The company overall is good but needs better management to stick around rather than jimp to the next best thing. The benefits are amazing and they offer FSA whichnis great. Goals are sometimes unrealistic so I recommend reviewing that.
Ability to work remotely and independently
Unrealistic goals and Commission structure needs work
Telemarketer (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 1, 2018
This job was a waste of time. My first day the other girls told me not to put all my eggs into one basket with this job. I wanted to look for another job but I kinda wanted to stay. They give you list with at least 30 people to call. I called over 100 people a day. Half didn’t answer. Some told me that the company was a scam & hung up on me, others didn’t feel comfortable giving their cc info over the phone, can you blame them. I was on the way to work and they called me to say “corporate emailed them to let me go” it’s NOT my fault if people don’t answer the dang phone. Oh well I found a better opportunity anyway. DONT WORK HERE & DEFINITELY DONT PLAN ON STAYING. Use it as something until you can do better. Btw the customers that didn’t want to renew they had us tell them that we’ll “update them in the system “ ALL LIES we had no computers only phone & paper
Cleaner (Former Employee) – League City, TX – May 25, 2018
They promise you 10 a hr what they don't say is that you are paid minimum wage in between houses. Your basically only paid like 20 a house and you work like a slave for so little. They take a ton out of your first paycheck and the trainers are all fat and lazy and get over on the trainees by making them do all the hard stuff.
Driver (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – May 22, 2017
I wanted to grow with the company but they downsized within months of my onboarding. I was a driver for this company. The only issue I had was our trucks were very outdated and did not have A/C. For someone in Houston employed in the Summer months this was much needed.
Although the managers and coworkers are a wonderful blend here, the work can be mind-numbing. Too often, your writing ability will be used to truncate the most simple of ideas, and rude customers can be a bane on those not used to being able to do anything except agree and work diligently to make them happy.
CLASSIFIED AD REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – May 23, 2016
If The Greensheet had competitive pay and/or room to grow I would have never left. I still remain close to many from the Greensheet family. I would even consider going back should any of the above change.
Great environment, benefits, and people.
Caps on commission, too many changes in job description.
Before the internet things used to be great. We made lots of money. Then people wanted something cheaper and better. Everyone noticed except the owners. Then came lay offs and insurance going through the roof. They act like its our fault they are losing so much money. We haven't got raises in years. Managers watching down your neck. People don't want to pay so much so the paper gets smaller all the time. Don't know how long it will last. Good people leave and the rest of us are stuck here. we train new sales people then they are gone. Why?Nobody wants to be fired next for saying anything. We are too stressed and afraid.
Security keeps the homeless out and watches our cars
Media and Strategy Consultant (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 5, 2015
No one uses the Greensheet enough to justify their prices. It use to be a great product, but now it is a waste of money. Work there is ok if you like sales but there are a lot of objections to overcome everyday.
A typical day at The Greensheet consists of a very laid back atmosphere with comical co-workers. I learned to build Newspaper Ads through Xpance & took Lynda.com online Designer courses. Their management gives employees the freedom to make their own mature work decisions. The Hardest but a fun part about the job is developing Speed to make sure & meet daily deadlines. The most enjoyable part of the day is getting to work on Print Jobs for individual clients.
The Greensheet was a fun place to work, unfortuantly the management team was inconstistant.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 5, 2014
A day at the Greensheet started with breakfast with really cool co-workers, we would speak of how our evenings went, what funny customers we encountered the day before and what customers we would attempt to reach throughout the day. The hardest part of our days would be dealing with difficult customers, which sometimes would also be the funniest part of the day. What the Greensheet taught me was to be patient with people because you never know what an person is dealing with emotionally.
Joking with others, to make the time past, talking to different people daily
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 15, 2014
I loved being able to greet the customers that came in and put a smile on peoples faces. I learned to be fast, accurate, and dependable to my co-workers for I was a floater and covered many positions in a day.