Yellow Pages Group Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Julien Billot
9 Ratings

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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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    Outdated Design Programs (CS4 Suite)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

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

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group

    Pros

    decent benefits, great work environment

    Cons

    below average pay, mediocre training


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Low Pay

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

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

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

    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

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

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. Media Account Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ON Ontario in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - ON Ontario in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  9. YP review

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

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging environment , people are fun to work with

    Cons

    No real guidelines or standards, every teams are on their own to decide what's best which bring a lot of challenge daily


  10. Good money, bad management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Account Consultant in Verdun, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Media Account Consultant in Verdun, QC (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Even the laziest sales rep can make $60k a year here.
    No cold calling, super easy to get appointments

    Cons

    How does a company with over 1000 sales reps that bring in on average $1million in sales year over year blow it all and go into debt?
    Bad management has lead this company down the drain

    Advice to Management

    stop feeding the strong, they already have too much help. Feed the new so you can build up your sales force.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Alright company, but going down the drain

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

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    YPG seems to care about its staff to an extent. There are some leaders and managers who are very passionate about what they do, and you can tell they try their best to make YPG a good place to work.

    Cons

    It's obvious that YPG is past its heyday, and everything might be downhill from here. Layoffs, benefits removed, etc. Might be a good short-term solution but I wouldn't be banking on a decades long career.



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