YPM Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
Updated May 23, 2014
11 Reviews

2.9
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Collaborative, team environment, positive place to work and learn!

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

    I have been working at YPM full-time

    Pros

    Company has great work-life balance. Work hard/play hard atmosphere. Everyone is extremely nice and easy to work with. The training program for Media Managers sets you up for success. I feel valued and know that good work will be recognized and compensated fairly. I can't say enough good things!

    Cons

    They only want the very best so sometimes the job can be demanding, but management is very open about the process and the culture. It's really a lovely place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at YPM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    benefits, people, training, work/life balance,compensation

    Cons

    trust your employees and let them do their job ..management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent paying job if right out of college and good with excel and internet media knowledge.

    Cons

    Work hours are longer than most. Environment is stiff and Nazi like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give examples of what work life balance is like during interview and give examples of what exactly they will be doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Nice work environment, but mostly dated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Media Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at YPM full-time

    Pros

    Most employees were extremely kind. Salary is satisfactory. Expanding to digital front. Nice team building exercises. Work is mostly 8-515. Business casual dress most days.

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement. Mostly still based on yellow page advertising. Prioritize seniority over performance mostly. Very structural, they want you there from 8-5. Weird rules like they allowance of mustaches but not beards. Lots of talking in whispered voices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the unnecessary structure.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Media Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at YPM

    Pros

    If you enjoy data-entry, micro-management and have no marketing/advertising experience, then this would be a fit.

    Cons

    Don't let the Media Manager title be misleading. The role consists primarily of data-entry and clerical work for the yellow pages, and you are micro-managed through it all. The training program is not effective and management has no trust for the people they lead. Be prepared to have all of your work and email communication checked by your manager prior to completing anything on your own, or for things they really don't trust you on, management will have to do it for you. The company's policy's are very old-fashion and inflexible - don't plan on having access to the outside world during the hours of 8AM - 5 PM (cell phones are not allowed). And although the Media Manager role is an exempt position, your time is managed as if you were a non-exempt employee. Would not recommend this role unless you are truly looking for an entry-level position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is an entry-level role, hire people who are truly entry-level. Trust the people who work for you. Review your company policies....we are in the year 2011.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Professional, Demanding & Satisfying place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Media Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at YPM

    Pros

    YPM employees some of the best people around. There is no fat at this company. Everyone who has been there for any length of time is very competent at their job. I believe the pay is very fair with what the job entails. The training is fantastic and gives any solid employee the tools to succeed.

    Cons

    The job is demanding (like any job). If you cannot operate at a high level, it will be communicated to you. To me this is still a "pro." This goes back to YPM only wanting the very best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, other than to trust the people that work for you. They are great, but I know management knows this.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dont work here

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at YPM

    Pros

    You get to be an order taker for yellow page directories.

    Cons

    Poor Management, Dead End Career, Micro-Managers, Not a fun Place to Work, and Yellow Pages to name a few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Im sorry you still work there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company & people

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

    I worked at YPM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great owners, good pay, fair opportunities

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Revolving Door

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

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

    Pros

    Good for entry level career only

    Cons

    This company follows unethical business practices. It's a family owned private business so they get away with everything. It is impossible to reach the top. They are discriminating towards the appearance of their staff. The majority of employees hired are inexperienced and uneducated. Only a selective few are actually competent.. The owners like to follow a "cost effective" strategy when it comes to their employees, so don't expect to be compensated highly. The pockets of the owners always stay full. The industry is going downhill and will likely disappear. The staff is like a revolving door and turnover is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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