Yext Employee Reviews about "growing pains"

Updated Jan 15, 2020

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Yext CEO and Founder Howard Lerman
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207 Ratings
Pros
  • "A lot of perks(free lunch being one of the best ones)(in 26 reviews)

  • "Amazing people, collegiate culture, relaxed work environment, fast-paced work(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some expected growing pains of becoming a larger startup(in 8 reviews)

  • "Long hours of WAITING for a reply(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best Place to Work award genuinely deserved"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • A culture of inclusion for all levels and identities • Extremely competitive compensation packages • Industry leader and visionary that cares about its customers • Comprehensive enablement program for ramp-up • Leadership with emotional intelligence and awareness for what their teams need to be successful

    Cons

    • Growing pains are real - the company has had explosive growth globally and this means a constant adaptation in processes that aren't always captured and shared with those involved, creating confusion at times.

  2. "Solid Product Strategy Team"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Yext full-time

    Pros

    - Great group of smart, kind, and collaborative people working across the Product Strategy organization (includes Product Management, Product Marketing, and Corporate Strategy) - Good value for work-life balance

    Cons

    - Changes happen very quickly and without much advance notice, so oftentimes it's an unclear scramble - Lots of growing pains and operations kinks to still figure out despite being a public company

  3. "Dynamic company with endless opportunities to learn"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yext full-time

    Pros

    I've been working at Yext for over a year and could not be happier with my decision to come here. The culture is fast paced and as long as you're willing to work hard and do the right thing, you will do well at Yext. There is so much opportunity for those who want to learn - we're always changing something and thinking of the best way to get things done.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains as the company shifts from a small startup culture to a public company, and that means that there are new processes and often times, higher expectations for performance, which doesn't always sit well with some of the employees. If you're not comfortable with change or aren't used to a fast paced, growth company, this isn't the place for you.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Operations"

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

    I worked at Yext for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with amazing, talented people Bosses care about your development Great work-life balance Free food every day You can earn autonomy, and are encouraged to follow interests

    Cons

    Some expected growing pains of becoming a larger startup

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  5. "Great company, cares about employees"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yext

    Pros

    Opportunity to be part of a growing company that really cares for its employees. Great benefits, and lots of opportunities for learning and trainings. Promoting from within the company is very common.

    Cons

    There have been some growing pains as the company scales. Many people work long hours, but its more of shared passion than a requirement.

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  6. "Enterprise Account Executive"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yext full-time

    Pros

    - Surrounded by very smart colleagues, who are willing to let a helping hand. -On-boarding process is excellent. - Recent changes in the executive team are having positive affects on the Sales Teams. - Best in class platform, far ahead of competition

    Cons

    - There has been a lot of change, but it is not necessarily a con. I think any company growing as fast and that is successful as Yext, experiences these growing pains.

  7. "Super Smart Team, Really Fun Company."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yext full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Yext has tons of day to day employee benefits you can read about in other reviews, but what I don't think is highlighted enough as a pro is that at Yext you work with a team/company full of people who challenge you every day and help make you better at what you do. The sheer brain power housed on the 5th floor of Madison Avenue is outstanding. Our co-founders are visionary, our engineers are unrivaled, our client facing teams are smart and trustworthy (not alway so in sales!). The culture embraces and is fueled by nerdy, eccentric, and energetic personalities. If you want to be apart of something great, you will find it at Yext.

    Cons

    We are going through some serious growing pains right now. This is inevitable for fast growing startups and the changes happening (to business process, management, job roles, etc) will be good in the long run for employees and the company. However that doesn't make it any less painful or burdensome to the team here now. There is light at the end of the tunnel, I can see it.

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  8. "Best Enterprise Sales Role - Great Product, Great Comp, Entrepreneurial Role"

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

    I have been working at Yext

    Pros

    Great product to sell, best in class. Enterprise sales has all the engineering, product, marketing, and executive resources necessary to be successful. Great client services and operations, you can trust what you sell your clients gets executed. Great lifestyle. Managers don't ask where you are, what you're doing, as long as you are getting your job done and updating salesforce. Everybody has the same goal in mind. Work hard, get the job done, and have fun environment.

    Cons

    The enterprise competition. Although we don't lost often, we have some pesky, annoying competition. You don't sell against real software companies, this is not like Salesforce vs Siebel, or Oracle vs IBM. Yext enterprise competitors are small companies somewhere between 5-30 employees. Because they do not have a real product/platform, they simply lie about their capabilities and undercut, undercut, undercut. The positive here is if clients do choose a competitor, the truth quickly comes out, and we usually get the chance to work with them. Growing Pains - When at a company that grows from 200 to 400 employees and needs to scale to well over 1000 globally in the next 12-18 months, changes tend to happen often. There are times it will go your way, and times it wont.

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