Yodle Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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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

    5 people found this helpful

    Simply put, phenomenal

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    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. I learned a lot of invaluable information about sales.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yodle

    Pros

    Very rewarding. Commission structure is very lucrative.

    Cons

    They say that challenging authority is welcomed. But its really not. They are not transparent with employees. The turnover rate amongst employees is deplorable. Very stressful. Working everyday in fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to cut down high turnover amongst employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Toxic environment unless you're very young

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    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer

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

    Pros

    Fun culture if you're just out of college and like nerf guns and beer. Good place to get experience. Decent pay if you're salaried.

    Cons

    If you work on the product and marketing team, it's often a mess, and people's egos get in the way of truly doing good work. There are a few good people in there, but more often than not, you spend your day dealing with self proclaimed "specialists" who use a lot of marketing and technology buzz words but really just aren't very skilled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your product. You can't just focus on sales forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Sales Representative

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

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

    Pros

    -Phenomenal training
    -Amazing office culture
    -High energy

    Cons

    The job. Inside sales is not something I'd done before. It takes an incredible amount of determination and "stick-to-it-tiveness." Getting cussed out and hung up on was humorous at first, but it quickly wore on me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great for a first sales job..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Yodle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture.
    Amazing contests!
    Amazing payout

    If you are right out of college looking for sales 101 this is the job for you. I had so much fun and learned a lot in terms of beginning sales skills. if you are old school and looking for the ability to hone in on your consultative sales skills... move on. Very rewarding for a new and up in coming sales professional... not for the faint of heart!

    Cons

    Super low base.( high Pay out) work hard and you can absolutely make sweet money here.
    Robotic procedure. But efficient.
    High Rejection rate. Apply if you have guts.. if you don't go find a cushy job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think this would do anything... Hint. Hint.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Stop the endless rallies, meetings and dumb mandatory meetings.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work when you actually get to work.

    Cons

    Too much time spent on attending Town Hall, Bi-Monthly, Trimester, Quarterly, Cheer leading for nothing meetings. We are understaffed and being drug away from WORK to watch this boring junk, then getting back to a HUGE BACKLOG of work -it's insane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the pep rallies, make employees accountable for meeting fair workloads rather than being allowed to dump work on other offices because they are too lazy to do the work themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Fast paced, highly energetic, LOTS of money to be made!!!

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

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

    Pros

    Very fun atmosphere, positive energy amongst most peers, you can honestly make $4000-$5000 paychecks every two weeks once you finally "figure it out"...

    Cons

    Company growing so fast in Scottsdale, AZ that top sales representatives are beening put into management positions with no "management experience" which hurts team and individual performance when you need help because they have never managed a team before and don't know how to demonstate effective and/or productive coaching to a team with a variety of personalities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a stronger management development program to help mold top sales representatives into stronger leaders of future Yodle sales teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Boiler Room meets Wolf of Wall Street

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

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

    Pros

    Great cold-calling and phone sales training

    Cons

    Micromanaged like a hawk. Base salary is meager, so in weeks where you don't sell, you make next-to-nothing. Prospects already called 10+ by other Yodle reps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take on less salespeople and increase the base salary so you can provide more one-on-one training to the reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Loved my coworkers, job not so much.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    There are some amazing people who work for these guys... Smart, creative and funny. The culture is a work hard, play hard kinda feel which is cool to see in the 00's.

    Cons

    The product is broken. Results are over promised and often under delivered. It's not the best solution for different client segments, regardless of possible work abounds or other shady ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your product. Drop the sell or die mentality. Keep offering the flex PTO, keep people smiling. Stop offering SEO - you don't have the capacity to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    HARD WORK and the ability to trust will Pay Off

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    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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