Yelp Account Executive Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Yelp in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The people are very easy to talk to. I had a phone interview first that lasted 15 minutes, then back to back Skype interviews with two managers each lasting 20-30 minutes.
    Phone:
    First very basic interview questions about myself and something interesting about myself, then a question or two about the company and what I know, then a question about the specific job. The final part of the phone interview I had to leave a message for a local business owner that been avoiding my calls.

    Skype:
    Began with questions about myself again, then the company and the position, pretty standard. Most of the two interviews on Skype were a sales call role play. Practice for this or if you don't have someone to practice with run through strategies and phrasing you should be using. Best advice I can give is use the advice they give you throughout the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What was something in your life that challenged you and you almost gave up but then succeeded?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Yelp in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The initial interview as pretty basic. They asked me to describe what the responsibilities of the job were and to describe a typical day. Afterwards, they asked some other typical interview questions ("describe a time when you were successful/failed" etc) The last thing I had to do was role play a scenario leaving a voicemail for a client had not showed up to a meeting.

    Interview Questions
    • Role play a scenario where a client did not show up for a scheduled meting   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Account Executive Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews and then a rejection. I became skeptical when they asked me to do a second phone interview. Most people on here got to an in-person interview after their first phone interview. I guess they were unsure about me. The only good thing is that Yelp is very fast. I applied through an employee referral and they contacted me for a phone interview 3 days later. This is the second time they rejected me (I applied last year too), so I don't recommend applying again if you've already been rejected once. I thought this time would be different because I was coming in with a referral and I didn't have that last year.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you found yourself competitive.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Yelp in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Got a call which was great very inviting and exciting
    Then had my first interview with a female was very inviting and informative about the roll and position , did two role plays went well .
     Second part of interview was some level of disrespectful
    he kept looking at his phone mentioning his bday weekend was coming and how he misplaced his ID in a local bar over the week , which didn't bother me at first but when i noticed nothing i was saying he was paying attention to and was starting got rush me throw the process. I understand this is a aggressive sales role but this was a interview for us to build some type of confidence in each other .
    I really was open and excited to this opportunity but the rude way of the 2nd interviewer let me know that yelp is not where i would feel comfort as new career choice. There not diverse and he rushed me out the door and didn't respond to my BYE lol . Im not sensitive but this is a Job and business and the 2nd interviewer had no tact of professionalism.

    Interview Questions
    • Prior and current experience , Do you feel comfort making 80-100 calls a day ?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview then a skype interview. The skype interview consisted of role playing calling a company which was hard. but they are basically looking to see if you are coach-able since it is a non traditional phone calling role. 2 people will interview you and ask you to role play the beginning of a sales pitch and end of a sales pitch.

    Interview Questions
    • phone interview asked what would make me excel in this role   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Yelp in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. I had an upbeat phone call with a member of the Ad Sales team. I was brought in for an in person interview with two managers who each had laminated sheets of how to interview Account Executives. Both were charismatic individuals who probably acquitted their job responsibilities well. However, the interview took place in a faceless somewhat dilapidated office away from the rest of the operation. There was a lack of enthusiasm about the role and a kind of bleary-eyed-ness in the case of both interviewers. A lack of empathy and personality ruled the day, which felt surprising given all the warm fuzzies that I had read about on Glassdoor.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you tell a pizza shop owner who is busy that you are cold calling?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Account Executive Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Yelp in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The process took about 4 weeks. First interview was on the phone, overview about my understanding. Second was a skype interview with 2 recruiters. They asked me to do role playes and sell the advertisements that Yelp does. The next part is a webinar but I'm still waiting to hear back

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Yelp in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied at Yelp Careers, and got an email to confirm a phone interview. Be very knowledgeable about what your position will be, they will ask you for that meticulous and the account executive role is a little different than what actually is - a sales person.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me about a time when you faced a challange in life   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Had one phone interview, then met with 2 managers at the new Chicago office. The phone interview was friendly, relatively basic, and I was asked to role play a simple sales situation. At the office interview, met for about half an hour each with two new managers. Here I was asked to do two different role plays. My main gripe with this company is at the interview I was told the company would reach a decision within 2 days, and instead it took a full week.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Hiring process took a little over one week. I was quickly responded to by a recruiter, a short phone interview was conducted (10-20 mins) and I was told that there would be a follow up interview.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

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