Yellow Pages Group

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Yellow Pages Group Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
132 Reviews
3.0
132 Reviews
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Julien Billot
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance - no pressure to take the job home, very flexible schedules (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people, all looking to re-invent the company in a digital era (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • It is terrible for work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • upper management is not pro-active, they react when its too late & constantly trying to catch up (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    It is a good culture

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

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group

    Pros

    The money is good
    benefits are really good
    nice to be located out of downtown core
    the culture is good
    Great people to work with
    Good executive team

    Cons

    Takes forever to implement change
    Awful systems
    Unreliable products to sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leading through fear is not so great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Testassure - ukrainian company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group

    Pros

    Challenging work. Interesting tasks. Good collective. Can work remotely sometimes.

    Cons

    Narrow market. Have to work long hours sometimes even weekends.

  3.  

    ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group

    Pros

    decent benefits, great work environment

    Cons

    below average pay, mediocre training

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  5.  

    Fun and Quiet Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Routing Specialist in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Routing Specialist in Blue Bell, PA

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You had some leeway with flex-time. Though your select hours were set, you were allowed to choose your time. They even offered employees the opportunity to work 4 days a week. The work was simple and mostly consistent. Every week or two was a team meeting where everyone could express their opinions about the work and suggest ideas to make things go smoother. Overall, this was a good company.

    Cons

    I did not like the down times. I'm someone who needs to be busy all the time, and though you were allowed the option to take online skill sessions (receiving a certificate upon completion), they were tedious at times. Though a good company, there wasn't much room to move up as they were in the process of cutting positions and bringing over employees from Canada to run management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They were all very welcoming, despite their titles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bad place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good offices, clean place, the Indianapolis office is in a nice building. Cubicles are clean and nice

    Cons

    Lots of nepotism, low pay, they try to make it look like its a job for smart people while it's just a warehouse undercover.
    Managers are a crew that practices nepotism and promotions based on how close you are to the crew.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending you are what you are not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Low Pay

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

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vacation and personal time is good. Sick time is excellent. It's not limited to 5 days per year which is very helpful if you have a chronic illness.

    Cons

    My department requires a college degree but pay isn't commensurate for a college graduate. Not much opportunity for advancement. Training is inconsistent. Environment and expectations are of an assembly line. Emphasis is focused more on numbers than on quality. I never thought I would have a job with a production quota.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show the employees who consistently complete efficient quality work they are appreciated, give them raises. When new employees are hired at a higher standard starting pay; make sure that existing employees' pay is not less than the new standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Temp work is poo, bad management - but great snacks!

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

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Junk food stock pile, name brand, not badly micro-managed.

    Cons

    Not good feedback/training. Horrific communication. The culture is careless but I've heard it depends on which dept. you're in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun company, little room for advancement

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

    I have been working at Yellow Pages Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun, young culture - bake sales, major sporting events (Olympics) on office TVs, etc.
    Great work-life balance - no pressure to take the job home, very flexible schedules

    Cons

    The company will allow you to move between departments, but aside from "Senior" positions (relatively same job, minor pay increase), there is very little room to move up in this company. The pay scale is minimal at best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No clear direction, too much dead wood

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

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time

    Pros

    Salary is very competitive since they have no choice given the high turnover.
    Maybe a new CEO will clean house.

    Cons

    No decision-making AT ALL.
    If you are not in IT, you are worthless. Good luck marketing!
    Office politics like I have never seen before.
    This company is doomed.
    Everyone talks about everyone else behind their backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Declare bankruptcy NOW. Forget competing with Google. Soon, Google won't even allow your results on their results page.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun place to work, uncertain stability

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

    I worked at Yellow Pages Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the employees seem pretty cool, they have a fairly laid back attitude and as long as you are pulling your weight you are pretty much free to go about your business. Fairly flexible schedules- pay was decent as well.

    Cons

    I felt that the benefits could be better- pick up more of the tab on the health insurance- because the employee shoulders most of the cost. There are lay offs from time to time- but more on the print side- so be wary of that... go for digital positions those are more likely to be stable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to play favorites. It discourages others from wanting to try to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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