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Yodle Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
225 Reviews
3.3
225 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free lunch, two beer limit happy hour every Friday, ping pong table (in 30 reviews)

  • great work environment, everyone is helpful towards your goals (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to take time off without having saved up a lot of money as vacation hurts your paycheck severely because of low base salary (in 11 reviews)

  • Low base but truly it is a commission life we choose (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    4 people found this helpful  

    Simply put, phenomenal

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Yodle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of perks, and work incentives, and holy COW so much money to be made.

    Cons

    It's a job cold-calling, which is not notoriously fun to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being awesome. If you wanted to bump base salary, that'd be pretty cool, but honestly, the commission percentages already rock.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Best company I've ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Yodle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Uncapped commission (very high commission payout per sale) - get paid for you work effort
    They provide the training needed to succeed... You don't need any experience. A lot of trainees make more money than some tenured reps because trainees follow the proven process.
    The company cares about you and your success.
    Free snacks, drinks and TONS of competitions to keep the spirits high.
    They tell you to "Challenge Authority". This allows you to ask questions about something you don't fully understand and even suggest a better solution. You don't ever get "in trouble" for doing this like some reviews read. I imagine those people writing reviews saying that they "got in trouble" probably tried smoking a cigarette in the office and said "I thought we could challenge the rules here!"
    Moving up in this company is tangible and if you are interested in that they coach you into it.

    Cons

    There are no cons here, I would recommend this job to anyone that is willing to work hard.
    Any cons you see on this site come from a lack of work ethic. If you don't try at this company you aren't going to make money and you will end up being the one writing a bad review and blaming the company for your lack of effort.
    Don't apply here if you're looking for an easy job, cold calling is easy physically but not mentally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of just going to work every morning, I now wake up for it. Keep up everything you're doing. This place is a blast to work for!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    HARD WORK and the ability to trust will Pay Off

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Managet/Inside Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Managet/Inside Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Yodle

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere; yes, there are snacks and food, but for me that's minor. Comradarie among your peers. Competitive, in a good way. Transparent about their metrics and what's expected of you; there are few surprises. 8-5 M-F. Commission from the starting gate, and the potential for great money.... if you work HARD. And I mean hard. Nice training, and excellent feedback at every turn.

    Cons

    It's a grind. It can be frustrating and at times demoralizing. How you interpret this depends on the type of person you are. I tend to be a "brush your shoulder off" type of person, and every potential new client is an obstacle to overcome and a chance for learning and growth. If you're easily discouraged or disengage at the first sign of any pushback, look elsewhere. Health ins a bit high, but good coverage. No 401k match, but I go the rothIRA route anyway...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think overall management is consistently supportive and thoughtful. There could be a bit more cooperation/transparency between the different offices around the country. Taken as a whole, 4.5 for management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great environment to make money and move up

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Yodle

    Pros

    Fun Atmosphere, great managers, free lunch and good commissions

    Cons

    Can be a little chaotic at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Committed to Greatness

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

    I have been working at Yodle

    Pros

    Yodle is closer to cracking the code on SMB marketing than anyone in the market. it is hard work- but they are making it happen

    Cons

    Getting bigger- can they keep their entrepreneurial energy?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Work Hard Play Hard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Yodle

    Pros

    Great management, Great pay, Cool Perks like beer on Fri, They made

    Cons

    smiling and dialing all day every day, aggressive closing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They made it fun to be a telemarketer, kind of., keep being creative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Yodle (more than a year)

    Pros

    A very streamlined sales process. Pretty good environment. The commission is decent.

    Cons

    The decent commission is balanced out by the fact that sales can't happen every three hours. So the way around this is to make sure your sales are large enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on explaining how the field of sales works.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very forward thinking management that cares about their employees and focuses on client satisfaction.

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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 Yodle

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits and fun work environment.

    Cons

    No matching 401k, would be nice to finally have this as a benefit.

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

    Use the Script!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yodle

    Pros

    Free Lunch, Great co-workers, decent hours, great location.

    Cons

    Training / pep talks are cheesy. High turnover even during the training process. Low base. COLD COLD calls. "Script calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear to the potential employees and tell them what to expect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Yodle Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX

    I worked at Yodle

    Pros

    Keep you there. Keep you focused. Keep you calling. Total control of employees by management. Not a place for a critical thinker.

    Cons

    Company could care less about the time of the people you are calling. If they are not buying, dump the call.
    They use a used care salesman approach to their calls. The assumption is that the customer is stupid.
    If you are not on a call, you better have a reason for not being.
    No cold calling. Hardly. Every call is a cold call.
    If I were running a business, I would buy from someone who really knew my business and cared about helping me succeed. There are no divisions for each sector, just a script for each one.
    I don't know about the training part. It is more like listen, memorize and get on the phone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Another Dell wanna be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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