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LiveOps Reviews

Updated 14 February, 2015
Updated 14 February, 2015
42 Reviews
3.0
42 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work from home -- no commuting or having to shop for clothes for your work attire (in 61 reviews)

  • The ability to have a flexible schedule and to work remote are a huge plus when you have a family at home (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Otherwise you will suffer by getting very low call volume and make very little money (in 16 reviews)

  • Things are extremely fast paced because of that it can be hard to get that work/life balance that people need to be successful (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not what I expected!

    Current Employee - Direct Response Agent
    Current Employee - Direct Response Agent

    I have been working at LiveOps

    Pros

    Make one schedule. You can see the amount of money you earn for the day after each call. I really enjoy handling inbound call.

    Cons

    The call volume will definitely fluctuate constantly. When you're paid per talk- time minute you have no idea how long you have to work to earn the amount you need to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay and stop over hiring agents.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed, but struggling to make it work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Chesapeake, VA (US)
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Chesapeake, VA (US)

    I have been working at LiveOps as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Choose your own hours and choose the type of calls you want to support.

    Cons

    The company does not provide technical support.
    Independent agents have to rely on advice from other independent agents advice that is loaded into a help data bank called Athena.
    The company's servers must be getting old, can't verify this because it is very difficult to speak with anyone with knowledge of the servers and the configuration requirements.
    The company utilizes Java in their My Schedule application in order to post the hours that you are available to work. I have been trying to for over a week to get this program to work and have had no luck. I downloaded multiple sets of instructions and carefully went through all of them and still could not resolve the communications error.
    The company advises agents to load a previous version of Java that is not longer supported to align with their servers. This puts a lot of risk on the independent agent. The risk is based upon Java being utilized by hackers to gain access to systems. A known security risk with older versions of Java is the POODLE virus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide IT support. I venture to guess that the majority of people that choose to be independent agents for LiveOps do not have deep pockets that allow them to hire IT professionals that can troubleshoot Java issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good work-at-home company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LiveOps

    Pros

    New avenues of communication have opened up, which makes it easier to get answers for your home business.

    Cons

    Communication with the company could continue to use improving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small call volume but great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at LiveOps as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    They did everything they promised to do. Management is there when you need them and leaves you alone when you don't. There are multiple opportunities within the company, especially if you have an insurance license.

    Cons

    The call volume is not as good as advertised. Even in the best of times you only get about fifty percent of your time actually paid for due to low call volume. Callers can be rude so be prepared for that aspect of the job. Insurance "sales" is often taking people's information from sweepstakes calls.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of turmoil/Metrics unclear

    Former Employee - Independent Agent
    Former Employee - Independent Agent

    I worked at LiveOps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Until I was unfairly terminated, I loved working with LiveOps, even with all the problems (and there are many!). I was grateful to be home and grateful to be paid in a fairly decent manner. If the router is benign, I could make $22/hour. I did not have too many bad days at the LiveOps. Pay was always on time and for me always rising. Advice: Work hard and express no opinions. Be mindful of the contract. No matter what they tell u in a PB (their email) from Community Services, your default action should be "does this follow the contract" and/or "does this follow my good conscience".

    Cons

    Support can be sporadic. Sometimes support is great and beneficial and at other times it is bad. So bad that it can cost you the contract. The new metric system that they have going is not the greatest. At least, they've not explained it well enough so that ic's do not make errors implementing same. U could go for months making a mistake and get no meaningful feedback about the mistake or letting u know that u were making the at all. In my case, this created a false sense of security in terms of what I was doing to keep up with the new metrics. Under the new metrics, it counts against u when somebody calls in for information and u don't convert the call into a sale. This was fine under the old metrics as it did not affect u'r performance overall and u had up to 30 minutes to convert the call to a sale without getting a Compliance Event (demerit). Under the new metrics, forget about it. If a product came in with enough callers asking to pay just $14.95 for it and no more, u were in trouble if that informercial was being routed to your business line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the old metrics, or do not penalize agents for trying to follow the new ones. The effect of the new metrics is that callers are being rushed off and invariably this does not bode well for our less adept citizens. The agents are put in a hard place because they have to mindful of the new metrics and their contract at the same time. It is a very sad change these new metrics. Still I have to say that I had a good run. I am sorry I fell in the trap of following the new metrics and not being myself and not worry about the metrics at all. If anything, training on this issue would be helpful so that the agents can know the boundaries.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Agent
    Former Employee - Independent Agent

    I worked at LiveOps (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's work from home, so you don't have to worry about spending gas money or traffic. You can manage your own schedule and decide when to work. Payout is very simple.

    Cons

    The work gets extremely annoying and mind-numbing very quickly. Call volume is not always consistent, and pay was done $0.25 per talk minute when I worked so pay can fluctuate and not always be reliable. Customers can get irritated with the call script and up sells very easily. There are several up sells you HAVE to offer. Your call can be audited and failure to offer them can end your contract. The scripts are not always complete with information. You can be asked questions that are reasonable but you literally don't have the answer to which can further put the caller in a bad mood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow reinstatement for terminated contracts.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Team Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at LiveOps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Team work,Flexible work hours, WFH culture.

    Cons

    Changed tech direction too often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focus !!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked 3 years in Pizza Hut Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Agent
    Former Employee - Independent Agent

    I worked at LiveOps part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Training for my position was straightforward
    -Scheduling your own hours was great for a college schedule

    Cons

    -Company consistently changed the way sales metrics were measured (often with negative side-effects)
    -->For example, I was a 5 star agent until they changed the system the last time, and I become a 2 star agent. I could not recover my stats enough because they made all the metrics count from the start of your time with LiveOps which is ridiculous
    -If you had to transfer a call (like you were told to do in many cases), it was counted against your stats. You were basically penalized for doing the right thing.
    -Compensation was decent, but the variability of sales really made it unreliable as a sustainable job. Hourly or salary positions are so much better than this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a better way to track agent metrics. The current system made me leave, and I don't ever plan on coming back.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, great culture, uncertain about their future.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LiveOps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people and great culture! small enough that you get to know everyone in the company if you want. Real team spirit at work. Things are extremely fast paced.

    Cons

    Things are extremely fast paced because of that it can be hard to get that work/life balance that people need to be successful. Unfortunately there poor communication throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your employees to have a work/life balance.
    Create transparency in your communication with all of your employees.
    Find strong leaders that can move the company forward while growing revenue and retain quality employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Independent Agent - Insurance Agent- Independent Contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Insurance Agent in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Licensed Insurance Agent in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at LiveOps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Living in an area that has tough winters, working at home is priceless. Grabbing a cup of coffee and going to work while others are outside scraping off windshields is very rewarding, not to mention more lucrative. Setting hours as an independent contractor allows flexibility otherwise not available in the corporate job market. Be your own boss and set the bar as high as you'd like!

    Cons

    Too many to count and would be happy to share if the opportunity ever presents itself and the management staff really comes across in a way that makes me think they really want to know, rather than just listening to pacify.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an agent who is working very hard to be a success with Liveops, you simply cannot deny human beings the right to a vacation, time off due to a death in their family or a medical leave. And to have any sort of penalty associated with those times is really stretching the boundary line of the independent contractor/company contract. While you cannot dictate hours worked, you also should not be afforded a way around it either. To me, the metric system is nothing more than a way of dictating time worked without actually coming right out and doing it. It's a fine line and one that is being stretched further and further. Also, because the "metric rules" have been determined and communicated, they haven't always been in place and to give some agents a line back and deny others is a bad managerial call.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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