YP Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great For Quick Experience, Not Long Term Employment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager/Premise Sales
    Former Employee - Account Manager/Premise Sales

    I worked at YP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Uncapped commission
    -If you're a recent college grad it's a good place to get marketing and sales experience, as well as an education in corporate america.
    -You get an iPad and a laptop + car and phone allowances.
    -Fun, interesting co-workers.

    Cons

    -High stress environment, live and die by your sales
    -In-region salespeople have a quota to meet for ad space sold in the phone book. During the interview process they will tell you it's mostly digital sales, but if you don't hit your print numbers you'll be in trouble.
    -Shifting focuses. You'll be continuously told to drop everything and focus on selling a specific product, even if the product you need to push doesn't work for your clients.
    -Clients are shifted from rep to rep with no rhyme or reason, makes it difficult to develop client relationships and make larger sales.
    -Monthly commission structure is built so you can make a lot money in the beginning of the year, but have to pay it back or make next to nothing by the end.
    -Few opportunities to be promoted unless you're willing to move.
    -Very focused on the smaller picture of quick sales, rather than developing sales skills over time.
    -Fear is used to motivate employees i.e. "sell this or you could lose your job."
    -Not willing to turn to employees to better internal processes and procedures. You will hear "This is how we've always done it" a lot if you try to make a suggestion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. If YP is positioning itself as a front-runner in the marketing industry in terms of products and services, develop a company culture that is competitive with other industry leaders on both corporate and branch levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great place to work. Great benefits and work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Sales in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Digital Sales in Henderson, NV

    I have been working at YP

    Pros

    Benefits, work environment, time off

    Cons

    pressure cooker and you must bring results early morning hours

  3. Great Training, Great Base Pay for Sales Job, Friendly Staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cyber Representative in Olivette, MO
    Current Employee - Cyber Representative in Olivette, MO

    I have been working at YP full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The training was superb. Some of the best training I've ever had. The environment was very professional and extremely friendly. The base pay was good at 25k before commission. Base pay provides a cushion until you have a chance to earn sales commissions. If you love sales, then you will enjoy YP.

    Cons

    The leads were stale after about the first 2 week so every month. It is very frustrating calling the same leads over and over again. Fair amount of products, but not very cutting edge. It was hard to sell products that you don't really believe in much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in newer internet marketing and advertising solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. New Business Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - New Media in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - New Media in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at YP

    Pros

    Benefits, Reimbursement, Unlimited Territory, Pay, promotions

    Cons

    Micro-managing is ramping up. Management is being driven only by 1 person. Other managers don't really help reps as their job title or responsibilities dictates. They look to close your sale with

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Expensive product.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YP

    Pros

    pay would be okay if you got in on the ground floor

    Cons

    Multi level marketing by another name

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

    Amazing company, challenges and people

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great smart people to work with

    Cons

    too much junk food in the kitchen

  8. 11 people found this helpful

    Misleading... possibility of good pay at best, but you could also walk away owing the company thousands.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at YP full-time

    Pros

    The environment and the employee benefits are great. Lots of company funded lunches and events, grest hours, lots of paid time off.

    Cons

    The pay can be SCARY. It can be SCARY good, but have a bad month and you may get a SCARY bill the next year to pay back some if not all of your pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thoroughly explain the pay system so employees are not blind sided in the event of a bbad month...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    YP is a company in transition, still having too many "old school" leaders in a hig tech, advanced industry -- conflicted

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Positives include the people we work with, the customers, some of the new products.

    Cons

    Sales leadership is micro-managing and controlling. Old management style and practices and systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come into the 21st Century with your leadership. Walk the walk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Fun atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at YP

    Pros

    Opportunity to make great money

    Cons

    Too many changes in short periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office closed in 2014

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. telemarketing position

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YP

    Pros

    Good Benefis for all emplytees

    Cons

    no time to plan for calls

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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