Sr. Systems Administrator (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – January 25, 2016
20 hour days are the norm when working within the ForRent company. There is absolutely NO compensation, not even a thank you for all the overtime worked, but you are expected at your desk for your 8 hour shift. Managers and Supervisors have their favorites that are able to call their own hours and are left alone accordingly. Manager offer no direction for the employees, only ridicule. The "open door" policy that HR recommends is only the fast track to get an employee fired. This company does not recognize their employees hard work and going above and beyond. The only time you see the CEO is when he wants the employee to donate to United Way.
Casual attire, paid parking
Poor managment, non-existent CEO, long work hours, no appreciation
Internet Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – March 24, 2016
Measurable results for online advertisers. Daily effort and initiative toward acquiring new business opportunities for marine dealers including web site platforms; SEO; banner and classified advertising campaigns. The office environment was exciting and energetic, while focused on development and success exceeding sales goals. Management was anxious to assist and serve the team environment with group and one-on-one meetings and training. Coordinating sales presentations with the understanding that every "No" answer gets you closer to your next "Yes" was sometimes troubling. Yet with such a quality product and support, the "Yes" answer was that much more desirable.
Tremendous benefits package and an exciting work environment
Overall a decent place to work, and I'd recommend to a friend.
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – November 2, 2015
A lot of great people and a fun environment to work in if you consistently make your monthly sales goals. Great paid leave and benefits package. They offer numerous perks with a decent ability to move to other departments and/or advance.
While I was employed, there was a lot of turnaround, and at the same time, too many people who should have left or fired were allowed to stay longer than they should have been able to. At times, the sales goals were not reasonable with the products and territory we were given.
Management, listen to your sales staff more since they are the ones in the trenches and have a better understanding of what is going on with the team and with clients/products.
A lot of great people, a fun environment to work in if you consistently make your monthly sales goals, Great paid leave and benefits package, They offer numerous perks with a decent ability to move to other departments and/or advance.
There was a lot of turnaround, Many people who should have left or fired were allowed to stay longer, The sales goals were often not reasonable given the products/territory.
Ad Operations and Technology (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – January 2, 2016
Overall, Dominion Enterprises is improving and innovating at an amazing rate when you consider who thrifty and budget-conscience the culture has been. Due to how many subsidiaries the company has, to rate DE would be unfair as each one operates as its own entity.
One of their particular subsidiaries is either one of their biggest revenue earners or possibly the biggest revenue earner. They have been close to being profitable as a subsidiary many times. Considering the high turnover rates in some of their smaller departments, the amount of resources used for on-boarding, background checks, salaries, vacations, and miscellaneous, they are constantly plagued with perpetuating new hires.
DE has been improving its company culture after a poor review from a former employee and it's evident in that the company slowly moving away from its conservative views to a semi-liberal view. This is not saying that the individuals themselves have transitioned, but the overall company culture has been now made aware that they are moving to a more liberal company.
Overall, my time at this department provided some technical work but not nearly as much as I have been accustomed in previous experiences. With that being said, I neither have bad or good feelings toward DE as a whole.
Some holidays off
Heavy workload with little room for promotions due to the small department
My time working at Dominion has been nothing but enjoyable. I have been able to learn and adapt new computer based and customer service training in a hands on and fast paced working environment. Coworkers and management are genuinely friendly, and dedicated to the success of the clients as well as surrounding employees. Everyone here is consistently friendly, compassionate and willing to help whenever needed. Not at all the typical office environment.
Free Food, Kind Coworkers, Customer Service Appreciation Week
Product Develpment (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – February 14, 2015
This is a company that tries very hard. Unfortunately, the people that run the company from the top can't seem to get their front line management to actually listen to them. They set good standards, but middle management does not implement. No enforcement from the top.
Stingy and cheap: They put structures in place for advancement, but the old boys network at Employment Guide, For Rent, and Homes.com mean that you won't get anywhere unless you are out partying with the boys.
If you are a woman, forget it.
Managers are immature, advanced before they are ready, and poorly paid. The directors at the top create great management training programs, but don't enforce them and don't ask for refresher training.
Someone said "hostile environment" - yes, exactly.
hard to get fired. if you don't want to work hard and get bad pay, great place. decent home/work life balance
bad management, no respect for it staff, treat it like mushrooms (in the dark, covered in****)
Human Resources- Benefits (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – September 23, 2015
Wonderful people, great products and good benefits. They have too many overpaid middle managers in general but they are working on that as are many businesses. This is a constantly evolving business that greatest strength lies in the ability change course quickly and easily.
fun atmosphere, good people, always interesting
no salary increases, too many layers of managers and directors
Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – January 29, 2015
A typical day at work will be. I will come in and rearrange my desk and cubicle from the previous day. Sign into my computer and check my email and see if i have any meetings for that day, along with any callbacks to clients, executives, or businesses. Get my work order and then sign into automatic dialer system to take calls for conferences. I learned that the job is very detailed and precised, along with being very challenging and overwhelming at times. Management was well trained and very hands on at all times. My co-workers were very friendly and easy to get along with as well as very helpful at times during tender there. the hardest part of the job was the six week training process and probation period. the most enjoyable part of the job was working with all different types of ethnic groups, business, and geographic areas of the world, With different time zones.
Decent Place to Work but Low Salaries and Benefits
Marketing Solutions Account Manager (Current Employee) – Norfolk VA – January 19, 2015
Neither the wages or the benefits are competitive. It really is difficult getting the company to agree to hire more people so it is often a struggle having to do more work than is realistic. I would have to say that all of my direct managers have been wonderful even if upper management has unrealistic expectations.
Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – May 1, 2015
Good company to work for early out in your career, started as an intern and worked up to a full time position. A lot of face to face time with upper management as an unpaid position that really makes you feel like part of the team
Regional Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 2, 2015
A Regional Business Development Manager in the Georgia area focusing on generating and increasing sales opportunities, building an account base and retention. Focused on the hospitality industry with a suite of products such as Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Web Development Solutions, Reputation Management Solutions and Print Media.
I joined the company a year and seven months ago to gain knowledge of the products and how they can be used to support hotels with increasing revenue & occupancy. Renewals & retention are a key component to the job, and the most difficult part of the job is locating and keeping the customer engaged. The most enjoyable part of the job is the team spirit within the region. Everyone supports one another and making the job more productive as well as fun.
Two weeks vacation at start, Great Insurance, Home office
Advertising Consultant (Former Employee) – Wichita Falls, TX – November 11, 2015
I enjoyed working with such a great company, I was taught so much of the print industry, ad clicks key words and the importance of quality photo's to increase the traffic to your website and move the inventory quickly.