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YP where will it go

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Current Employee - Telephone Sales in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Telephone Sales in Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at YP full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

has some potential there with what they are doing in regards to the internet and generating leads

Cons

Management needs to come into the 21st century and realize that punishing people is not a way to motivate them. Possibility that Cerberus would sell YP once they generated their return on the investment they made.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

treat people well, lead from the front

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    There's a better world.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at YP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    people relationships
    free snacks
    free coffee
    free parking

    Cons

    process, products, time it takes for products to go to market, contractors take a long time to get hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on communication keep focusing on culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    YP: Yes, Please! I will take that inflated bonus for the 4th year in succession!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at YP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    4 years later, still going strong, turning down SIlicon Valley recruiters on a weekly basis. Word among the recruiters is that they need to "pluck" people away from YP, A LOT of whom have served their previous DIGIAL ADVERTISING employers with distinction. A fair amount of managers at YP believe very strongly in a work-life balance and are willing to allow telecommuting, and flexible-hours capability: seek them out! HR and Facilities are working together to revamp the benefits, perks, and work environment - this is not your grandpa's YellowPages, and certainly not AT&T!

    Cons

    This is a big enough company - has its share of politics and favoritism. If you are initially unlucky to land in a "less than desirable" spot, worry not - soon enough several opportunities will arise internally allowing you to explore other avenues (provided, of course, you are good, and managers on both side of the transaction agree).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the business owners, engineering managers, and product developers even more autonomy. Don't just NOT PUNISH risk-taking, in fact, ENCOURAGE & REWARD it (therein lies a message about risk-taking for you too); talk about what YP learned as a company from FAILED projects & initiatives. Executives need to focus ALL of their efforts on the following three - in that order:
    1. SALES EMPLOYEES (more/higher/faster incentives for doing the right thing)
    2. NON-SALES EMPLOYEES
    3. CUSTOMERS (Why are customers #3, you ask? Because they are #1 on the list for SALES & NON-SALES employees!)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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