CITY MANAGER (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – February 8, 2015
When I was promoted to Market Leader, I knew nothing about this world. I was considered because of my love for film and passion for sharing it with others. These traits would naturally lead me to my video store venture, but that's a whole other story.
As Market Leader I was responsible for promoting select Landmark features, but more importantly I was responsible for establishing community roots for our venues. The River Oaks and Greenway Theatre hosted several events that tied us to our neighbors. The Annual Oscar Party, our inclusion in the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, our yearly Toys for Tots screening, etc. We strived to be part of the community anyway possible.
Account Executive/Sales (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – January 14, 2015
I have learned a ton, I had never worked a sales position before so when I got hired at Market Leader I was eager to learn new skills. About 4-5 months into my role Trulia took over the company which was exciting at first until the big layoff came. I was one of the few that survived, because management felt I had potential. There have been a lot of ups and downs in the past months and now Zillow is buying Trulia and we are all afraid for our jobs yet again since we have all already gone through a large layoff and most of the management looks unhappy and they are very vague about what to expect when people ask them questions. Overall though, I have learned so much and has been a great learning experience for me and I am very grateful for the many wonderful people I work with though.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – October 4, 2014
This position was at FootLocker Inc. A typical day here consisted of email and paperwork review, shipping and receiving stock, assisting customers, visual merchandising, safeguarding inventory, training associate, making daily deposits, assisting other managers in the district and opening and closing daily. I learned a lot here. This job requires more than the average person would think. The saying goes "If you can work at FootLocker, you can work anywhere." This holds true as a lot of the skills you learn translate in other employment. I typically got along with everyone in and out of my district. The hardest part of my job was working the long days practically everyday. You're looking at 12 to 13 hour days. The most enjoyable part of my job was the relationships that I made over the years. When I was employed there, it was really a family environment where I still have relationships with people there even after leaving. The management was okay, but, it seems as though when you reach the ranks of store manager, the buck stops and it becomes very political to move up from there.
National Account Manager (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – September 14, 2014
Great place to work until it grew to fast! SAAS company, Comprehensively manage clients through onboarding and retention phases of account management including consultative user training, configuration and optimizing of website, issue management & feature requests cataloging, billing management, advertising and campaign management including SEO and SEM and account growth opportunities established account managers, conversion of training material from text to computer interface • Host weekly trainings online averaging 30 plus agents per appointment and averaging 5-10 trainings per week • Advised on changes and trends in the Real Estate market place and the activities of competitors. • Worked with account administrators to configure their software, trained all involved users and provided ongoing support • Collaborated with our technology department on designing and writing our knowledge base center for customers and employees
monthly company activities, great people, amazing work life balance!
Account Executuve (Current Employee) – Bellevue Wa – January 26, 2014
There are great people that work here, let me start with something positive. However, the favoritism is off the charts and if you are not one of those people you are not going to make much more than your salary. The sales model is the worst I have ever seen for compensating the employees. When I accepted my offer, the compensation plan was great. It has since changed and is terrible. You are constantly being bombarded by emails ( up to 150 a day) about changes in this or that, and how the sales floor is not doing enough, you need to sell more or who just bombed there call observation. There is one Sales Director in particular that if you are not one of his "chosen ones" and you are not drinking his "kool aid" you are totally invisible. He is unbelievably rude and does not take the time to get to know your name. They expect you to make up to 100 calls a day, yet pack your schedule with sales meetings and trainings that keep you off the sales floor. I have never been in such an enviroment that pits account executives against each other, email after email of the chosen ones sales. They only get those because they are answering the call ins. They are not expected to dial out. To know that you are going to spend 40 hours a week dialing people that do NOT want to talk to you is hell... My resume is going out this week. If you want to spend your day dialing your life away - this is the company for you. If you want to leave with your dignity and self respect at the end of the day, do not apply.
Account Rep (Current Employee) – Seattle WA – March 31, 2013
Your typical day consists of at least 100 cold calls to real estate agents, a group that is particularly resistant to what you have to say. Don't worry about keeping track, the system monitors everything and management listens in just to be sure - and critiques your call style loudly and publicly, just to make sure your co-workers know all about it, too. In addition, a flood of emails hit your in-box every hour, broadcasting a dizzying assortment of sudden product changes, sudden program changes, berating the team for not selling enough, comparing your sales to everyone else's sales, tooting the horn for every sale, and on and on. Relentless pressure to sell, relentless pressure to rah rah the company, relentless pressure to pit you against your co-workers, relentless pressure to convice you to drink the kool-aid and be just as brain-washed. There's a real disconnect between what management says they are, ie., a visionary hi-tech company, and how they behave, ie., club swingers from the stone age.
favoritism, an insistence that this is just the way it's done
Social Media Coordinator (Current Employee) – Kirkland, WA – August 2, 2012
I work in the marketing department with some really great, fun people. I'm able to help a lot of the people in marketing and expand my knowledge and experience. This company also has a "fun committee" that plans in-work and out-of-work activities for co-workers to attend.