Valley Yellow Pages Reviews in San Francisco, CA | Glassdoor

Valley Yellow Pages San Francisco Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Then 6-12 months later, upper management would repeat same idea and be applauded (in 5 reviews)

  • Some sales reps had unfair advantages in terms of reserving new business accounts (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Yellow Pages Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Valley Yellow Pages full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great B2B training. On the job training made me successful sales person. Income potential and commissions were good.

    Cons

    Company was a die hard print product with no intentions to grow into the digital age.

    Advice to Management

    Expand company products.


  2. "Lots of Pressure"

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Valley Yellow Pages full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training, flexibility of scheduling

    Cons

    Some sales reps had unfair advantages in terms of reserving new business accounts. This was not addressed by management and put everyone else in sales at a disadvantage.


  3. "Print Media reboot"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valley Yellow Pages full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to work out in the field. Meeting business owners one on one.

    Cons

    Expect you out in the field 100%, frowned on being in the office even to make and set appointments.

    Advice to Management

    Business owners prefer to meet with a set appointment. Print Media is now a very small part of a business owners overall marketing budget. Need more Internet/SEO gen options.


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  5. "Good people, hard to sell product"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valley Yellow Pages full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning experience, good people that believe in you, flexible schedule. You get what you put into it. Management comprised of seasoned professionals.

    Cons

    The product is dated and old. Imagine trying to sell print, yellow page ads near the Silicon Valley. Expectations were too high for this product in a digital world ran by people who've never had to use the product. It's like trying to sell VCRs.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to evolve and have other offerings.


  6. "Excellent company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Vallejo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valley Yellow Pages full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours! Monday through friday weekends off. you can actually make more then 100k a year! and I really mean it not like other sales job. Examples: Car sales, Solar.

    Cons

    Constant reject from clients but that comes with any sales job.
    No cons really.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was awesome! Joe was my best manager I have ever had and was overall a great experience.


  7. "Fraudulent Company, High Turnover - a sinking ship full of denial"

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    Former Employee - Outside B2B Sales in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Outside B2B Sales in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valley Yellow Pages full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Be your own boss - sort of.

    Cons

    Low pay, ineffective training and management, no moral fiber, employees are expendable, high turnover. The company refuses to update with technology. The book visibly shrinks every year, but they will tell you that it continues growing 10 - 20 % annually. No designated sales territories; they flood an area with 20-30 salespeople all fighting against each other for the same sales. They encourage poaching and offer little support. Do not contact HR. They will get rid of you if you show any signs of enforcing your legal rights.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers, be honest with employees. Welcome and implement technology. Make use of territories instead of the current feeding frenzy.


  8. "selling the plague is hard"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valley Yellow Pages full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great training for outside sales

    Cons

    no leads just the people you may know that own their own business


  9. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valley Yellow Pages full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home, good benefits, provided with laptop, cell phone, 4G hotspot.

    Cons

    There is disconnect between sales reps and corporate (office is located in Fresno, CA). It's hard to voice yourself and your concerns because of this.


  10. "Not a Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valley Yellow Pages full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I cannot think of anything positive to say about this company except that the sales training was very well put together.

    Cons

    After a two week training, the company then sends you to your office were you are given a sales goal but no additional training on how to deal with the clients. You are given brand new clients that have never had advertisements before and set up to fail.

    Advice to Management

    To make the Account Executives feel like they could get their first sale give them both new and renewal accounts to work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A windtunnel"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bonuses, Time off when you need it (depending on your manager), Freedom during a time frame to work on your own, a good start in sales, a fun environment, good accociates

    Cons

    Company has a bad reputation in the past with ripping customers off from dishonest sales reps, too anal about clocking in, too much on our place including (making our own cold calls, prepping for presentations, presentations for clients, closing deals, following up, premising, damage control, complete paperwork) for the little amount we get paid; too time consuming; not enough time to prep, management kicks sales reps out of the office when not ready; not enough support from management, not enough help for management; under paid, management is overpaid for sitting in the office all day, out dated marketing material, company doesn't invest into "effective" marketing material

    Advice to Management

    Praising your hard working employees for what they do well, not beating them up; higher salary and commissions; hiring a inside sales staff, update marketing material, have customers paper made easier and less time consuming for the sales rep, let sales reps stay in the office for as long as their ready to leave.



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