Yellow Pages Group Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Not Paid Fair Market Value For Skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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

  3. Low Pay

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Fun company, little room for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Hardwork, could be better pay

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    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 ManagementAdvice

    Better structure, better training for new employees, better pay

  7. Kind of like being back in highschool. Expect to make lots and lots of calls all day to random clients.

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

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

    Pros

    Commission,Training, Immediate Benefits, Vacation Days

    Cons

    Extremely pressured work unpaid overtime
    All day spent calling random leads who already said no
    Base salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop expecting employees to work forced overtime without being paid for it
    Raise base salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Media Account Consultant

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    Former Employee - Media Account Consultant in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Media Account Consultant in Scarborough, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, potential to make a lot of money. Prospecting for new clients was always the best way to make money. MAC has more control over what types of accounts they receive.

    Cons

    Training is more about training how to sell, instead of product. If you are a true sales person, all you need to know is ok, what is the product. I can sell it. Office culture is more like a high school environment. If you are in the "in" crowd, you will do well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to upper management would be to keep the incentives. I have heard the union did not negotiate a great contract last time, so it is really the best way to make reps sell non advertisers more often. Also, when the next contract is discussed, this should be adjusted. Reps want money, and its so much harder than ever before to make money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    in transition

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    Former Contractor - Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - new fresh resources recently hiring are good
    - company in transition (try to find new business / roadmap vs the old fashion business model)

    Cons

    - still a lots of old systems
    - some old management methods

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand better the communication flow inside the company : a lot of efficiency can be done

  10. Was offered a job despite the fact that it was not what i learned in college

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    Current Employee - Data Content Manager, Personal Assistant to the MD in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Data Content Manager, Personal Assistant to the MD in Nairobi (Kenya)

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

    Pros

    I get to learn new experiences daily

    Cons

    No rapport between the employers and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time time to listen to the employees, motivate them and commend them on their work, do not just be focussing on the negative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. High Paced Environment. Buckle your seat belt

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

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, all looking to re-invent the company in a digital era

    Cons

    Micro managed to death. Employees are not empowered to act

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your talented sales force to build the relationship and close the deal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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