YPM Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Horrible!

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Real Marketing Professionals Beware

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    • 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.


  3. Helpful (2)

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

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    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.


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  5. Revolving Door

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Manager
    Current Employee - Media Manager

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

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

    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 Management

    Share the wealth.


  6. 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.


  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. Helpful (2)

    micromanaging

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

    I have been working at YPM

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Have met some great people. Great location.

    Cons

    Incompetency of upper management, very high turn over. Dead silent work environment.


  9. 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.


  10. Hit or Miss

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

    I have been working at YPM full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Pro is simple here, YPM has great employees. I feel that i am among friends and enjoy coming to work. We get together after work hours and and have fun. Promotions are based on time served.

    Cons

    This is a family owned company. It is a very tight management group. If you don't have a problem with that, apply and have fun.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees, get to know them.


  11. It's a job, not a career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Media Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at YPM (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Gained good experience that I was able to translate into other, more current industries. You know what's expected of you, and by meeting/exceeding those, there is growth.

    Cons

    Needs to be more trust both from and towards Senior Leadership. It would have been better if there was more of a team mentality with management, and not as much us-against-them groupthink.

    Advice to Management

    A steady work/life balance, trust in your team, and less rigid policies would result in people who are more eager to come to work every day.



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