YP Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
398 Reviews

2.6
398 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are a lot of talented people who work there and the work life balance is great (in 19 reviews)

  • Currently good benefits but they may be changing as a union agreement expires shortly (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is too disconnected from what is actually happening (in 16 reviews)

  • Most advertisers are very dissatisfied as there is a huge lack of customer service (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    I work with Rico and integrate Flappy Bird into YP.com while getting paid for it!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    I get paid generously, I learn new stuff almost daily and I am surrounded by awesome friends. There is a strong culture of continuous learning across the company and people help each other to get better at what they do.

    Cons

    Due to the fact that we were under AT&T in the past, there is some bureaucracy. But we are aware of it and trying to eliminate it and execute faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep running, experimenting and find ways to innovate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent people, fun problems, and great opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    The majority of the people here are great to work with. Many want to help each other learn and really embrace the collaborative spirit. We have many fun problems to work on with a ton of opportunities to grow in and into.

    Cons

    Culture of some of the org / team can be "enterprisey" and reject change even when it is truly in the companies best interest. We are currently trying to crack this nut and things are heading in the right direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead well. Collaborate on priorities and focus your team on what matters. Change the culture to support our company core principles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lead QA Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Quality Engineer  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Quality Engineer in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    - Great learning opportunities. Ability to expand
    - Move up within the company
    - Fun and creative environment

    Cons

    - Too much going on at the same time. Might get overwhelmed
    - People not on the same page. Direction is lacking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Art Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Director  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Art Director in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    The people. Best people I jade ever worked with. On a personal and professional level. Compensation.

    Cons

    We have gone through a lot changes from days of AT&T. It is actually better now but nothing is ever perfect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep work in-house. We do it better and care more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do not put your best foot forward

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

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

    Pros

    free coffee, toilet paper, pens, they have a refrigerator for your lunch, you get your own desk and you can wear shorts!

    Cons

    No direction, incompetent upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    kill yourself!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for software developers, but that's it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at YP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    culture improving, but with Tucker deeply tied to Glendale, it will never be a true .com culture

    Cons

    Lots of politics, bad choices made - if you are in development, you are fine, but in any other area, beware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits need to be bumped up to compete. Work from home policies need to improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    avoid at all cost

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at YP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I cannot think of a single one...

    Cons

    Worst leadership team ever esp. engineering. All the good people (Will&co) have left long ago. Toxic and unethical culture coming from Tech leaders

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Most good people are no longer with the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at YP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some good people still left in the company and they are trying to do everything they can to keep it alive.
    Compensation is good so some people are still sticking around as they can't get a better comp in other places.

    Cons

    There is no communication from management on how they plan to execute strategy.
    There is no career growth and management is not transparent about it. I have seen my manager (a vice president) obfuscate the truth and some times even lie. If you try to get clarification, you become the bad guy.
    Products are outdated and not the right fit for the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement effective feedback loops to understand how management in Glendale is doing and make sure that there is open/transparent communication on strategy execution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional Situation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at YP full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, free snacks and salary.

    Cons

    Culture in-flux from slow to fast, legacy employees are difficult and challenging to work with. Certain leadership aren't capable of moving quickly and strategically, grasping for answers and aren't committed to the involvement needed to get to the next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your management and staff. Otherwise expect continued departures and project challenges.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like vanilla....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SEM Analyst  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - SEM Analyst in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at YP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Decent pay
    - Decent benefits
    - Free snacks
    - Food trucks on Tues and Thurs

    Cons

    - Lack of growth potential
    - Power struggle with the 3rd party vendor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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