Yodle Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Tons of contest, free lunch (The food at the Austin location just became amazing (in 30 reviews)

  • Enjoyable work environment (with the right manager) (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay sucks if you are not in sales, they have a pay to perform bonus with a weak 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

    Helpful (9)

    Simply put, phenomenal

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


  2. Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yodle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Chance for good money and lots of perks. Good training. Good first job or if your really good at closing a sale.

    Cons

    Had to be a certain type of person to enjoy the people and job.


  3. Fun place to work!

    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yodle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, great commission and benefits!

    Cons

    My only complaint is that cold calling wasn't for me. Other than that, I would have stayed there longer.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Best place to work phone sales in Austin

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yodle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for hard workers. Great environment and People! CEO is a great leader. Free Lunch. Foosball. Happy Hour Fridays. Super talented managers. Company values are sincere, realistic and true. I LOVE YODLE VALUES!

    Cons

    Pros and Cons are subjective. If ranked from 1 (low) to 10 (perfect) I think Cons to working in sales at Yodle is =<0.05 out of 10! e.g., Beat up Foosball and Pool tables. Bad to horrible Breakfast Tacos. Some days Free lunch is not so good either.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously consider having basic interaction with other departments as I suggested. More frequent interaction between departments can only benefit the company. Other than that, keep up the Great Work!


  6. Great to get your foot in the door of technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. People are great.

    Cons

    Training needs improvement. Expections are not upheld


  7. Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Sales Training. If you want to learn how to sell, this is the place. Widely recognized as one of the best places to learn sales. Great culture, in office massages every Tuesday, FREE lunch every day and happy hour every Friday. Some of my co-workers have made $10,000 in commission in one month.

    Cons

    This job is a grind. You will work harder than you ever thought was possible. You have to stay motivated and work hard and you will make more money than you thought was possible.

    Advice to Management

    Steer all of your products toward Communication Software plus Advertising instead of pay per click advertising.


  8. Great place to learn and grow

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yodle (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, Great training, Friendly atmosphere, room to grow, nice office

    Cons

    Only gets you started in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Teach more about the actually engines.


  9. Sales Reprensentative

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yodle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is really good!

    Cons

    the expectations compared to the leads given are kind of ridiculous

    Advice to Management

    clean your data pool


  10. Good place to build your sales chops

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great social culture -A lot of pretty cool contests -Good for entry level sales people to start building your sales iq

    Cons

    -As far as sales, it's definitely a boiler room. A lot of micro management as they want you to make 100 dials a day. -if you do not have think skin this is not for you. You will be hung up on, cussed out, and insulted on a daily basis. Personally that stuff doesn't bother me but be prepared for it. -The quality of the leads they provide is terrible. And unless your one of the top people there they won't allow you to find your own. -they don't allow any creativity. This is why I say it's good for entry level salespeople as they have an entire script and rebuttal system but as a veteran salesman some of it was not very good. But you get in trouble for not following it word for word.

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  11. Helpful (2)

    Boiler Room with free food !

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yodle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So , what can I say about Yodle? Free snacks, free soda , no dress code and a fun culture. High commissions.That's pretty much it.

    Cons

    THIS IS REAL SALES! The schedule is 8-5 M-F, NO EXCEPTIONS. There is no other shift.2 15 min breaks and a lunch. Everyone takes breaks and lunch at the same time.One thing to Yodle's credit is that they do not sugar coat what the job is when you start there. They tell you that " you will be making at least 150 cold-calls per day." The leads are pretty sub-par. You will have to self-source a lot. More than 80% of the staff is made up off people in their early to mid twenties which is fine if you know that going in. The job can be emotionally exhausting. Talking to 200+ people only to hear " No" every time. Everything is scripted and when a customer says "no" you have to take them through 5 rounds of rebuttals . It is very aggressive, high pressure sales. In training, you MUST read from the script. IF you have been in sales before and think," Oh , well I already have my own scripts and I will just say my stuff" forget about it. They fine you (take money from you ) for saying the wrong thing on the phone. Benefits are meh... takes 90 days to get, no 401k matching as they say that the commissions make up for that. I made a few sales while there and was the top person in my training class. However, the job just took too much out of me. I have sold before , but this was my first cold-calling job. I found myself dreading going everyday. The product is OK. Not sure how well it works , however it was pretty hard to be taken seriously by Dr's whom you're trying to sell when you have to say " Hi , this is XXXX form Yodle! Sounds cheesy. Again , this is not to bash the company in any way. They were nothing but upfront and honest about what the job actually entails day to day. If you really want to know what the job is going to be like watch Boiler Room or Wolf of Wall Street. It is pretty much the exact match ( minus the drugs , cursing and prostitutes) Not the money parts of those movies , but the calling parts Especially when they "close" people. I appreciated the opportunity , but the job was just not for me. If you are single and have nothing to lose and want to learn about REAL selling, this is the place to do it. If you have a family and are looking for work/life balance you want to consider something else. Not knowing if your family will be able to eat next week is a tough gig. They will tell you all throughout training that " there are people here making 100k a year reading these same scripts." This is a little far fetched. There are maybe 4 people doing that and they are not reading from the scripts you have. This company is going to peak very soon. There are only so many small businesses to call. Once that happens , see ya. $9.50 / hr is a tough pill to swallow.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare people more for the mental side of this job. You will weed out many people right from the start. Offer people different shifts. Create a little diversity at that place. 8-5 just does not work for every human being. I would have gladly worked earlier , but the option just is not there.



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