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Cold calling on business in order to provide advertising
Advertising Consultant /Sr. Sales Supervisor (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 30, 2017
Cold calling on businesses

Daily operations of several business in the Silicon Valley

Work place was healthy

Account retention

Gaining new accounts.
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I loved the money!
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, CAOctober 14, 2017
It was a lot of work and very competitive and fast paced with very long hours. I loved the earning potential, if you work hard, you can make excessive amounts of money.
Pros
Excessive earning potential
Cons
extreme hours and dedication required
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production assistant
Production II (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAOctober 2, 2017
data entry, proofreading of ads for accuracy. review of annual contracts to ensure proper pricing for services provided. daily entry of data to ensure all phone directories are current and accurate
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outside sales job
Account Representative (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CASeptember 20, 2017
The are many things to deal with as a outside sales person. It requires a adjustment all the time because business owners are always busy. There is the fun part of the job is that always meeting with new people and learning from what people want from your product.
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Horrible place
Production Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAAugust 20, 2017
This was the easiest job I've ever had but the management was so bad I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. the pay wasn't bad, but again the management. Bunch of women managers( I am a woman) who cross boundaries daily, cheat on their husbands with other husbands, thank God not mine ;) They'll be closed soon anyway who reads phone books anymore?
Pros
money
Cons
Pam Armstrong, Yvonne Tamayo, Chris Lopez
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No comment
Field Marketing Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CAAugust 6, 2017
Typical day at work is making calls and visiting clients or potential clients. In addition, filling out contracts and inputting information in the system.
Pros
Meeting new diverse people/clients
Cons
Compensation constantly changed
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fast paced, expanding company
Production Assistant III (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAAugust 4, 2017
I started there at a pretty young age and moved up fairly quickly. The hardest part of the job was how the sales force was always put ahead of the corporate employees.
Pros
stable work
Cons
poor management in my department
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ok company, pay is not the best
Account executive (Current Employee) –  Stockton, CAJune 26, 2017
pay is not the best, the flexibility is awesome and management is pretty professional and are always there if you need anything. it is a pretty small company.
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Great place to learn the fundamentals of outside sales.
Media Consultant (Former Employee) –  Salida, CAMarch 22, 2017
It was a great opportunity to learn from some of the best sales people I know. It was exciting to be part of such a motivating team and dive into a "Hunter" sales role.
Pros
positive work enviornment
Cons
stressful meeting quotas at times.
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competitive, challenging, opportunities
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Walnut Creek, CAMarch 21, 2017
You are your own boss. What you put in will determine outcome of your performance. Not everyone can make it, even if you put a lot of hours into it. You'd need a lot of motivation with determination to make it in this industry.

If you have a weak mind, you will not make it. It's the tough market when your product is old fashion publication against an army of digital marketing sources that your clients have access to bring in new customers of their own.
Pros
opportunities
Cons
publication against digital marketing
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Rewarding, Interesting, Good compensation
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAOctober 2, 2016
Make sure what your selling is needed and can sell itself. Very hard to live on commission only. You have alot of freedom. Flexible working hours. 6 months of traveling out of town. Alot of miles & wear & tear on your car.
Pros
Alot of freedom, Great Benifits, paid mileage
Cons
No job security, commission only, alot of traveling out of town, alot of miles & wear & tear on your car no expense account
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Overall good Place to work
Directory Services Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fresno caSeptember 20, 2016
This was an okay company to work for. They have a lot of fun. Holiday celebrations, bonuses, benefits, raises and decent pay. They have done a few large layoffs and seem to be struggling.
Pros
Great work atmosphere and pay
Cons
Multiple layoff history
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Great place to start learning abut sales
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CAJuly 7, 2016
For the most part your co-workers are great and you will learn a lot about sales. But it is a cut throat and there are lots of turnover. You can make great commission but have to be very thick skinned.
Pros
Lots of flexibility
Cons
Sink or swim environment
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Clock in and Clock Out
Production Assistant/Proofreader (Current Employee) –  Fresno, CAFebruary 17, 2016
Laid back environment. Family-like feel to the company. Clock in. Work. Clock Out. Good benefits offered. Flexible bosses. Easy to balance work and family life working there.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
No Job Security
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Overall a great work enviorment.
Customer Representative/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAJanuary 22, 2016
Supervisor kept the team motivated and happy to thrive in daily tasks. Many tasks required a detail oriented person to over see the daily agenda, with direct contact and communication with other account executives.
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Productive
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAJanuary 15, 2016
Valley Yellow Pages is a great company to work. This industry of phonebooks still works but it is slowly dying. Need to focus on a career I can have for life.
Pros
Loyal advertisers.
Cons
Industry is slowly dying
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Excellent Place to Work and Grow
Manager/Coporate Trainer (Former Employee) –  Chico, CAOctober 21, 2015
Up until recent years, this place was an excellent place to work and grow and evolve as a leader in business.

Recent times and technology has made this industry near impossible to continue forward and attain greater levels of success, promotion, and learning.
Pros
Excellent people and benefits
Cons
Has become an outdated, underused industry
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Nice company hard product to sell
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Los Altos, CASeptember 13, 2015
I learned all about cold calling, and following up on a lead. It was a hard job but I took important skills from it. Print was the most difficult product I have ever had to sell.
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At one time one could make money selling
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  San Luis Obispo, CASeptember 9, 2015
Yellow Page Advertising has gone to the age of computers and iPhones and at one time this was a great company to work for. The company has a few successful directories still and they keep publishing.
Pros
some job flexibility
Cons
a dying industry
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Fast paced environment
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Walnut Creek, CASeptember 2, 2015
Set up sales calls, prepared art work for adds, made presentations and sold advertising space. Co-workers were helpful. "Boiler room" management style. At times, very vocal and unethical approaches for obtaining results.
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