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Whitepages Reviews

Updated June 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Another important "pro" of working here is that I have a great work life balance" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Tech perks: snacks, booze, happy hours, catered lunches" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "No 401K match, but there are stock options and WP pays all 401K admin fees for employees" (in 11 reviews)

  • "No 401k match, but other benefits (i" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced and growing company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Plenty of career development and learning opportunities; the company reimburses classes you may want to take
    -Senior leadership that truly values each employee and will be on the front lines with you
    -Strong culture with free Friday lunches and happy hours; there's free beer and lots of free swag like T-shirts and hats
    -Everyone here works hard, is motivated, and great team players
    -The work you do really makes an impact on the company; everyone here touches and influences revenue
    -Unlimited PTO and flexibility in working from home

    Cons

    -No 401k match, but other benefits (i.e. healthcare) are there
    -Sometimes there are many competing priorities that are difficult to balance, creating long hours

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to invest in your employees, and good things will continue to happen


  2. "Good for entry-level sales; steer clear if experienced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart folks in product and marketing was getting better focus. Good collaborative work environment. Good opportunity to learn about selling data and API's. Complicated sales cycle which is good for someone who is curious as you will work with a lot business units to get a deal closed. Office is nice with free snacks and drinks.

    Cons

    New CEO brought in folks that worked for him at previous company. Suddenly people became Director's that had never managed a team before. There was also a burgeoning "bro" culture settling in the sales org as the leadership were friends prior to joining the company. Inexperience in the leadership ranks led to poor sales planning and unrealistic goal setting. Teams were created and discarded as a result. A lot of talented people left that other companies would be thrilled to have. If you are fresh out of college and looking for first role in the tech industry, give them a shot. If you have experience, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the people you put in leadership roles are ready.

  3. "Great people, decent perks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whitepages full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay for health care premiums! Matching charitable donations

    Cons

    “Unlimited” pto... no 401k match


  4. "Great People, Exciting Outlook - Keep the Momentum."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Smart, creative people who make the office a fun and engaging place to work.
    -Accessible leadership who are transparent about company performance and positioning.
    -Exciting vision of global expansion with aggressive benchmarks being met.
    -Great place to take on as much, or more, than you can chew. Ambition and drive are rewarded.

    Cons

    -Compared to the tech giants of Seattle, pay is below average across the board regardless of role.
    -Higher turnover than most companies of similar size.
    -Depending on the department, a lack of career path (a contributor to higher turnover).

    Advice to Management

    What does being a global company look like? Is it a "+1" in front of the number on your business card? Paint the picture and motivation for excellence will continue. You've got great people here, outline career paths and keep them around.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Needs more experienced leadership"

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

    I worked at Whitepages full-time

    Pros

    Good, smart, hardworking people.

    Cons

    Leadership sets aggressive revenue goals without the support or resources to accomplish them. They reward people for volume of work, but not strategic thinking or execution.


  6. "Great People and Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Whitepages hires the best people. Not only from a technical capabilities standpoint but people who are enjoyable to be around. Small teams give the ability give everyone the opportunity to follow through on our corporate values of owning projects and seeing them through. Just a great place to show up to work every day.

    Cons

    Small focused teams don't always allow for unstructured time and side projects.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Opportunity With Tough Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good opportunity to move up quickly
    -amazing office with snacks/amenities provided

    Cons

    -long work hours
    -contentious work environment

    Advice to Management

    -improve on the work/life balance and the rest will follow

  8. "Excellent! I love this company!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitepages full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Everyone is friendly and helpful. No office politics. The CEO Rob's desk is among other employees'.
    - Good work/life balance
    - Good office management!
    - Team events such as kayaking and room escape.
    - Among five IT company's job offers, I chose Whitepages.
    - With the ORCA card provided by the company, I pay almost zero for the daily commute.
    - Hackathon!!! My manager encouraged me to join the hackathon even when there were a lot of normal work to do. Non-tech people were also encouraged to join.

    Cons

    - Can't think of any except not matching 401k.


  9. "Small team, big opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitepages full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of fun reasons to work at Whitepages, many of them outlined in previous reviews. Whitepages has a casual, laid back, start up type culture. We have bi-weekly catered lunches followed by an All Hands meeting, free snacks/drinks, a kegerator and bar in office for Happy Hours, onsite massages, and a fantastic open office space.

    What truly sets Whitepages apart, for me, is the opportunity to learn and grow professionally that is offered here. We are a small team, and therefore you need to roll up your sleeves, wear a lot of hats, and take ownership to get things done. In less than a year I have learned more and done more in my role here than I could have done in 2+ years with a bigger company. Whitepages encourages this growth in it's employees not just in the autonomy given to it's employees, but also with a learning and development stipend to be spent on continuing education. If you want to be surrounded by smart, talented professionals who will push you to improve and grow - Whitepages is a great fit.

    I also appreciate the transparency from Whitepages leadership. There are no offices here, the CEO and CFO sit with the team. Our CEO sends weekly emails updating the team on what's going on, and we get insight into the business and different projects during our Bi-Weekly All Hands meetings.

    Cons

    No 401K match, but there are stock options and WP pays all 401K admin fees for employees.


  10. "All In"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented team that is truly invested in the success of the company and is passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    No 401k match at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on long term growth


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