Yellow Pages Group Reviews

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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. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    No comment. Great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  2. Legal Counsel

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team. Great responsibilities. Challenging opportunity.

    Cons

    Company which is in disruptive business and faces a few challenges.


  3. MAC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing, Lots to learn and great management.

    Cons

    not so much to worry about


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  5. Awesome!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many work from home sales & management positions, solid expense reimbursement, company IPhone, Tons of training (including a 5 week new-hire training) very competitive compensation, great people, above average vacation time (starts at 3 weeks), above average benefits, company contributes 5% to RRSP. New CEO and new company mission is focused on creating a better client experience.

    Cons

    Union environment... even in sales department. The company is going through a difficult transition where there is constant change of systems & products / services.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the customer and change the perception of the company.


  6. I enjoy working at YPG.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time

    Pros

    Company quick to adapt to changing market place.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything I don't like.


  7. Media Account Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Account Consultant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Media Account Consultant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly and you have competent managers to guide you in the right direction. You start with a lower base salary, but after training you're given commission right away (after first month you don't sell anything you're on a deficit) to work for your money. It's hard work in the beginning but like in any sales / business development role, you build your sales forecast and the money will come. Sell small packages and you will still make lots of money.

    Cons

    You can spend time working on clients that will will never buy any advertising. You need to manage expectations for you and your customers.

    Advice to Management

    Make better decisions on guiding the business in the right direction.


  8. Yellow Pages, one of the better companies to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Media Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - New Media Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent basic wages, great bonus / (realistic targets, most of the time). Genuine uncapped bonus. You have full internet access and as long as you are doing your job and trying hard, you are generally left alone to get on with it. If you respect your boss, they respect you back & actually take onboard feedback. There are no official breaks, other than lunch hour, however you are allowed to take a short break when you need one, and as long as its not too often, for too long, then its fine.

    Cons

    Selling products you know aren't fully developed yet / will get better in the near future. Dealing with being a 'cold caller' to businesses. Staying later to hit target when its counter productive as you are too tired to do your job properly when its past home-time. Work/life balance isn't great. You earn a ton of money, but can't get enough time off to spend it.

    Advice to Management

    Review prices on the online products - cyberspace shouldn't be that costly. Ditch the hard-copy of the YP directory, save a fortune on printing an distribution an listen to what customers say 'they bin it' in favour of the online directory.


  9. Great place to work

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

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always cultivating new products and ideas, aggressive salary structur

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like a much smaller company than it is... politics...etc.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to reward your top performers

    Yellow Pages Group Response

    Oct 22, 2013 – Human Resources Advisor

    Thank you for your review, I appreciate your feedback on our innovative culture and always introducing new products etc. We are proud of our 360 solution and our digital strategy and we always look ... More


  10. Satisfying as YPG gave me experience in the workforce and provided positive reinforcement for future applicati

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Student in Verdun, QC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Summer Student in Verdun, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All members were understanding and helpful in trying to give me a better understanding of how the workplace functions

    Cons

    There were very few cons from the Yellow Pages Group. All members were understanding and helpful in trying to give me a better understanding of how the workplace functions


  11. Really enjoyed my experience here! Many opportunities.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group as a contractor

    Pros

    Positive environment Engaging atmosphere Great people Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Politics Limited strategy to accommodate rapidly changing industry



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