WhitePages.com
4.0 of 5 27 reviews
www.whitepagesinc.com Seattle, WA 50 to 149 Employees

WhitePages.com Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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71% Approve of the CEO

WhitePages.com Founder and CEO Alex Algard

Alex Algard

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    So far so good

    Director (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat culture that mixes ambitious goals with a realistic supportive workplace. Great team and a sense of mission. It's a small enough company that I have gotten to be involved in other areas of the business than what I was initially hired for. I like variety and this has been a key to my enjoyment.

    ConsCompany is still implementing systems and structures. As an organization it fights the possibility of being staid and bureacratic...so we are still trying to find that balance between clear structure and yet remain loose and creative enough to really generate great services and profits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company culture

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat company culture. Focus on employee well being and happiness. Flexibility.

    ConsUnclear direction for growth. Vacillation on goals and vision for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGather data about alternative approaches by doing more small projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is everything I thought it would be

    Director (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsAmazing Executive Team
    Very high bar for Talent
    Successful business that is innovating
    Small & private
    Data, Search, Web, Mobile, new B2B, etc.
    Fun people to hang out with
    Coolest office I've ever seen

    ConsNo real cons, I even commute a great distance to come in daily

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up. Listening to your employees, caring about your candidates, & growing our business is very much appreciated. Thank you!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Proscompany lunches and happy hours, unlimited vacation policy, interesting work, smart people, good ethics

    ConsCan't think of a lot of cons. People search isn't the sexiest.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, ok opportunities

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat people and company culture

    ConsManagement not always making wisest investments, slow growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enjoy my workplace!

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    ProsI’ve seen many changes at WhitePages since I’ve been here and I see it going in the right direction! We recently had a top notch remodel in the Seattle office. It looks fantastic! We have adjustable and movable desks, ergonomic chairs, dual monitors, noise-cancelling headphones, etc. In addition, there are lots of perks working here. We have lunch and happy hour on Fridays, free snacks and beverages, convenience of onsite massages, dry-cleaning and hair-cut. I like the flexible working schedule. There are a lot of opportunities to grow here if you are willing to learn and move forward. I like that WhitePages hires interns and give them the opportunity for hands-on experience to learn and grow. (Wish I had that in my days) It’s great to see the company profitable and continue to trend upward. Love the surprises like the Fridays off in August. But last but not least, what else is not to love about WhitePages, for our company trip we went to Whistler this past January and we’re going to Las Vegas next January! After many years here, I still enjoy working at WhitePages.

    ConsEven though we have high tech equipment/tools, would love to see us updating them sooner as technologies evolves so quickly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue motivating employees, staying involved and hiring top employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Constant Strategic Shifts Coupled With a Culture of Fear

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriday lunches, free drinks & snacks, downtown Seattle location, company provides top-grade equipment for employees.

    ConsLong hours, high employee turnover, CEO has no consistent vision for the company and lacks empathy for employees. Culture places short-term $ ahead of user experience and long-term growth. Constant strategic shifts mean your job could be the next to go at any moment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry building something that people will be proud of and stop calling the company a startup - it's a mature company that failed to grow. There's a difference.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing Company with a Startup Feel

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat compensation
    Smart employees who work hard and enjoy their jobs
    Unlimited vacation

    ConsHigh level of work required. If you are not ready to wear multiple hats, probably not the place for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring fantastic employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A dream job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe atmosphere is really relaxed, lively and everyone just gets along. We're not a political company, we're not hierarchical, and all the C-level executives sit in desks right next to everyone else. Even though we've been very profitable for many years, we still operate with a startup mentality, which means things get done without a ton of bureaucratic bs and everyone works really, really hard. The benefits don't get much better either.

    ConsEveryone will think you work for the phone book, but that's slowly changing as the brand gets more recognition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCan our next holiday party be in Maui?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Small company with big reach

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Pros40 engineers addressing 40 million users means you can have huge impact as a development contributor. Big data, big audience, ambitious plans, striving for excellence, fostering innovation.

    ConsOver 12 years in business with several paradigm shifting changes in direction and development philosophy means there's layers and layers of legacy systems spanning divergent levels of technological maturity spun together with gum and string. Working out of the quagmire, but it can be a burden.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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