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Yodle Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
163 Reviews

3.4
163 Reviews
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Yodle CEO Court Cunningham
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They give you free lunch, crapy, but free non the less (in 22 reviews)

  • Great work environment, free lunches, benefits, and 3 week paid vacations per year (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Base salary is deplorable, especially for living in New York (in 10 reviews)

  • Low base but truly it is a commission life we choose (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great 8 Months

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Standard 9 to 5 with weekends off - good team culture, lunch - constant training

    Cons

    At time the music "Rap" was offensive, repetitive and just too darn lound

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Change in sales focus is disturbing

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Can make great money if you can stand the pressure
    Good benefits
    A lot of vacation time

    Cons

    Very stressful job
    Micro Managed to death
    Have abandoned consultative selling in favor of pushing certain level product on client

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire experienced consultative salesmen they will be uncomfortable with your new focus. Or allow these salesmen to do what they are good at, find a level the client is comfortable with and make the sale

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Dedicated employees, willfully clueless leadership

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    1) Allowed to take on a great deal of responsibility. Largely because time demands on other team members have resulted in the chain of command breaking down.
    2) Management is at least aware of the problems, it seems.
    3) These comments can only be applied to my particular product division, so there's a chance they're not endemic.

    Cons

    1) Management that has no real conception of how the product they sell work
    2) Dealing with dissatisfied customers who are given unrealistic expectations by said management
    3) Little to no assistance in dealing with managing these unrealistic expectations, as management is itself unaware that the expectations are unrealistic.
    4) Constant firedrills
    5) No serious QA or testing framework, or any software dev cycle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to what your sales executives are doing/saying in order to make their numbers. Put engineers in charge of engineers and don't let the sales associates say anything they want just to land business. Force the executives to make a minimal effort to understand how the internet works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    revr

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    Pros

    great management training and people

    Cons

    20k base ok benefits and to strict at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give a hire base or offer more stock options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Pleasant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainer/Configuration Specialist  in  Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Trainer/Configuration Specialist in Warsaw, IN

    Pros

    Friendly environment with lots of potential growth.

    Cons

    Not being able to work remotely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    AMAZING

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Free food, amazing people, awesome leadership, upbeat atmosphere, massage rooms, fitness room, gaming rooms, casual dress....

    Cons

    There seriously isn't anything that I DON'T like about my job. Yodle is really that awesome and I love coming to work everyday! Not many people are able to say that about their job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The longest list of pros and cons I have ever had an one company.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Good environment, positive people. Good sales training initially. There is money to be made.

    Cons

    Ongoing training can vary widely depending on what team you are on. Ongoing training is left to your manager. Some are definitely better and more experienced than others. With the exception of a few people, the amount of cold calling is heavy and this really is a tough job, with a lot of ups and downs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest adding to the training department and having someone who is in charge of ongoing training and development. Managers have far too much to do to keep up with everybody and help everyone get to the next level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity if your a closer

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Great commission
    Great product
    Great training
    Great culture
    Benefits phenomenal

    Cons

    Sometimes clique when it comes to inbounds
    Low base but truly it is a commission life we choose

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DON'T mess it up

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Coming to Yodle has been a life-changing experience!

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and culture, great people, smart leadership that really values their employees.

    Cons

    Just like any sales job, there are ups and downs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to begin your sales career

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    Pros

    If you have very little to no sales experience, Yodle is a great place to learn what sales is about. Everything is scripted. The trainers are very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    One of the primary reasons I chose Yodle was because of the culture and fun environment. I saw a lot of employees that generated a lot of revenue for the company get fired for petty things, like tardiness. Its a game of politics and you have to be a "yes" man to survive. If they don't see you performing, they will let you weed yourself out. You have got to be extremely hungry to make it in this company. I also saw a lot of employees try to reach management positions and grow with the company, hit a lot of closed doors and short ceilings. The start-up feel is lost. Yodle has become this big company that has lost sight of the value of employees, the culture mimics that of a sweat shop, and they are out sourcing to St. Lucia to make even more money. You will be micromanage and the free food, is not worth eating. It's terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and ease up a little bit. Incorporate bi-weekly training's to help employees grow and learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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