Yelp Account Executive Interview Questions

Updated Oct 26, 2014
Updated Oct 26, 2014
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was great. You are given amazing feedback and all interviews make you feel like they want you to succeed. The questions make you think. I really enjoyed the interview process and felt challenged but treated fair. Definitely seems like an amazing company just from the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    I received an email asking to do a preliminary phone interview and we scheduled it for the following day. I spoke to a male but right away, the conversation felt VERY rushed and he didn't seem very personable. I know I'm the one being interviewed but I personally don't like when interviews feel rushed and unimportant. He just asked me basic questions about my knowledge of the company and the services they offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing in particular but like I said, it felt very rushed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    I was struggling looking for a post-college job so my friend who works at Yelp mentioned this position and sent me a referral invite. I've never had experience with Sales but hey it would be a great experience and the culture is pretty awesome for someone in their early 20's.

    Details:
    Took an assessment which was pretty straight forward and then moved on to a phone screen. That was pretty simple too, just have to be able to hold up a conversation. Then got to the on site interview. This for me was pretty tough, they put you in role playing situations and you have to be able to think on your toes and be personable.

    While I didn't get the job, I have to appreciate how relatively quick they made the whole process

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you were able to convince someone of something   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Yelp in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through their online portal and followed up with them at a campus career fair. They called me for a phone screen which just checked if i was competent. Then I got asked to interview at Yelp in SF a couple days later.
    The interview started off with a tour. Then I got placed in a room where three interviewers came in for a role play. The first role play was to get to a manager. Answer: Be direct. The second role play was to ask what you would do if a customer you were able to close decide to go somewhere else. Answer: Ask questions. Why Google Adwords? And the 3rd was sell anything you wanted.

    Also the interviewers are really grumpy. Apparently they hire 30+ people EVERY month. The turnover is insane so they are always interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    • The most important part is to be able to articulate yourself clearly and with confidence.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First interview is a phone one. Be prepared for a role playing exercise and perhaps some questions about your biggest success or failure so far. Be confident during this interview and you should make it to round 2.

    Interview Questions
    • None really. It's a straightforward process if you've ever done a cold call or been in sales. If you haven't, your best bet is to act more aggressive than usual and don't take no for answer during the interview process.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Yelp in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was basically just as everyone on here has explained. Three people with different role play situations.They hire many people at a time, so be prepared to be able to have a pleasant conversation on the spot while trying to make a sale and be sure to use their feedback. Not sure exactly what they are looking for.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    3 people interviewed. Scenario questions. Fairly easy scenarios, they just want to see you think and be creative. It was actually a very enjoyable interview. They got a chance to see me talk about my experiences and I got to ask them questions about the position. It felt like a very natural conversation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Yelp in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I first had a phone interview with one of the HR people which was fairly simple and they were very nice. Then they had me come into the office for an interview. I spoke to three different people, the first was a few questions about myself and a quick role play. The second was another role play, but a bit more difficult. The third was just kind of a character review and he asked me what I learned from the first two role plays. Nothing crazy. Do not know if I got the job yet.

    Interview Questions
    • The second role play was the most difficult part. They want to see how you respond to a tough situation on the phone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Yelp in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I first learned about this job at a job fair at my college. The phone interview was fast and impersonal, and the in person interview was not much different. Basically they just gave me a bunch of scenarios that were supposed to mimic cold-calling practices. They didn't do a great job selling the job either. They make a point that it's a young company and it's fun... but after a while, it became obvious that this position is little more than a glorified telemarketing position. At the end of the interview, I told them to withdraw my name from consideration.

    Interview Questions
    • How did my upbringing affect the way that I deal with people today? That was the most unexpected question   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied on Yelp. Filled out a survey and within 2 days was called to schedule an initial phone interview. First interview went smooth, just wanted to make sure I was interested in Yelp and explained in full disclosure what the position was and salary (no negotiation, but good commission structure). Went into the SF office for in-person interview and met with 3 different people. Make sure to know your stuff about Yelp, but more specifically be prepared to tackle three different situations as explained here.

    Interview Questions
    • Try to convince a business owner to schedule a time with you to talk about what Yelp can offer   Answer Question
    No Offer

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