Valley Yellow Pages Reviews

Updated August 9, 2015
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Valley Yellow Pages President Sieg Fischer
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  1. VYP Review

    Former Employee - Account Executive in Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Rocklin, CA

    I worked at Valley Yellow Pages (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid training and sales tools

    Cons

    challenging product to sell with minimal innovation


  2. Too much work for the commission they offer

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting a variety of different types of businesses. You may receive a average book of business.

    Cons

    Unfair management. Needs much improvement in this area. Car and phone allowance not adequate.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at upper management, not at all professional or intelligent. Unethical business practices in management.


  3. Production Assistant

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    Former Employee - White Page Specialist Production Assistant III in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - White Page Specialist Production Assistant III in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valley Yellow Pages full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company was excellent to work for in the past.

    Cons

    The yellow page industry is dying, no future here.


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  5. Great Stop Gap Position

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Despite the undercurrent of negativity towards the Yellow Pages, they do fulfill a role

    Cons

    It is a dying industry and moving to the internet is not really going to prevent it or even delay the decline

    Advice to Management

    It's your company and your money and I'd say you are doing quite well with milking what you can from it.


  6. You get what you put in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have a large salary potential if you focus on IYP and work hard

    Cons

    You have a low salary potential if you don't like cold calls


  7. Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    Pros

    Ok Environment, great location to work, you learn a lot

    Cons

    No room for growth, management need lots of work, product need to get strong with the market


  8. Slow decline

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valley Yellow Pages full-time

    Pros

    Free to set own schedule to succeed at outside sales.

    Cons

    Yellow pages are on their way out and usage has declined and so has this company as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better online products.


  9. Downsizing due to economy and advertising trends

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive - Yellow Pages in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive - Yellow Pages in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valley Yellow Pages full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, unlimited income potential. Sieg Fisher is a good solid C.E.O. but more important he is a good man. I wish him and his family all the best. Rock Clum, R,V,P in No. Cal is the best thing to happen to the office in years. It was an honor to work for him and my D.S.M.

    Cons

    The economy and industry trends going away from print advertising. Even though the product is still effective and cost effective it felt like we were selling buggy whips and type writer ribbons.

    Advice to Management

    No hard feelings, this was a really good company to work for. In my opinion they should find or develop a product or service that is more in demand, I know easier said than done.. Their product might still be effective, but no one cares if they, the advertisers, have all their money tied up in a digital product.


  10. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provided a great sales training with a positive attitude for a company with a troubled outlook.

    Cons

    Hard product to sell with lowering call counts and no belief from general public in main products (print) supported by owners. Outdated equipment and fairly incompetent production staff make getting ads from contract into print the way they need to be a difficult task. Used to have good compensation but was recently cut by more than 25% to existing staff. Also just cut more than half of existing sales force.

    Advice to Management

    Should have sold when offered 400 million when the economy was good.


  11. They need to go out of business.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to make decent money.

    Cons

    Promises and more promises. My manager was a con artist and very unethical. Even charging me thousands of my commisionsfor her help which should of been free. When I called hr they did nothing. The would find any excuse not to pay bonuses. Very dishonerable company.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing can save this company.



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