Yellow Pages Group Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
111 Reviews

3.0
111 Reviews
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Julien Billot
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance - no pressure to take the job home, very flexible schedules (in 5 reviews)

  • Some great people with great industry knowledge (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • It is terrible for work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • upper management is not pro-active, they react when its too late & constantly trying to catch up (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Temp work is poo, bad management - but great snacks!

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    Former Employee - SEO Analyst  in  Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - SEO Analyst in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Junk food stock pile, name brand, not badly micro-managed.

    Cons

    Not good feedback/training. Horrific communication. The culture is careless but I've heard it depends on which dept. you're in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not invested in staff

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    have to kiss up in a major way to get anywhere no matter what your numbers
    not invested in staff. They cut wages and re-worked the commission plan promising that it wouldn't change the way you were paid. Who can believe that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

  3.  

    QA for yellow pages

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good work environment.

    Cons

    not much advancement, too much routine and bureacracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good design work if you don't have a degree!

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    Former Employee - Graphic Artist Level III  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist Level III in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - They hire people with just high school diplomas.
    - Nice office environment.
    - Good relationships with managers.
    - Offer courses for advancing skills and experience.

    Cons

    - Salary is terrible.
    - Degrees are not appreciated.
    - Turnover is very common.
    - Software is out of date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade the software for employees and try to make it less like a sweat factory and more like a design shop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing people, terrible solutions

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    Former Employee - Media Account Consultant  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Media Account Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people and office culture.

    Cons

    As others have commented, there are too many to list. The primary one is the awful implementation of so-called solutions. Too much focus is on selling vs delivering on what is promised, usually customers are screwed and it is left to sales to spin it and save accounts. They are trying to become a digital company but seemingly are oblivious to the faster and cheaper solutions from the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve implementation and processes; too much non-fulfillment and wasted time for every department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people; not so great prospects.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of young, knowledgeable, and bright people makes for a laid-back corporate culture that still gets things done.

    Cons

    The company is simply unable to compete effectively in the online space considering their major adversaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try even harder to get more young and innovative souls in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    not so bad

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    there is a work-life balance, compensation are good (if you negotiate well) , employees are pretty nice working with them

    Cons

    high management are poor, it is not easy to be a director one day in this company, politics play a crucial role in your promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is hard to go up the ladder

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs improvement in the structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits... everything else is not.

    Cons

    There's some great people there, but the company needs to realize that there are many internal challenges that need to be resolved to improve the work environment. The company is always putting their people in "reactive" mode instead of working in "proactive" mode.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak to the do-ers to get the real story of what's happening on the floor!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Old Boys Club

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    Former Employee - Media Account Consultant  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Media Account Consultant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great cafeteria and great people

    Cons

    Pretty much everything. It's like being back in high school

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    On their last legs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Young, driven, and fun to work with.

    Cons

    The company's attempts to save itself will ultimately fail. Many lay offs have occurred in the last couple of years and compensation is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be up front with people about the company's troubles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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