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16 hrs ago

Technical Director, SRE – new

YP Tech Glendale, CA

• Sets staff goals, define technology priorities, and develops long-term strategies to manage and scale production environment. • Manages… YP Tech

3 days ago

Analyst, Consumer Analytics

YP Tech Glendale, CA

• Partner with product and engineering teams to define goals and KPIs and build/maintain reports/dashboards to monitor the performance of our… YP Tech

4 days ago

Social Media Community Manager

YP Tech Glendale, CA

The social media community manager is the day-to-day administrator of the company’s social media communities and consumer facing social channels… YP Tech

4 days ago

Analyst, Digital Operations - Performance 1

YP Tech Glendale, CA

50% • Act as fulfillment account manager for selected search engine marketing accounts • Manage search campaign performance; analyze… YP Tech

4 days ago

Business Analyst

YP Tech Glendale, CA

will include the following: • Develop a report suite focused on a business review… YP Tech

5 days ago

Sr. Data Warehousing Quality Engineer

YP Tech Glendale, CA

Our Platform Data Services group is maintaining and redesigning parts of the infrastructure responsible for gathering, processing, and warehousing… YP Tech

15 days ago

Art Director

YP Tech Glendale, CA

• Conceptualize, design, and create templated solutions for both interactive and print media ad products (including but not limited to… YP Tech

14 days ago

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

YP Tech Glendale, CA

of SRE. • Aggressively automates repeated tasks and develops tools to scale organization’s growth. • Collaborates on design of new… YP Tech

10 days ago

Sr. Site Reliability Engineer

YP Tech Glendale, CA

of SRE. • Aggressively automates repeated tasks and develops tools to scale organization’s growth. • Collaborates on design of new… YP Tech

18 days ago

Software Engineer / Senior Software Engineer - Ruby / Sinatra

YP Tech Glendale, CA

We currently have several openings for Software Engineers at all levels (entry-level, mid-level and Senior). These Engineers will be working with… YP Tech

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Glendale, CA

    I worked at YP Tech full-time (More than 3 years)

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    - The people: There are some really awesome (both personally and professionally) people at YP (Glendale) who really do care about the company and the people. - Technology: There is some willingness to try new technologies, open source products, etc. - Culture: As compared to other companies I've worked in, the culture at YP rarely felt toxic - those that created the most toxicity are gone as fair as I know. Most people are at least content in their roles. - Location: If you're like me an have absolutely no interest in heading to the West Side (of LA), it's one of the better tech options available. -Compensation: As compared to a lot of companies in the immediate area, they pay pretty well. They have a decent bonus structure. - Hiring: It's not really that hard to get hired at YP, they're desperate. - Stability: I always felt somewhat stable there. You have to really mess up to get fired. I never wondered if I was going to come in to a layoff, or if pay roll was going to be made. The growth, especially in Sales, always seemed like a good sign. - The product: Yellowpages is an old brand and a house hold name. Summary: There are some really awful places to work in the LA area. If you're stagnant in a company whose stuck in antiquated technologies or methodologies, this is a good stepping stone to something better and will feel like a breath of fresh air.


    - The people: As a counter point to the pro; there are too many at YP that have been their too long. Those who have are either jaded or lazy and either way feel to be coasting. They really need a changing of the guard so to speak. - Technology: While there's willingness to try newer things, the implementation doesn't always flesh out. They are extremely limited by their insane and outdated security policies, mostly due to hold overs from the AT&T days. They're terrified of anything "in the cloud" or "as a Service" which means they're constantly reinventing the wheel and makes it a nightmare for modern thinkers. There's a tenancy to jump on a new idea (buzz word - e.g. Docker, MesOS) and blindly move forward in a way that's comfortable, leaving a half in/half out feeling and a clunky end product. - Culture: When I left, this was generally positive, but in an overall downward trend. There's was a ton of attrition, which is both good and bad for this. Some of the best and worst people to work with were leaving in droves. It's really hard to say where the cultural feel is going to level out, but I don't have high hopes. - Location: I hate Glendale, the traffic sucks. But as I said, it's better than a lot of the alternatives. - Compensation: They can't afford top tier talent. Period. They Health Insurance is the worst I've personally seen (but I've heard of worse). - Stability: There's a lot of question with the future, they're in sink or swim mode for sure. There's challenges In the local search space in general, they're not killing it and are behind, in spite of having a strong brand to leverage. - Hiring: It's not really that hard to get hired at YP, they're desperate. - The product: Personally, I could care less about delivering/selling Ads. They're grasping at straws for new ideas and it's painful to watch. Summary: If you're at the top of your field, they can't afford you and you won't be happy there anyway. If you're use to modern startups or more progressive companies you'll hate life there.

    Advice to Management

    - The people: As many others have said, stop hiring your friends at the Sr Management/Executive level, especially those from failed or failing companies. - Technology: Fire the security team and replace them (at any cost) with top tier talent from the cloud space. Make a 5 year plan to get out of your own datacenters, the platforms and technologies are perfect for PaaS, you're wasting time and money in hosting and staffing your own operations. LWES is a failed experiment. It was a great idea at the time, but better solutions exist now, especially "as a Service". Put a lock down on non- billing related tracking. The amount of development and testing hours put in to tracking useless and unused data is astounding. It kills application performance and developer velocity and most of all morale. Stop thinking in millions when prioritizing feature adds, you're a billion dollar company, act like it. - Compensation: I heard time and again "we can't compete with Bay Area salaries". You have to! The Bay Area is starting to hire remote from all over the country/world, if you can't compete you'll be left with the dregs. RE Insurance, I'm guessing your hands are tied there, but it's just terrible. - Hiring: See compensation. See top tech company hiring practices. Don't settle.

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