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"Good First Sales Position"

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

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

Pros

Let me start off by saying there is a difference between 'Sales Representative' & 'Sales Development Representative':

- If you're looking for a career in sales, this place will toughen you up

- Co-workers are great & everyone is approachable(including the CEO)

- Free lunch everyday

- Everything is electronic & easy to use

- Management is great and really want to help, so don't be afraid to ask them anything

- If you succeed and enjoy being an SDR at Yodle, you should do well at any inside sales job

- Happy hour every Friday

Cons

- As an SDR your sole duty is calling 90-100 small/medium sized businesses a day using a list given to you at the beginning of the day

- Since so many SDR employees call 90-100, high-earning sectors become saturated and run out quicker than other sectors

- You set appointments for the sales reps and never close the deal

- Building a relationship with a customer is useless since you'll never talk to them again once the deal is completed

- You're taught 70-80% of the product (that's for the sales reps to know)

- Structured 15 minute breaks everyday the day

- Not as stressful as being a sales rep (that's not top 25 in the company), but still very stressful

- REALLY high turnover

- Base pay is very low

- In the end, your commission is based on the sales rep closing the deal

Advice to Management

- Keep hiring great people, but make sure they're prepared for the position

- Give the SDRs a bit more training

- Increase the base pay

- Work on reducing turnover

- Keep up the great work environment

Other Employee Reviews for Yodle

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Awful Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of many. Most people you work with are cool

    Cons

    Toxic Environment
    Terrible Leadership
    Micro managing to a "T". It was ridiculous
    You were yelled at for getting up out of your seat, if you weren't dialing every second of every day
    Hours. I was working from 8a to 7p sometimes 9 pm routinely. It wasn't enough. weekends were expected as well.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully they've changed since 2009. I left and have been at the same company since. I wouldn't recommend working at Yodle to my worst enemy.


  2. "Great Pl;ace to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great pay for performers.

    Cons

    Hard work, time of hurts your numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your talent base

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