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Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Yelp in January 2015.
After applying online received an email request for a phone interview with the Regional Manager. The first phone interview was casual and seemed to be she was gathering information on my background, interests and fit for position. Was then contacted by a Community Manager of another state for a Skype interview. More in-depth questions but kind of quick and casual. Both were very friendly and didn't ask anything that was difficult to answer.
- Describe your dream event. Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Yelp.
Sent my resumé and cover letter, received an email several days later requesting a phone conference. Talked with Regional Marketing Director on the phone and then in person several days later. Completed a writing test (sample newsletter) and had a video conference with the VP of North American Marketing. Received an email several days later stating that another candidate was selected.
- I was asked what events I've thought about holding for Elites. I hadn't been asked to brainstorm on this beforehand, so I was caught a bit off-guard. Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Yelp.
I applied online through LinkedIn. Within a day or two, I had a request for a phone interview the following week. The phone interview was easy going, and I felt it was about verifying I was who I said I was in my cover letter and resume. My cover letter was a hit, and probably got me the first interview. I was asked to interview in person within two weeks with a regional director who traveled to our city. This interview was in a local restaurant, and was also fairly easy going, and included the current CM. I came very prepared and even provided questions and answers they had not considered. I was asked to attend an elite event for that happened to be the next day, late that evening by email. After the elite event, I was scheduled for a skype interview with another higher up (VP of Marketing, I believe) the following week. That interview was not as easy going, and included questions about my city, my experience in my current position, and what I would do for my first elite event as CM. The process slowed a bit here - one week of decision making, then another week with decision makers on vacation. Three days into the following week (approx 2.5 weeks later), I received an email stating they had offered the position to someone else. Over all this was a in depth, pleasant experience which I felt was very relevant for the position.
- How do you go about Marketing yourself? How would you go about connecting the community? What would be your first elite event? What books have you read lately? If you could do anything, and money was no object, what would you do? 1 Answer
Helpful (3)Accepted Offer
The process will take a few rounds of interviews with a regional director and perhaps another. My experience involved a conversational interview with questions about how I see myself working in the position and what I might want to contribute. General questions like how my past positions will help me reach my goals, etc. The hiring process depends on how quickly they are looking to fill the position. My position was an immediate hire.
- Honestly, I felt like all the questions were typical expected questions. If you're not a good writer, you might want to brush up on your Yelpy writing skills, because you'll need to pass a writing test. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Yelp.
Submitted my resume online. 1-2 weeks later, I received a call requesting an interview. Met with the interviewer and had a great conversation covering all of the topics relevant to the position. Probably one of the best and most fun interviews I've ever participated in.
- How would I go about engaging businesses in the community? 1 Answer
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Yelp in April 2012.
Applied online and had a half hour phone interview.
Several days later, I had an in person interview.
I was told I'd get to do a writing test as the next part in the process, but then was told I didn't get the job.
- Who do you think Yelp could partner with in the community?
Why are you leaving your current job?
Have you ever worked from home before?
What interests you about this position?
Tell me about events you've organized.
What's your current salary? Answer Question
- Who do you think Yelp could partner with in the community?
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Yelp in November 2011.
After responding to an ad and applying, I had a brief phone interview. The manager I spoke to couldn't really answer my questions about their business model, but was very willing to listen to me talk about my relevant experience.
The presentation consisted of a sample Weekly Yelp newsletter. I didn't hear any feedback besides a call back for an in-person interview.
The interview seemed like it was going well, but it was really just a pleasant chat. The interviewer would digress onto tangents and it took a little work for me to keep track of and return to my original point. I had to pry and fish for very basic info about what the job is like week-to-week. I believe I was only asked two actual questions, both about the city. I got no feedback about my newsletter or indication if my Yelping to date was sufficient.
Almost instantly I heard another candidate was chosen.
It is hard to say whether or not this was a difficult process- the writing was easy but not knowing what exactly they were looking for made for a lot of uncertainty.
- What do you love about this city? Answer Question
Helpful (8)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Yelp in March 2011.
I had two phone interviews about a week a part, an in-person interview a couple weeks later, and then a final phone interview with a senior level executive. I also had to submit a writing sample (which was actually fun!). There was a strong emphasis on my marketing skills and my personality, as well as my writing strengths. Everyone I interviewed with was pleasant and asked suitable, appropriate questions for the job at hand.
- I don't know. There weren't any difficult or unexpected questions. Sorry. Answer Question
Short and sweet. Took only about a day or so to work with the numbers. We met in the middle. I was satisfied.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Yelp in August 2010.
Was already working but had a friendly interview testing my local knowledge, writing abilities, marketing background, people skills, and product knowledge. All of which I felt very comfortable with so the interview was easy.
- Why do you want to move? Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks – interviewed at Yelp in April 2010.
There was no urgency to hire for the position. The process was long and drawn out. It involved multiple phone interviews, writing sample and 1 on 1 interview.
- There was no difficult question. Answer Question
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