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Avvo Reviews

Updated 14 August 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance, the phone lines are open for the sales team from 6am to 6pm, so it really is fine for most lifestyles" (in 10 reviews)

  • "I have been with Avvo for almost two years and I will say without a shadow of doubt this is still a great company to work for" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "I would say the biggest con to the sales floor is" (in 7 reviews)

  • "No room for growth in this company in any way" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "The experience is amazing. The people are awesome and the managers want nothing more than for you to succeed."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avvo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great sales training & culture. Sales managers are very helpful and everyone is on the same page. I throughly enjoy going to work every day

    Cons

    401k match could be higher


  2. Helpful (2)

    "AE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avvo (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Probably will be acquired (since did) which would allow some restructuring... Needed to turnover/ revelating biz model & SWOT

    Cons

    Mehhh...
    -Some poor leadership in certain Sales roles (though looks like there is only one left)
    -Inability to be more data-focused on AM & in the sales cycle
    - Really if you haven't been there forever this is a quick stepping stone (at least in the sales team)

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. Helpful (9)

    "3.5 stars wasn't an option."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avvo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High earning potential, great benefits, flexible hours, good coworkers/culture.

    Cons

    Sales commissions are difficult to earn, make no mistake. The potential is there but you are cold calling leads that have been hit up once every 3 weeks for the last several years and you (probably) don' t have anything new to say. Sales is a numbers game BUT we burn through leads faster than we acquire them which is only going to make it all the more difficult going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of outbound calls. There was a time when this volume made sense when we were new, but that time is gone. We could probably be 90% as productive with half the phone calls, whether that's fewer AEs on the floor or just a lower dial requirement (or even a dial max). We're just annoying our customer base at this point.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Remote work, Flexible Schedule, Decent pay

    Cons

    Changing management, lost culture since acquisition


  5. "Interesting Start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avvo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    - Sales is really hard.... like really hard especially in this industry.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare your staff better...


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Overall good"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avvo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company culture, however I left right before Avvo was bought out, so I’m not sure if company culture will change. Anyways, while I was there the people I worked with made going to work fun! Also, pay was great!

    Cons

    Some sales people get away with things that they should be fired for. It’s obvious they aren’t fired because they are so good at their sales. A bit sketchy there...

    Some managers became managers because of the length of time they’ve been working for Avvo. This isn’t all bad, because some are definitely worthy of the position. But others were definitely unprofessional and shouldn’t have had leadership roles.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t be fake. Even with Mark gone, continue to keep the transparency with the other employees. If that changes, things will only get worse. Be stricter with who you allow as managers. Stop letting good sales people get away with doing dumb things.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "The ship is sinking...fast"

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

    Pros

    At this point? None. Looks like the company was sold for parts. Thanks Mark Britton. I feel bad for all the people that joined before the acquisition as they will never know what a good Avvo looked like.

    Cons

    Zero opportunity for growth. Fears of losing your job to someone in Malaysia is a great way to go about your workday.

    Advice to Management

    Since the acquisition the culture has spiraled. Everyone is jumping ship as fast as possible because there is no longer a positive incentive to stay.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avvo full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits
    Cold calling experience
    Lepen about the legal world and attorneys
    Great $

    Cons

    Micromanaged
    Not much room for growth
    Very toxic work environment
    Management need a lot of work

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and be more understanding that you force your representatives to call every attorney every 2-3 weeks and this product is not easy to sell because they feel suffocated and it effects your employees commission greatly. Stop writing up employees because you can't get your code of conduct straight.


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avvo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Looking out for employee advancement with leadership development and other training programs
    -Flexible working hours
    -Great benefits

    Cons

    -Lots of constant change from the top, made it harder to focus on what the goals were from the individual contributor level


  10. "Awesome opportunity for young employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avvo full-time

    Pros

    -High visibility in to company strategy
    -friendly executives

    Cons

    -Opportunities for entry level employees limited


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