YPM Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Solid -- YPM is a great place to build a career!

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

    I have been working at YPM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    YPM has a great team environment - the work culture is collaborative. The employees and management team are willing to work hard to get the job done. It is truly leadership by example. You will be surrounded by smart, driven, positive and hard working people, which is refreshing compared to other companies.

    Many opportunities to learn and further develop your skill sets, and build a successful career at. They reward you for your hard work, and there is opportunity for growth since they promote from within the company.

    It isn't intimidating to reach out to the directors, senior management, or the owners, and there is so much support from them all. They truly care about their employees and are completely committed to developing its employees.

    Cons

    The ramp up in certain roles is difficult due to industry complexity so you have to be focused. The industry jargon is unique and unusual but over time understandable. Travel requirements are on par of many roles so you have to want to travel. Like many media agencies, the fast pace and work can be challenging and stressful at times.

    Media industry is so fluid that you have to be prepared mentally to change direction swiftly. Change will always take place and with that comes growing pains, which is a good thing if you want to better yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the "Work Hard, Play Hard" mentality! Maintain the direct support as the company continues to grow, and keep encouraging and investing in your employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Don't even consider YPM, you'll regret it

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

    I have been working at YPM full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Non-managerial co-workers are all really nice

    Cons

    Micro management, extremely alarming high turnover, terrible company culture, a very uptight and quiet work environment, a lot of late nights and weekends. It's like working for the devil himself. Don't even apply.

    Advice to Management

    Relax and trust your employees. I would be concerned by the level of turnover. It reflects poorly on your company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great work/life balance and professional place to work!

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

    I have been working at YPM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office culture is very friendly and collaborative. Everyone knows your name and seems to care about each other. There is room for growth, especially in the Media Management department and I feel like I'm able to have a life outside of work, which is nice. Management has open communication and wants what's best for the company and employees. The company has strong values and takes the time to train employees. They set you up for success.

    Cons

    Overall, I have no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and keep the communication open.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Real Marketing Professionals Beware

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

    I worked at YPM full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work at if you're straight out of college and don't know any better about how a modern company in the 21st century is supposed to operate.

    Advice? If you want to really work in digital media, this is not the place.

    Cons

    Professionals beware. This company supposedly prides itself on “having never laid off employees due to the economic recession.” However, they have zero problem with utilizing California’s “at will” employment policy and terminating an employee with no real reason except to say “they’re going in a different direction.”

    No flex time. No opportunities to occasionally work from home (if you are ill) even though a lot of work is done online.

    Terrible, terrible management.

    Advice to Management

    Management (both the execs and immediate supervisors) needs improve communication with employees. If employee performance needs improvement, let them know and give them the opportunity to improve. Don’t just let employees go without reason or cause.

    Unnecessary structure. Archaic dress codes, especially for employees who are not client-facing.

    Also, when you’ve got management constantly complaining about and making fun of the VPs and the CEO, it’s not a great work environment. There was absolutely no feeling of teamwork in my department. Supervisors constantly complained about upper management as well as clients. Choose different leaders, not people who aren't enthusiastic about the work they are doing.


  6. Great Company

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

    I worked at YPM full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    trust your employees


  7. Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YPM full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  8. Nice work environment, but mostly dated

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Media Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at YPM full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Eliminate the unnecessary structure.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Horrible!

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

    I worked at YPM

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Professional, Demanding & Satisfying place to work

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

    I worked at YPM

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Dont work here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at YPM

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Im sorry you still work there.



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