'Fun, Lively' Culture at Yodle -- CareerBliss on Culture

Posted June 06, 2013

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If you visit one of the offices of online marketing company Yodle, you’ll hear music playing. Depending on the time of day, you may hear sales teams chanting. And if you’re at the Austin office, chances are you’ll hear the reverberation of gongs heralding new sales.

It’s all part of Yodle’s “fun, lively culture,” says Ben Rubenstein, cofounder of the company that has grown in the last eight years from having just a handful of employees to having more than 1,000 across six states.

Throughout Yodle’s growth, maintaining its culture has been at the forefront.

“Culture is a constant conversation,” Rubenstein says. “From Day 1, it was critical.”

For instance, Yodle has a fulltime Queen of Culture, who has gotten so busy that she is now assisted by a Princess of Culture. A dedicated culture budget funds parties and other events. And Yodle scales its culture across multiple offices through cross-office contests and other initiatives.

“We work a lot,” Rubenstein says, “and we play a lot, too.”

Yodle Values

culture at yodleYodle, and its culture, is guided by six core values:

  • Customers rule
  • Keep your word
  • Question authority
  • Treat others with respect
  • It can be done – just do it
  • Commit yourself to greatness

“We’ve created an environment where you can own your ideas and run with them, no matter where you happen to fall on the org chart,” the company website says. “Our promise to Yodle employees is that you will always have the opportunity to make an impact, the environment to learn, the freedom to grow and the ability to create.”

Yodle Perks

The perks of working at Yodle are many. To name just a few:

  • Free food
  • Games at the office
  • Personal productivity budgets for the tech team
  • Contests with great prizes (like exotic trips)
  • Flexible time off
  • Casual environment
  • Growth opportunities

Employees Love Yodle

culture at yodleI love the people. The satisfaction of making a difference in someone’s life is more important than the financial aspect. There is no better feeling than watching someone grow before your eyes into something they never believed they could be, because they applied what I took the time to teach them. – Corey Crone, Yodle sales manager

The environment and culture of the workplace bar none is the most enjoyable factor of my employment. Being surrounded by leadership that always has my best interest at heart and having the ability to learn such a large amount of information on my own time – while being driven by performance and competition – really fuels my growth and career. – Marcos Dominguez, Yodle sales manager

The team dynamic in the Yodle Quality/Training Department is the best I’ve ever seen top to bottom in any company I’ve ever worked for. – Patrick Koeke, Yodle QA supervisor

In general people spend a lot of time thinking about how they can do things better and then effectively implement positive changes. – Greg Aponte, Yodle quantitative developer

Read more on the Yodle company blog post

Yodle Awards

  • Best Places to Work in Austin – 2013
  • Best Companies to Work for in New York – 2013
  • Forbes: America’s Most Promising Companies (28) -- 2013
  • Hottest Companies in New York (73) – 2012
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (48) – 2012
  • SAI digital 100 (93) -- 2012
  • Inc. 500 (137) – 2011

See a full list here


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