Yelp Account Executive Interview Questions

Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Yelp in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    First is a phone interview, which talks about very basic things pertaining to the job, and if they feel as if they like you, they'll call you in to a second interview. There, you'll be speaking to 3 people separately, where you'll conduct interviews. The building itself (SF) looks great, but if you aren't a persuasive, sales-minded person, you probably won't get the job! Also, this is a high volume cold calling job.

    Interview Questions
    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 6 daysinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    The interview process seemed to move quite quickly a few days after I applied I was emailed about a phone interview. The phone interview lasted about 15 minutes. Reviewing the material the human resources rep sent before hand really helped. They asked "Why Yelp?" and asked me to do a role play. The role play was leaving a voicemail for a client that has been missing previous appointments. I was asked to come in to the office for an in person interview. The in person interview was a panel interview. I was put into a small room and the interviewers roasted in. Some of the questions they asked me was "what is the hardest thing you have done recently?" "What's the difference between the current company you worked for and Yelp." "Tell me about me about a time where you really messed something up at work?" Each interviewer asked me to do a role play. They interview lasted about an hour.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    Got a phone interview which was very easy then had a skype interview with 3 different managers. Had to do a role play in each one. Make sure to know about yelp and the product it sells. Look up various cold calling scenarios before the 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 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    Submitted Application through career center website. Within 2 days I had an email to set up a phone interview. It was under 10 minutes and we had a very casual conversation about the company and why I wanted to work at Yelp doing sales and a few questions about my resume. Pretty standard stuff, no curveballs. End of the phone interview immediately scheduled an in-person interview at Yelp the following week. Met with 3 Sales Managers. Each about 15 minutes and had a different role play: #1 Working for Yelp, pretend Im a pizza place and try to get the manager on the phone. #2 Im calling in to cancel my advertisement with yelp, try and talk me out of it. #3 Sell me something of your choice--product, movie, realy anything.... First one was by far the most difficult but they just want you to take their criticism and use it to progress throughout the interviews. Be yourself and take into account their advice and use it!!! Very relaxed environment-- interviewed in Khaki's and a button up and was easily propoerly dressed

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First interview was in person on my college campus and it was very laid-back. The man and women interviewing me were very young and we just went over my resume and why I wanted the position and why I would be a good fit. I had a second interview over Skype where I spoke to three different people and we had to act out scenarios of calling different businesses and trying to sell them the Yelp service.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    interviewed at Yelp in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process took a month. Applied online through job website. First phone call basic questions. 3 role plays scenario. Very organized structure seemed uninterested because they use the same organization for all clients.

    Interview Questions
    • If you are under quota with amount of calls what would you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Yelp in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The other posts on the interview for the account executive position were very accurate. I had an initial phone screening and was invited in to the New York office for a face to face interview. Overall everyone in the office was very nice and it seemed like a fun place to work. There were interviews with three managers lasting about ten minutes each. General behavioral questions that you need to answer in the STAR format and also questions asking what you would do in specific situations in the office or on the phone with a potential client. Each of the managers had me do a role play and after giving me advice let me try it again. Also, the second and third managers will ask you how your previous interviews went- be sure to remember the advice from your previous role plays because they may ask about it. Be sure to take their advice and really don't be afraid to really push to sell their product. They want to see your enthusiasm and ability to take criticism and use it to improve on your performance. Good luck!

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    So they have 3 stages of hiring: 1. Resume 2. Phone interview 3. In person interview. It's an ok system. I got the 3 people in-person interview at their NYC headquarters on 5th Ave. It was 3 bored people speaking to me and it was a very poor experience.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    I applied for Yelp through their website, and got an e-mail from them in a couple weeks. We set up a time to talk with a recruiter about a week later. The phone call itself was quick, about 30 minutes, and nothing too difficult. The recruiter asked me about my past jobs, and why I am interested in working for Yelp. There were a couple questions asking about times that I struggled, what I did to persevere to eventually close the sale. After the call, I got an e-mail a few days later to come in for a face to face interview with some managers.

    The face to face interview consisted of meeting with three different managers, one at a time. Each time, they asked basic questions, like my history and why I would fit in with Yelp. Each manager did a role play exercise as well, which was not difficult. With each role play, they critique you, and you have to adjust your style with the next manager. I think that they are looking for people who are open to feedback, so I suggest taking notes. They had me pitch Yelp advertising to them, and had me sell them on why Yelp, and not any other company. Overall, it was a great experience, and each manager was very helpful in terms of helping me fix my sales pitch.

    After about another week, I got a call from another recruiting manager congratulating me on getting the position. I got an offer via e-mail, and accepted it.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should I go with Yelp, when I am currently making money with the form of advertising that I am already doing? What is so different about Yelp?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screening lasts about 15 minutes then onsite interview with three managers. Sales role play with each manager and interview with each manager lasts about 10 minutes. Interview process was very smooth. Seems like a great working environment and there are friendly people. Average age of people seems to be 21-27.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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