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Updated 16 Oct 2019

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Catherine McGarry
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working with the Localearch team has provided me with not only unlimited income, but it has also provided a flexible work life balance(in 5 reviews)

  • "1 digital marketing service in Australia(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Every business has to evolve, especially one moving from traditional to digital marketing(in 3 reviews)

  • "The level of nepotism is at a high level, additional to this some are purely employed for their ability to say(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Do your research before working here"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Localsearch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy access to the Robina Town Center shops.

    Cons

    Local Search, Formally Local Directories, Formally PDC (do a google search for Project Wickenby) Is a company to avoid if you can at all help it. Though it is a legitimate directory publisher similar to the Telstra owned Sensis and it was once a cash cow for its owners, it now struggling to be relevant in the digital age. Sales staff are basically commission only sales reps, that if they were not selling advertising would be selling spoons, toasters, cars, air conditioning, anything really. None of them have any real knowledge of online marketing. Most of the managers are self-serving long-term staff who got their role though their ability to say yes to literally anything and I mean anything. They also have zero leadership training and skills. The business has very little integrity, pays below industry standard wages and has zero regard for Australia Employment law. If they want to get rid of someone they just do and worry about the consequences later. Non-genuine redundancies and unlawful sackings are common. The company has a historical litany of scandals including ATO tax fraud. Serious driving offences by one of the owners as well as stealing the intellectual property of Sensis (blatantly copying the listing of their competitor) Their offices were raided by the Federal Police in 2003 and two of the directors have served prison sentences. Once this review goes up they will in short notice write a number of fake positive reviews to counter any negative ones. They really are that shameless. Due to their inability to react to market and technology change I suspect the company is dying a death by 1000 cuts and I would imagine it will eventually be dissolved or divested. No one uses phone books any more, their books are getting smaller and smaller. No one needs overpriced underperforming online advertising with an online directory service. Any small business should have its own website and Facebook pages are free and one of the best means of driving business to your enterprise. There are some good people that work at local search, also and it may be ok to work there for a short-term income situation until you find something decent. Otherwise I would avoid.

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    Localsearch2019-10-16

    Localsearch Response

    October 22, 2019Director of Sales and Marketing

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts, however it's unclear to us by your review which specific aspects of our business you would be happy to see us improve. We noticed you've made mention of the previous brand names we've traded as throughout our successful 26 year legacy servicing Australian small businesses through both traditional and digital media, but are struggling to understand why the evolution of our business over two and half decades has been cited by you as a negative. Feel free to send me a personal email if you wish to provide additional feedback. Thank you! Derek @ Localsearch derek.rowe@localsearch.com.au

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    "Avoid, don’t let the “reviews” here fool you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robina
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Localsearch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people (and by people I mean the do’ers) and location.

    Cons

    Unethical is a strong word that comes to mind when thinking about Localsearch, these behaviours are demonstrated from the highest levels. The owners of this company have a lack of vision and strategy, this company made millions off the back of a successful printed directory in regional areas and unfortunately they have no idea how to make their product work in a digital age. They consider employees as disposable, the last couple of years has seen large redundancies. Redundancies are completed on a whim, and I would question if some of these have been legal. Investment in their HO staff is minimal, with administrators being constantly overwhelmed with the levels of work. However, they are not adequately supported or trained in digital and new technologies, they should not be advising local businesses of digital strategy. Sales staff are selling web packages that can’t be fulfilled, leading to contract cancellations that happen pretty quickly after customers see the website designs and development are cookie cutter. Tech development has been outsourced to Manila, with very little customer web development happening in Australia. It’s only a matter of time til the rest of HO functions are. Some the members of the senior management team are purely self-serving, and I would suggest completely unqualified for the positions they hold. Extreme lack of professionalism, towards their people and customers. The level of nepotism is at a high level, additional to this some are purely employed for their ability to say “yes”.

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    Localsearch2019-05-17

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