow, learn, inspire, and immerse yourself in digital marketing, I would really read the other reviews, check the ratings, and heavily consider if you want to work at WebMetro.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they'll take care of you.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great people but horrible senior management/ownership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is very well organized and advanced in the technology category, top notch assigned equipment to a large amount of in house tools, intelligent programmers. Overall the company is filled with a great set of people to work with, which are all very intelligent and hard working. Depending on position pay is far below market, but the benefits are very good in terms of insurance coverage, health benefits, etc.

    Cons

    Definitely the most boring marketing company you will ever work for. They love to bring in young talent to keep pay low but provide nothing that would make a person want to stay. Boring white walls, no snack machines, drinks or snacks. Just coffee and water which I guess would be exciting if you were 60 years old.. Would make most feel like they are working in a government office. No money for those sort of things although they always seem to have money to get the carpets cleaned. The 5-star review on here is most certainly a shill review by their marketing director or HR. At least write something with a bit of objectivity to make it half believable.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to run a company geared towards a young workforce dealing in a young industry, run it as such.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Family-Owned Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WebMetro (California) full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great starting place for entry-level employees. The offices are really nice, and if you needed equipment all you had to do was ask for it.

    Cons

    Management is made up of a single family even though everyone has a different last name. They have a way that things are done, and that is the only acceptable way to do things. Unfortunately, in the interview, they talk about innovation and bringing new life into the way they do things. It's a Trap! If you are good at following directions, this is the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire someone to do a job, let them do the job you hired them to. Or, be more honest in your hiring requirements.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Savvy marketers but incentives are lacking and compensation is not competitive."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SEO Analyst in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - SEO Analyst in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of in-house talent and savvy marketers. There is not a lot of micromanagement as long as you hit your deadlines.

    Cons

    Family is firmly in control of the company and are "untouchable". Management tends to hire outside for top level positions so upward mobility is limited. Compensation is far from competitive. The company is top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they will want to work hard for you!


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Good stepping stone but not a place to stay long term"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Very flexible with your schedule
    - Great place to learn SEM
    - Good benefits
    - Good location near 10 and 57 freeways

    Cons

    - HR department is nonexistent
    - Too many directors and managers
    - Low pay compared to the rest of the industry
    - Workload too high
    - Overblown job titles
    - High turnover


  9. Helpful (6)

    "A small-time family company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Excellent opportunities to learn
    -Razor sharp VP
    -A great place to get your start in Search Engine Marketing

    Cons

    -High stress with huge workload
    -Sometimes abusive/sometimes incompetent management
    -Leagues of pointless Directors and Senior Managers
    -Company is run by a family, and isn't all that professional

    Advice to Management

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  10. "Great place to start...not to stay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WebMetro (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great learning atmosphere, always something to learn or do.

    Cons

    no organization, sometimes the work can seem like overkill

    Advice to Management

    create a better internal structure that is logical and makes sense to everyone


  11. "Good Place to Learn the Trade"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Despite some of these negative reviews, I have had a positive experience working here. I had very little experience coming into this job so I am blessed to have the opportunity to learn from experts in this field and this opportunity has opened many doors for me with companies approaching me all the time to try to recruit me. WebMetro is one of the oldest digital agencies in the Los Angeles area so when companies do approach me they already know that this company is established and has solid talent.

    Cons

    Recent Acquisition has made some operations a little bit more difficult. High turnover rate translates to more work for loyal employees. If someone leaves, rather than hire someone new, management will try to stack more work on employees who are there, which leads to high burnout rate.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into your employees and listen to their needs


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