Yellow Pages Group

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Yellow Pages Group Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 106 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

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Julien Billot

(12 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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

    SEO Analyst (Former Employee) Glendale, CA

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

    ConsNot good feedback/training. Horrific communication. The culture is careless but I've heard it depends on which dept. you're in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Not invested in staff

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood people to work with

    Conshave 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 Senior ManagementNone.

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    QA for yellow pages

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work-life balance, good work environment.

    Consnot much advancement, too much routine and bureacracy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Graphic Artist Level III (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    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    - Software is out of date.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 Senior ManagementUpgrade the software for employees and try to make it less like a sweat factory and more like a design shop.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not so bad

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

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

    Conshigh 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 Senior Managementit is hard to go up the ladder

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Needs improvement in the structure

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Old Boys Club

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

    ProsGreat cafeteria and great people

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    On their last legs.

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

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementBe up front with people about the company's troubles.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    On the Decline

    Media Account Consultant (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros3 weeks vacation to start, flex hours, benefits start from first day, Brand Recognition

    ConsYPG products are hard to sell due to public perception that the product is going extinct. YPG seems incapable of executing their digital transformation due to countless fulfillment issues. Sales reps spend more time on "make work" projects & non revenue generating menial tasks than selling. The company treats employees all differently despite it being a unionized sales environment. Corporate values are a joke, specifically "open communication" & "respect". Each year staff is given less and less in terms of awards & recognition. Nobody is making the same amount they used to, unless you are the exiting CEO who got paid TEN MILLION dollars to leave despite running the company into near bankruptcy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave sales alone to sell! Making the sales reps do endless reports, paperwork, days and days of useless training, hours and hours of meetings is not helping to achieve sales targets. In case management hasn't noticed, very few are able to meet target. The ones that are probably are getting fed due to the favouritism that is so prevalent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    4 people found this helpful  

    Media Account Consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEarly on I had a ton to say! Culture, colleagues, training, technology and recognition, however, all of that has slid quite a bit.

    ConsThe income could be lucrative if you're willing to propose product and campaigns that have less than a 50% success rate and even smaller renewal rate... Between the company and union, some how , they have figured out a way to satisfy the average consultants income at the cost of dropping the top performing consultant's income... But don't worry, 90% of the sales force (which are average or less) are making more money than they were and can continue to just "get by" by renewing and moving revenue around... Bonus targets are unattainable even by their top performers and reflect nothing to do with the consultants "actual" revenue targets...

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring the caliber of expectations back up on recruitment; you shouldn't have to worry so much about the "average" consultant; all you've done is make it easier and less attractive for them to self-motivate and advance... Stop recruiting College and University graduates because they're hungry; recruit seasoned consultants with an attractive comp plan. Yellow Pages used to be "the" company to work for... As far as I'm concerned your telesales division is a call center high school atmosphere with a Director who's level of sexual harassment is unfathomable...

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