Yext YSA Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2020

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Yext CEO and Founder Howard Lerman
Howard Lerman
4 Ratings
  1. "Good job out of college"

    3.0
    Former Employee - YSA in New York, NY

    I worked at Yext full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Met great people. Adam Gussin was an incredible manager

    Cons

    Low salary, very high stress environment.

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  2. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - YSA in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yext full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll get to work with some of the smartest, most outgoing people on the planet

    Cons

    There is no longer a dedicated ping pong room


  3. Helpful (2)

    "YSA"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    YSA in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yext for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture is the #1 reason I accepted this job. It's young, upbeat, fast-paced, and innovative. There's always a smile walking past you in the hallway and optimism filling the building.

    Cons

    The sales training was one of the better training sessions I've been through, however the sales floor has high turn over. Employee morale & burn-out rates are closely correlated: low morale=high burn-out. The floor is so young because most people do leave SMB with 12-18 mos.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Needs work"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - YSA in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yext full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Seamless allowance, snacks, drinks, pizza/beer Fridays, office location, training.

    Cons

    Phones, phones, phones all day, they don't recommend even breaking for lunch (a lot eat at their desks), a lot of small business owners think it's a scam/don't have time to talk/don't call back, 40 sales in 40 days required.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Love this place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    YSA in New York, NY

    I have been working at Yext for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place for advancement

    Cons

    To many snacks and soda

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  6. "Great first job out of college"

    5.0
    Former Employee - YSA (Sales Associate) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yext full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The YSA position is a great first job out of college. The training is paid, you will learn how to sell, and the company culture is great. If you can sell, you can make good money. -paid training -company culture -inspiring CEO -lots of free food -benefits -beautiful office -great location

    Cons

    -Upward mobility is limited -No stock options

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Definitely not my scene, perfect for people who just want to sell."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - YSA in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Yext full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to get into! If you seriously want to be hired, just channel your inner Ke$ha and you're good to go. Most of the people are pretty nice, nobody is really "out to get you" as long as you don't end up with duplicate leads. They provide lunch, pay for happy hour (even though I would rather get more money than cheap booze and salty food, but hey, to each his own). The health benefit seemed good enough.

    Cons

    There seems to be no professional development, which leads to poor communication from lower management (mid level management was perfectly fine, possible too good for such a small operation and upper management was not really an issue for me) I am specifically talking about the team leads who clearly never opened a communications book and never learned about organizational behavior. To the person who thinks benefits are for 50 year olds: you're in the perfect place. Stay at Yext, you'd never make anywhere else. I think it is also important to point out that $50k is an unreasonably low salary when you're spending over 50 hours per week at work (which isn't even guaranteed, that's only if you consistently make sales and always hit above average numbers).

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  8. "Eh"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    YSA in New York, NY

    I worked at Yext

    Pros

    fun atmosphere NYC location casual dress young employees

    Cons

    actual job is a grind changing comp plan to prevent long-term residuals

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