Yellow Pages Group Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Julien Billot
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance - no pressure to take the job home, very flexible schedules (in 7 reviews)

  • Great cafeteria and great people (in 9 reviews)

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

  • You'll spend long hours in the office while management will spend their days in meetings, without providing enough support and feedback to employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Heavy Print Production Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed, Friendly Workplace Casual Dress Flex Time Available Ability to Move Between Departments Ability to Work on Special Projects Occasionally

    Cons

    Occasional Overtime to Manage Queues (Usually 4 Per Week) Declining Print Profits, Increasing Digital Presence for YP U.S. Employees Receive Fewer Holidays (9) Than Canadian Counterparts (12) Little to No Raise Depending On Production Numbers Outdated Design Programs (CS4 Suite)

    Advice to Management

    Several employees don't feel it'd matter to give feedback. Management gives the impression that they are concerned, but I haven't seen much in the way of change during my time there. Hire more employees instead of relying on current employees to work 2 straight months of overtime. It wears on the work/home life balance.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Not Paid Fair Market Value For Skills

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time

    Pros

    The flexible start schedule and sick time policy is very generous. My direct manager actually cares about the success of the department and will help you write your own ticket for success.

    Cons

    Pay is not fair market wage for copywriters. We are paid roughly 8-10K less than entry level copywriters within the same market. There are several writers on staff who come with a fair amount of experience and should be compensated fairly.

    Advice to Management

    It seems that upper management view "writing" as a single skill - It is not. Clerking an ad and writing a 50 page website require difference levels of skill and should be treated as such. There should be some sort of leveling system within CW. Allowing some sort of interaction between our Canadian counterparts. It seems that we are being kept from one another and I don't quite understand why that is? Sure we have this snazzy tool called Evolution where we can feasibly speak to one another. However, an introduction would be nice. The "parties" and the "promotional swag" - As nice as they are I've been around long enough not be impressed with things. I would rather see the effort and the expense being put into training or improving our systems. I feel like I'm being placated. Allow for CW to hold MCA's accountable for the information they present.


  3. ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    decent benefits, great work environment

    Cons

    below average pay, mediocre training


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Low Pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vacation and personal time is good. Sick time is excellent. It's not limited to 5 days per year which is very helpful if you have a chronic illness.

    Cons

    My department requires a college degree but pay isn't commensurate for a college graduate. Not much opportunity for advancement. Training is inconsistent. Environment and expectations are of an assembly line. Emphasis is focused more on numbers than on quality. I never thought I would have a job with a production quota.

    Advice to Management

    Show the employees who consistently complete efficient quality work they are appreciated, give them raises. When new employees are hired at a higher standard starting pay; make sure that existing employees' pay is not less than the new standard.


  6. Fun company, little room for advancement

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun, 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

    Cons

    The 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.


  7. Hardwork, could be better pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Builder in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Web Builder in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low pay Hard work Lack of structure Out of date software

    Advice to Management

    Better structure, better training for new employees, better pay


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great work environment, good business strategy, opportunity for a long term career!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic people! Flexible schedules, great benefits! Competitive salaries, top of the line technology & systems.

    Cons

    Regional offices working in silos vs head office. Management preaches about core values but fails to demonstrate it themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Stop asking for feedback & then do nothing. Stop micromanaging & leading by intimidation.


  9. Great challenges and digital products, poor management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great digital products with a lot of market potential, served by very skilled technical people. Long term strategy looks very promising. Great benefits, nice offices, nice people.

    Cons

    Product managements and marketing looks sometime prehistoric. They don't crunch numbers, drop ideas with no idea of ROI, trending techs and technical feasibility. Centralized management and siloing tendency hurt a lot and demotivate (in all domains). Micro management attempts are sometimes crazy. With a bit of unnecessary aggressive behavior practice.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire big tech and digital products experts, listen to them and let them make the job. Stop to micro manage. Top management should thinks more about long term and high level view and less about putting their unskilled hand in everything.


  10. What Could Have Been....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The amount of money you could make sounds good in theory ..................................................................................................

    Cons

    Not realistic for a lot of people ............................................................................................................................................................


  11. Media Account Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ON Ontario in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - ON Ontario in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for when you are just out of college or university. Good training, flexible hours. Try it to get some work experience.

    Cons

    Everything takes too long, especially client reassignment. Base salary for Media Account Consultants is too low around 33000 annually. Not the best place for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Increase base salary



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