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On average, employees at YellowBook give their company a 3.9 rating out of 5.0 - which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest YellowBook employees are Account Executives submitting an average rating of 4.7 and Account Representatives with a rating of 4.1.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 31 YellowBook Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.5
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
3.9
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
4.0
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YellowBook Employee

"New owners are only interested in squeezing every last dime out of the company before turning off the lights. Used to be a great place, it's just a hollow shell today."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Digital Sales Specialist

"I loved working with Yellowbook. I am a permanent resident of Colorado. I had family health emergency in Iowa. I decided to stay a while and work in Iowa. I was thankful to find a great company to work for temporarily."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
YellowBook (81)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is iCIMS (9)
2.3 Lowest Rated in this Industry is adMarketplace (6)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,002)
Media Consultant

"I'd like to move onto something more challenging, and while this was a good experience, I'd like something a little more fast-paced. Thanks for the opportunity."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Media Consultant

"Satisfying"

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"You have the opportunity to meet new people every day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Sell your self in the interview. If you are unable to sell your self, the person interviewing you may rightfully believe you'll be unable to sell the products."

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"There isn't anything I don't like about Yellowbook, USA or Hibu, USA"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work. You work hard and it's appreciated."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Account Representative

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"The people I worked with are quality and many have remained friends."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The comapny is still going through changes but things are getting better,especially in Irvine"

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"The company was going through major changes and reorganization ."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Things happened slow from Corporate but reps had to react and chnage to rapidly."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Area Manager

"Excellent! I trained and developed sales professionals."

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"Freedom to get the job done. Teaching others how to be successful in sales."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know as much about the company that you can before coming to the interview."

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"Phone books are not used much anymore. This is a dying industry."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should stop trying to spin the numbers for better ROI on their products. The truth always wins."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Media Sales Consultant

"It was great opportunity to learn my cold calling skills."

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"My co-workers were really genuine, fun, and made work really enjoyable."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"To stay positive during slow sales quarters and getting issues resolved."

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"Higher management didn't have a lot knowledge with the changes that were happening within the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Higher management needed to be more motivating, and interactive with the teams they managed."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
YellowBook Employee

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"The team, the poeple, the job is interesting, cafeteria in building"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Not sure if I like this place yet, although the team is very good, and I enjoy working with my colleagues, the work is not all that inspiring or fun. But then it is work, and the pay pretty well."

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"The commute, the lack of privacy in the work spaces."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would reward the technical people more. Not so sales oriented in hr outlook"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Corporate Communications Manager

"I loved Yellowbook."

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"The possibility for career advancement. The fact that there was always opportunity to grow within the company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest. Promise a lot and deliver more. That would be my tip."

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"Moral had been down for the past few years, due to changes in company culture. Their revenues had been going down year over year, due to the perception that know reads the Yellow Pages anymore. Hence, they had to lay off a lot of employees."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I think they are doing the best they can in the current environment."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Inside Sales Representative

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"I liked that fact that is gave me a chance to get some sales experience."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would suggest that they talk about how great they are in selling advertising."

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"I didn't like that it was inside sales and I didn't have a chance to meet with customers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to find ways to improve the quality of their product in the digital age."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Digital Media Specialist

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"Flexible schedules, Laid back atmosphere, able to work out during work hours"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask very specific details and don't get caught up in the smoke and mirrors they put in front of you"

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"Unrealistic goals, managers often lie about compensation, product we sell is very ineffective, very low pay"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get more feedback from employees, stop lying to them, reward high performing employees, set realistic goals"

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Advertising Representative

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"I liked consulting businesses and helping them with all of their Advertising Needs as well as looking at their business as a whole and making the appropriate recommendations. I loved the experience & training I received in SEO, SEM, Websites as well as Ad Creation and all of the different channels (Creative & Directional) and the methodologies & best practices that a business could effectively implement to be successful."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would recommend that they try to focus on the digital marketing and although print is still a large revenue source, digital is where they are going to have the highest ROI and make the largest commissions and see the most rewards from a personal level when they can watch their customers achieve (and surpass) their objectives with effective campaigns."

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"Compensation Plan. I was told that if a Representative obtained their quota that a certain income was achievable. I surpassed quotas and that income level was not even close."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To have a more favorable compensation plan in place for their Representatives and that would reduce the high turn-over rate in their organization. They spend a lot of time with training and employee retention should be valued with an utmost importance as well as placing a larger emphasis on customer satisfaction vs. end user satisfaction primarily."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Media Consultant

"Low base, high pressure, long road to make good $"

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"Business owners perception is print yellow pages is dead, just ask AT&T who sold their product. The other product offerings are good, but pricey and the image of Yellowbook has some tarnish to it."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you are young, with a fire in your belly, give it a shot. Who knows, you may actually be one who may stick. If you are a veteran sales person between jobs, or looking for a career change, there are most definitely other positions you should consider."

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"Too much emphasis is placed on bringing in new business, which is often mis-sold with the wrong, or poorly placed program, causing early cancelations. The pressure to produce new sales, or be fired, couple with micro managment and favoritism, causes high turnover. In a year and a half only 2 reps of a 10 person team are the same. The amount of time it would take for a veteran salesperson to make real money is far from satisfactory and not a good fit."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Take care of your current customers first, concentrating on that revenue and servicing them, and you will have to sell less new business and can sell them properly. Have a pay plan based on achieving going over last years revenue and not juggling the numbers as they are now, which are quite misrepresentative of actual results. They are a class action suit waiting to happen."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Media Consultant

"Learned a lot about the multI media industry"

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"I enjoyed the relationships I developed over time with my customers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would tell them that working for this company means that you are never looked upon as family but just numbers."

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"How the company decided to cut our man power in half as well as our salary with no warning."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To keep in mind that your sales people is what drives your business."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sales Consultant

"Minimal ongoing training, high managment turnover, low product confidence"

What do you like about working at YellowBook?

"Ability to work at my own pace. Also became well acquainted with my coworkers"

What don't you like about working at YellowBook?

"There was a high managment turnover rate. The ongoing training in regards to sales, products and services was minimal. Some of there products such as Yellowbook ads and direct mail is outdated or ineffective."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus more consistently training on our sales cycle and products/services. Hire more managers that are motivational and inspire the sales team to"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

YellowBook Reviews FAQs

Is YellowBook a good company to work for?

YellowBook has an overall rating of 3.9 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 31 YellowBook Review Ratings left anonymously by YellowBook employees, which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 97% of employees would recommend working at YellowBook.

Does YellowBook pay their employees well?

YellowBook employees earn $55,000 annually on average, or $26 per hour, which is 17% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 3 YellowBook employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find YellowBook Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a YellowBook?

97% of employees would recommend working at YellowBook with the overall rating of 3.9 out of 5. Employees also rated YellowBook 3.5 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.9 for Rewards You Receive, 3.5 for Growth Opportunities and 3.9 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at YellowBook?

According to our data, the highest paying job at YellowBook is a Assistant VP of Technology at $181,000 annually. Browse YellowBook Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at YellowBook?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at YellowBook is a Distributor at $20,000 annually. Browse YellowBook Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at YellowBook?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at YellowBook to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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