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Yodle Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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Pros
  • They provide a free lunch with a decent menu and always have a salad bar (in 105 reviews)

  • Fun work environment, if you're focused it can be an amazing job (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Growth opportunities are less, Low base salary, long work hours, poor retention policy (in 34 reviews)

  • Overcoming objections, company cold-call reputations, etc (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growing fast"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yodle (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard charging environment set to do the work required to succeed in a tough market. Growth was astronomical during this period.

    Cons

    Can be exhausting.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Be paid handsomely if you can hack it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The majority of employees are bright and friendly
    Free beer
    Great amenities
    Great commission rate.
    Gives back to the community on monthly basis.
    Parties are great.
    Great sales training

    Cons

    Cold calling esp in the SEO industry is brutal.
    The leads when they are correct, have been called to death.
    The negative reviews make it incredibly difficult to make sales.
    Frat boy atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Reexamine/reorganize Data. Manage your energy wisely on all your associates, cultivate talent even when you did see it right away. Hire more diverse personalities. Dismantle cliques. Work on transparency.

  3. "Great first sales job"

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

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

    Pros

    great intro into a sales position

    Cons

    boiler room type of environment


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really relaxed work environment where everyone cares about the product and you're given a lot of creative freedom. Flat structure.

    Cons

    Sort of low on the pay-scale


  5. "Yodle Austin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yodle full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, free lunch, food trucks on a regular basis

    Cons

    Fair share of turnover especially in sales


  6. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is very friendly and open

    Cons

    It is a telemarketing job and they DO NOT make that clear when applying. They have a tendency to set people up for failure and have an extremely high turn over rate.


  7. "Cold calling and more cold calling"

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

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

    Pros

    Cool people
    Fun environment
    Free food

    Cons

    Long hours
    Bad pay
    Small amount of freedom
    High volume of cold calling

    Advice to Management

    More freedom and less cold calling

  8. "Ever changing work environment"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yodle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible
    Bright colleagues
    Challenging projects with great support system
    Dynamic environment

    Cons

    Low pay
    Leadership attrition
    Acquisition pains
    Communication across business channels
    Technology woes


  9. "If you want sales/cold calling experience then give it a shot because they will hire you."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yodle full-time

    Pros

    - The free lunch is decent. The lunch lady recycles about a dozen different entrees and they are reasonably made for being cafeteria food. Sometimes it's best just to get the grilled chicken though. The salad is bar is also fresh so that's good.

    - The bathrooms are surprisingly clean. They have this repair man that always keeps up with reparations around the office.

    - There is plenty of transparency. You are given a fair chance to reach goals and they will give you a heads up as to when you will get fired if your aren't being consistent.

    - Web.com is bringing some better, less hated products to the table.

    Cons

    - People usually quit before they are fired. About 20% of the people they hire find some success. After 7 months of being there I was the longest serving employee (apart from my manager) on my team.

    - High pressure sales with a very mediocre product. The Yodle product is hard to believe in as it has not been updated in years and doesn't perform as prommised.

    - Clients churn all the time and you have to pay back your commission on those sales. Those who are very successful (because they pressure sell and get fed leads) end up having to work just to pay back their commission.

    - It get's boring when you aren't selling.

    - Unless you are a top performer who gets fed leads you probably won't be making much more than $35k-$40k per year.

    Advice to Management

    Lower the price of the packages or make huge improvements to it. There are way too many good options out there for far less.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a very extensive training program that last ruffly a month. Most people are friend and the managers are very knowledgeable. You get a base salary on top of commission. They do a great job on providing additional training to develop your product expertise as well as s a lot of segment training. They provide a free lunch with a decent menu and always have a salad bar. They have happy hour after work every Friday and the atmosphere is always upbeat.

    Cons

    Cold calling. Its a two call close witch means you have to set up an appointment with the customer so you can do a presentation online with them. If you dont meet your sales goals more than two months in a row you are gone or not showing enough effort. You have to typically work more than 8 hours and be there 6 days a week for you to be able to make it. Your not provided with the best equipment to do your job so sometimes customers can hear your co-works or managers parrioting you.It is better if you buy your own headset but a good cost a few hundred bucks. You have to source your own leads otherwise you get some pretty burnt or crappy leads.

    Advice to Management

    Get better headsets for everyone even if they are not top reps. Set clearer expectations on what is required of employees to avoid turnaround.


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