YP Tech Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nothing Short of Amazing!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at YP Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    YP is transforming how we do things and quickly learned it starts by cultivating and empowering our employees. The new focus for YP is about building up collaboration and innovation. There is a new sense of pride and purpose and we are taking things to new levels.

    Cons

    Transition from AT&T Interactive had some challenges but most of that is in the past.

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

    really the new way to do? you decide.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at YP Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A company in transition, with a great legacy and foundation. Has all the key ingredients for success:
    -a noble mission
    -a culture that is increasingly practicing not just talking about "open-door policies" and "flattened organizational structure"
    -innovation and new ways of doing things encouraged and fostered
    -energized grass roots
    -lots of very smart people
    -leadership with vision, tenacity, and will to succeed
    -micro management the exception in my experience
    -a healthy sense that its not easy to be in transition or effect lasting change by people up and down, and increasingly across the org
    - marketing slogans: "new way to do" and "YP can do that!" becoming real inside as well as out with a solid strategy and tactics to address the gaps
    - free snack program, .25 sodas, Peet's Coffee "Robo-ristas (automated free coffee machines), casual dress, flexible hours, subsidized barista Monday's, and avenue-C on site premium drinks, snacks and meal options, standing desks
    -working with an incredible group of professionals who know how to work hard, smart, and have fun doing it.
    -part of a growing thriving new Glendale, CA tech scene.

    Cons

    A company in transition (might also be a pro):
    - this can be messy
    - CEO regularly says, YP "not a place for the faint of heart"

    Not there yet in the transition.

    Challenging / Complex Business (also might be a pro):
    - evolving from print to digital business
    - two sets of vastly different customers: consumers (task: figure out how to provide a little bit of free value to huge pool of people) and advertisers (task: provide tons of value to a smaller pool of people for as much as they're willing to pay).

    Obviously there is always room or improvement, but the opportunities to surface issues in a constructive way are abundant and Glass Door Cons almost not necessary from my perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep creating at YP an environment of intrinsic equality, personal development, and self-direction. Keep us on the path from good to great. Don't declare victory too soon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great balance between corporate and startup culture.

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

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

    Pros

    I see other reviewers mention complaints about their management. I can not speak for them but my chain of command are some of the best people I have ever worked with. I say work with because I never feel like I am working for someone.

    - Great personalities, some of the brightest from all over the world work here
    - Great new emphasis on company culture and keeping employees engaged
    - Comfortable office building with a lot to do besides siting/standing at a desk
    - Good benefits and pay
    - The CEO and CTO always make sure they are seen around the office and both have been approachable and personable in my interactions with them

    Cons

    Personal growth can be delayed or seem stunted at times. Not at fault of the company but there could be more transparency with employees about what their career path may look like at YP. Also I am aware that their compensation teeters on the lower side of industry standards but the trade off is an amazing workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, and help all employees understand the products we are putting out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Awesome People, Fun Times, Doing Important Work That Helps A Lot Of People.

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

    I have been working at YP Tech

    Pros

    YP Tech is a company that does important work. It encourages employees to contribute meaningfully via hackathons and projects, has a lot of fun, and has also has created a culture that makes all of this possible.

    Cons

    This is a company with ambitious goals that has a lot that they want to do, and sometimes the growing pains are still evident.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue fostering the culture that fosters employee ownership, participation, and innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting times!

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

    I have been working at YP Tech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've been working for YP for six years, and I can honestly say it's one of the best places I've worked for. People are super smart, leadership is switched on, well run company, culture is awesome!

    Cons

    Benefits are not as good as they used to be, but that's the same across the board of most companies today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Real Glassdoor Profile is YP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YP Tech full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks but not very healthy ones

    Cons

    Poor, non-technical, top-heavy culture. Benefits sub-par for a tech company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    flatten and empower

  8.  

    Innovative and Fun

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

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

    Pros

    Employee Engagement is very important to our Leadership Team. It is a very vibrant and fun working environment. The SLT care about keeping good talent. We are constantly doing what it takes to keep up with the competative tech market in Los Angeles. We continue to hire good people that are making a huge difference in the direction the company is headed!

    Cons

    It's been a slow go at getting here but we are closer than we have ever been to competing with the gorillas in the marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
  9.  

    Work/Life Balance and Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    I have been here for a few months, and this has been one of the best decisions I have made... for both my professional career and my personal life. From a professional aspect, we are working on large infrastructures and solving real problems and providing solutions to business across america. The culture in the LA Office is upbeat with about 500 in staff. They host meetups monthly, hold quarterly hackathons, and most of the technical staff contributes to the Open Source community. From a personal life decision, my work hours are normal and I have more time to spend with my family and other interests. YP believes in it's staff and being able to not feel under-resourced at work is awesome!

    Cons

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our CTO org is filled with the best and brightest. The leadership is incredibly qualified and real drivers of the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unless you are an intern or new in business this place is not for you

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Glendale, CA

    I worked at YP Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Almost nothing. Few good guys around. Sometimes tries to prove itself as a tech start up, which it is not. All the other five ratings you have seen should be either the recruiter or the C level managers themselves!!

    Cons

    Printed Yellowpages has bleak future. The search engine version is weak to compete with larger organizations like google. Management has no idea about the future. C level management has no value outside this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point giving advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, poor management, lots of turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    - Sharp engineering team who are focused on making a difference
    - Awesome snack program to keep you fueled throughout the day
    - Good location if you don't want to work on the "west side"
    - Competitive salaries; decent benefits
    - Good work/life balance (typical 9 to 6 work hours)

    Cons

    - Cramped space
    - Revolving door/lots of turnover (for years, now)
    - Sneaky politics
    - Too much emphasis on MyBook (it's not enough to save the digital focus of the company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some integrity/quit the sneaky politics and quit feuding with HQ (in Atlanta, GA.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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