Yodle Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
167 Reviews

3.3
167 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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  1.  

    Great 8 Months

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

    I worked at Yodle full-time for less than a year

    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.  

    Sales

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

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

    Pros

    energy is high - free drinks!!! all you have to do is read the script - actually memorize the script and all rebuttals
    huge change in the way we approach customers - much much better than past
    o-yea free drinks and happy hour on fridays

    Cons

    pressure to make your numbers is unreal - lot of change with company going public - lot of turn over - out of training class of 18 after a year only 2 left

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nil

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fight to stay alive

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

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

    Pros

    There really is a lot of money to be made. If you are in sales, then there is no where else you should be. Very pure transnational sales environment. On top of that you are cold calling businesses in the middle of their workday. It really is a great product, great place to work (when you are closing deals)

    Cons

    LOW base pay (absurdly low)
    Hard closing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sales process works, but I think it would work best if the sale was more consultative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Change in sales focus is disturbing

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

    I worked at Yodle full-time for less than a year

    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
  6.  

    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

    I worked at Yodle full-time for less than a year

    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
  7.  

    revr

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

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

    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
  8.  

    Scripted robots bullying small business

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

    I worked at Yodle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some good employees make it somewhat bearable. I guess beer on Fridays (after you are off) and free lunch (if you like processed meat-like cafeteria food)

    Cons

    Every aspect of this place is scripted. You ask a trainer a question and if it is not in his script he memorized you will get something not even pertaining.

    Cold-calls all day to people that can't afford the service, and if they politely try and say no you berate them with pages upon pages of rebuttles until they are worn down. Super sketchy sales practices, lying to business owners telling them it is not a "contract" yet they are charged and prevented from cancelling, so they will be auto charged monthly. Great job for someone without a soul.

    Don't let the sales managers fool you with money to be made. They provide you with a lot of hypotheticals, but when it comes down to it, you won't become rich here. 20k base and avg sale commission in the low $300s (and you wont be making sales daily...trust me)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to interviewees and stop lying to yourselves. This is a glorified call-center with a bunch of young people with no real world experience telemarketing to 1 person businesses.

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

    Pleasant

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    Former Employee - Trainer/Configuration Specialist  in  Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - Trainer/Configuration Specialist in Warsaw, IN

    I worked at Yodle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment with lots of potential growth.

    Cons

    Not being able to work remotely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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

    I worked at Yodle full-time for less than a year

    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
  11.  

    AMAZING

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

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

    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

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