Yellow Pages Group

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Yellow Pages Group Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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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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    Fun company, little room for advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun, young culture - bake sales, major sporting events (Olympics) on office TVs, etc.
    Great work-life balance - no pressure to take the job home, very flexible schedules

    ConsThe company will allow you to move between departments, but aside from "Senior" positions (relatively same job, minor pay increase), there is very little room to move up in this company. The pay scale is minimal at best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hardwork, could be better pay

    Web Builder (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsNice management
    Nice staff
    Good location
    Help co-workers
    Good work environment

    ConsLow pay
    Hard work
    Lack of structure
    Out of date software

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter structure, better training for new employees, better pay

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    Media Account Consultant

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

    ProsPay includes base and commission, good co-workers, opportunity for advancement, benefits, car allowance, home office, good work life balance during slow times, ongoing training, adapts to new technology

    ConsPosition is become much more micromanaged, activity based reporting, long hours, a lot of clerical work vs time working on sales, print industry is on decline

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Seen better days

    Media Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing people to work with they really try to make things better.

    Constoo many to list .

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

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    Great company, bad product

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

    ProsCompensation, work-life balance, company culture, location. The company pays more than almost any comparable businesses in the industry and the benefits are some of the best I've ever seen

    ConsMany of the 'products' sold by YPG are outdated garbage being sold by people who have no understanding of modern advertising. Salespeople regularly overpromise, leading to a lot of underdelivering, client credits, and cancellations. You will find yourself pulling your hair out attempting to get anything done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the products and you will significantly improve retention.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best training

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

    ProsYellow pages has one of the best training programs in any industry. They make sure you are able communicate the value of their product but better yet give you the tools to do this for any industry or product.

    Consyour job description is always changing as is your compensation , changing quotas , changing customer base

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    A very good experience overall

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    ProsYour coworkers become like family

    ConsAbility to move around within the company, but not up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize the skill in front of you. Don't be afraid to share projects with those beneath you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Use to be a great place to work.

    Media Account Consultant (Current Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    ProsYou can make a lot of money in sales.

    ConsManagement isn't what it use to be they take very little to no accountability. Get ready to spend 60% of your time doing admin work and 40% selling. As a sales person all you can do is sell and it should be up to company to make good on the product which doesn't seem to be the case. Many of the products do not work or are not properly executed which leaves a bad taste in the customers mouth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are a sales manager you should know how to sell and coach people how to become better. If your employees are struggling because products don't work then this should be taken into consideration of overall results and moral.

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

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    The money was/is? good if you work hard

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    Pros- Good compensation plan if you hit your targets
    - Brand recognized
    - Good sales training program

    Cons- Extremely poor management
    - Business in decline
    - Management in denial of changes in the industry
    - Archaic business processes
    - Completely different cultures between the different departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementYelp.com

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If management was more organized, staff would be happier.

    Customer Service (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsWage/benefits are good. Location is convenient and hours are great. No weekends!

    ConsCommunication is not great. You have to suck up to management to be favoured. You are looked down upon if you are ill. Most of the time we feels like robots. Always feeling rushed. It used to be a company people seemed excited to work for now it seems like it is a company that people are working for just to get by. It has changed drastically within the last 3 years and I do not mean for the good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInteract more with one another. Communicate better, have the same rules and regulations for all staff members. Stop favouring certain people. Have more staff meetings. Treat your employees the same. Have set rules and each manager has to follow them. Be more available to your staff.

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

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