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Whitepages Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
32 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Culture, Great People, Headed in the right direction.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Whitepages full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. They seem to promote from inside.
    Unlimited time-off.
    Kegerator in the office and plenty of snacks, stand-up desks. Happy hours and Friday Lunches.
    Good people who are easy to work with throughout the company.
    Excellent Benefits
    Flat Hierarchy

    Cons

    None so far. Seems like a good company with it's head screwed on straight. The only thing that could be improved is some delays in the hiring and interview process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, seems like a good plan, execute it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company getting even better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Whitepages full-time

    Pros

    This company has a lot going for it. Yes, it runs popular websites and mobile apps, and it has a profitable business model, but first and foremost, it is the people at this company who make it so great all the way from the fresh grads out of school to the leadership. The team is stacked with experience and intelligence, without the attitude. The culture is casual and open and the team is loosely organized. The official comp policy is officially at the top of market, but it seems to come out to about 80th-90th percentile. The senior management team cares a lot about employee feedback and hosts monthly meetings to share anonymous employee feedback. The transparency within the office kills a lot of the usual office politics.

    Cons

    No 401k matching. There are some very smart and hard charging people on the team, which can be humbling and intimidating. Unlimited vacation policy can be misleading because the work hours are long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep the hiring bar high! Don't lower it in your rush to expand the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Whitepages as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a nice work-life balance and a great office space to work in. I enjoy the adjustable height desks and casual games of magic the gathering every Thursday. The company is clearly working hard to keep people happy.

    Cons

    I have no complaints I can think of about working here.

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  5.  

    Interesting work, less drama than the leading brand...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Whitepages full-time

    Pros

    interesting work, good coworkers, excellent compensation

    Cons

    silo'd business units don't always coordinate well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity to Grow Your Skill Set

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Whitepages full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    WhitePages has great perks (annual outings, free Friday lunches, etc) and provides a great atmosphere for those interested in data & search
    The people that work here are smart as a whip and if you prove yourself you can learn a lot

    Cons

    Business units are very disconnected from one another
    Senior management is hostile at times
    Our CFO isn't approachable and is too involved in areas that shouldn't concern him
    Our CEO lacks empathy and has unrealistic expectations
    The company lacks a cohesive strategy and changes directions every year
    If you are not a developer you'll have to create your own development and training path
    Management seems to hire and fire people in a haphazard manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to your roots! Stop trying to make the company's leadership structure look like other big tech companies. Listen to you're people and provide solutions rather than ignoring issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Whitepages full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Whitepages full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gather data about alternative approaches by doing more small projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is everything I thought it would be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Whitepages full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing 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

    Cons

    No real cons, I even commute a great distance to come in daily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Whitepages full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, ok opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Whitepages full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and company culture

    Cons

    Management not always making wisest investments, slow growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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