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Do yourself a favor and DON'T!
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXJuly 12, 2016
Unless you are truly desperate. Enjoy chaotic environments. Like to see your coworkers go in to a room and never come back like a holocaust "gas chamber" just look a little more. Base pay is decent but the sales cycle can take forrrevvvverrrrr...
Pros
Healthcare was great, free lunches, eventually your managers will release you out of your cage to get some sunlight and a potty break.
Cons
High turnover. Publicly humiliate people. No work life balance. Constant mass layoffs
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Clueless
Former employee (Former Employee) –  Woodland Hills, CAJuly 2, 2016
Company full of silos, mixed directions, stepping all over each other, too many tools and they're all broken, good thing they got sold.
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ReachLocal
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 18, 2016
ReachLocal is a great company to work for if your just starting in the marketing industry. They offer many digital services for the local business.
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Too much downsizing has led to incompetent staff
Maginalized Woman (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXFebruary 19, 2016
ReachLocal has done more for the unemployment line since 2013 then it has for its remaining employees. The only reason they have ads out to hire is because the last of the qualified, knowledgable folks are leaving in droves. This company has been massivley downsizing for years and has let go or lost its best people and ReachLocal just casually sat by and let them walk. Now, they have a largely green staff training an even greener staff. The results of this experiment are disasterous to anyone who has the unfortunate role of being the Admin of a department, an executive or the organization. It is impossible to do your job, provide due deligence, or make a company/department appear functional in an environment where everyone around you is too busy trying doing the job of three people (while not even getting credit for doing the job of one) that they can barely muster a postive human emotion. I strongly suggest to anyone thinking of taking a non-revenue generating position at this company to think twice about just how badly they need a job as you will not be respected or, in many cases, appreciated. If your career goals include being marginalized (especially as a woman- they even started a women's advancement "club" within the organization to mitigate some of this treatment), being treated as disposable and watching other people's souls (and likely your own) wither and die then you may have found the company for you. If you enjoy being surrounded by ego, narcissism and, likely, a few psychopaths (ReachLocal's hiring model seems to really fancy the behavior of psychopaths) you may  more... have found the organization for you to call home for a few years before they go completely belly up.  less
Pros
Gym, lots of distractions
Cons
misogyny, bumbling management, narcissists
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Fun Environment Great CoWorkers
Senior SEM Analyst (Current Employee) –  Shreveport, LAOctober 9, 2015
A typical day for me is working out of SalesForce. I managed a few clients who run a bunch of PPC campaigns. When they want to make a change or want me to investigate something they submit a ticket through SalesForce. My job is to help keep the clients happy, reach their goals, and retain clients.

The hardest part about my job is keeping up with technology. Online marketing is continuously changing and it's important to keep up with all the new trends.

The most enjoyable part about my job is working with my coworkers and clients. I love building work relations, it makes my job so much easier when you know what to aspect from someone and trust them.
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Great Company with Amazing Culture
Internet Marketing Consultant (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXSeptember 22, 2015
ReachLocal had a great culture with an amazing national sales team. They knew how to set up the top performers for success and keep them well compensated while employed there.

The management truly cared about each individuals success and did not hold back on helping them achieve it.
Pros
Great atmosphere, amazing pay
Cons
none
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Product Workplace with Great Co-Workers
Software Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaSeptember 22, 2015
ReachLocal has several in-house platforms that are very intricate making the learning experience a challenge. My co-workers and manager were friendly, helpful, and wonderful people. I assisted with a global migration to a new support team in India by writing knowledge based articles.
Pros
friendly environment
Cons
few opportunities for advancement
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Fun place, competitive
Corporate Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXSeptember 21, 2015
Sales recruiting nation wide. B2B sales professionals, SEM, SEO. Competitive atmosphere. Bonuses, and training, meeting candidates all face to face.
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Don't do it
Senior Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 1, 2015
This is old-scholl broiler room cold calling. If you enjoy long hours, no training and micromanagement down to how often you go to the bathroom, you'll love ReachLocal
Pros
they pay for your parking
Cons
See above
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Company trying to re-create itself
Regional Sales Director (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 1, 2015
ReachLocal was at one time the premier partner and reseller of Google adwords. They are currently undergoing a radical transformation. It was an enjoyable experience working for a company that had solid products and a vision for the future.
Pros
Great training, intranet, and sales resources.
Cons
Company was in chaos losing a high percentage of it's salesforce in reorganization.
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Company is trying to get it together - Previously had people focus - Seems to have lost it's focus
Account Executive / Digital Marketing Analyst (Current Employee) –  Plano, TXMay 18, 2015
Company is trying to get it together but is struggling. They are constantly changing redesigning it's business plan and focus. They are constantly shifting people into positions without determining if they are capable of performing the job.
Previously had a good work life balance and focused on it's employees bust seem to have lost that focus since the end of 2014.
In one word "Struggling"
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Marketing
Marketing (Former Employee) –  PlanoFebruary 14, 2015
Great need for leadership change in Marketing in Plano office.
No standard processes
Very high-school culture
Poor plannning
Fly by the seat of their pants,no defined plan
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Sales Executive
Internet Marketing Consultant-IMC (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 27, 2015
Executed new business by prospecting and introduced new products and innovative solutions to businesses through internet campaigns. Certified by Google to help customers understand ad-words and pay per click campaigns/sponsored links as well as online display advertising.
Pros
understanding new technology via internet advertising/search engines specialist
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Fun environment to work in. Great ongoing training too.
Inside Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXDecember 17, 2014
Good environment to work in. Great ongoing training. Good challenging environment.
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Bosses barely know what was occuring
Customer Advocate (Former Employee) –  Shreveport, LASeptember 19, 2014
The staff could be very high school when it comes to making and having friends. Some employees enjoyed verbally abusing others.
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2007-2010 was the best
imc (Current Employee) –  orange county caAugust 23, 2014
Started Great change in comp and management hurt customers
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Cold calling
Sr. Internet Marketing Consultant (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAAugust 14, 2014
Cold calling and new client acquisition based company.. Must be self motivated and high energy to accommodate the number of sales needed to have job security.
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Typical corporate office
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  CAAugust 7, 2014
Way too much emphasis placed on sales. Also, if you are married or have other obligations other than work, be prepared to put them aside for your job.

Working 16 hour days is the norm here.
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ReachLocal Inside Sales
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  dallas texasAugust 1, 2014
Typical day was what you made it. Lots of meetings and time off the phone yet, expected to hit daily metrics. Learned alot about online marketing. Management team was good, changed often, but didnt know how to manage their teams. Coworkers were great. Hardest part was closing deals for the entire floor. Most deals came from inbound leads.
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Lame Job Selling Adverrtising Programs that Don't Get Results
Internet Marketing Consultant (Former Employee) –  FloridaJune 18, 2014
Implemented a huge change in how sales reps were compensated. No longer paid on what you sold, now paid on campaign performance, which sales reps had no control over. Unstable environment, there is a new manager every couple months or no manager at all. No leadership. Leadership does not have any sales ability. Advertising campaigns did not perform the way it was sold, uncomfortable selling something I didn't believe in and having disappointed and frustrated customers.Senior reps stay because they live off of commissions from their renewals. No sales leads. Sales reps have to set up their own internet advertising campaigns, even though they have little to no knowledge about setting up a search engine marketing campaign. Intranet is not user friendly, and good luck getting someone to help you learn to use it. Management just assumes you know how and why to pull reports, and when they realize you don't they are confused and think you're stupid. Prospects did not respond well to ReachLocal as a company. Horrible compensation plan for new reps with no book of business. They do not give you any existing accounts, and when accounts do become available to are given to senior reps secretly.
Pros
average base salary, expenses paid, health benefits, ad tracking software (which works against you most of the time, but at least they have it), can sell nationwide (kinda), truly cannot think of anything else
Cons
disappointing compensation plan to say the least, underperforming advertising campaigns, sales reps are responsible for creating advertising campaigns, sales reps are responsible for constantly monitoring and changing the ad campaigns, you don't get paid for what you sell - but, on the performance of the ad campaign which is out of your control
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3.2
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