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Julien Billot
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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Indianapolis, IN
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    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Employees Receive Fewer Holidays (9) Than Canadian Counterparts (12) Little to No Raise Depending On Production Numbers Outdated Design Programs (CS4 Suite)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.


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    Copywriting Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
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    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Yellow Pages Group (Indianapolis, IN) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I began an application online, which is a long process because it requires providing writing samples and completing an aptitude test. I didnt have time to finish it right at that moment, so I put it off for a week. Much to my surprise, I still received a phone call. I went in for the interview. The first 30 minutes was another writing test, followed by about 45 minutes of questioning from two different managers. When I left, I asked when I should hear back from them. They said by the end of the week. I did not hear back by the end of the week, so I got in touch with the hiring manager around the middle of the next week. She asked me to come in to shadow another employee. I came in again and shadowed two different employees. The second person I shadowed seemed nice enough but had nothing positive to say about the job and complained about it the whole time, which was extremely discouraging. Before I left, I sat down for a few minutes more of questioning. I was asked to share my references, so I emailed them later that day. Again, I asked when I should hear back and was told by the end of the week. Again, I did not hear back. I contacted them again and was told they would get back to me, but I never heard from them again, period. I'm not sure why they didn't just tell me that I hadn't gotten the job. The exact same job has been posted online recently. I should note that I do have small facial piercings that I didn't take out for either of my trips to their office (although I did try to conceal them with makeup--plus, I asked and was told they didn't matter), and I partially credit that for not having gotten the job. I also think my enthusiasm waned the longer the process went on, and I stopped caring. However, I was explicitly told several times that I would be apprised of any new developments, and that didn't happen. The people interviewing me would have been my bosses, so in the end I'm glad I didn't get a job working for people who don't follow through on promises. They were polite but seemed disorganized and unsure of what they were looking for in an employee.

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Yellow Pages Group Awards & Accolades

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Canada's Top 100 Employers , Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2013
Canada's Top 100 Employers , Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.ypg.com
Headquarters Montreal, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1908
Type Company - Public (YLO.UN)
Industry Media
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Yellow Pages is a Montreal based digital advertising and marketing solutions company that employs more than 2,800. people across Canada. At Yellow Pages build relationships. Through various digital media and marketing solutions, we help Canadians find information on the goods and services around them, while enabling local businesses to make sure their products and services ... More

Mission: We exist to champion the local neighbourhood economy by enabling connections between Canadians and their local businesses.

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