Yelp Account Executive Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Yelp in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sent in resume/cover letter through Jobvite. Emailed by a recruiter to set up a preliminary phone interview the next week. Interview was on basic sales practices/Yelp Ads, etc what you would be doing in the position; however, many strange pauses and bad flow to conversation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive- Sales New Grad Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yelp in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I literally just finished my Skype interview like 10 minutes ago.
    I had applied online for the New Grad Sales position. After a couple days I was contacted by the recruiter to discuss my background a bit more as well as the position. I then had a phone interview with an Account Manager from the Phoenix, AZ office where we discussed the interviewer's background as well as mine. Then she asked me:

    1. What is the product we are selling?
    2. Why sales?

    (I forgot the others)

    Just finished my Skype interview where I chatted with 3 different Account Managers in the SF office. The first one went well. They will ask you to sell them a Yelp ad package, but they might not be interested. Just ask questions and stay friendly. Sometimes the interviewer didn't seem like he wanted to be there and acted uninterested. Don't let that intimidate you...they could be your future bosses. Stay positive and upbeat.

    Interview Questions
    • What is something your friends or family would say about you that isn't true?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yelp in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    phone interview, real interview with questions such as sell me any item. Improvements are suggested after third person you speak with and they are seeing if you can adapt your sales improvisation using their suggestion.

    Interview Questions
    • why do you think you'd be good in sales when you have no real sales experience?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    They were supposed to get back to me within a few days. They waited two weeks to call me when I assumed I didn't get the job and had already accepted an offer elsewhere. I really wanted this job too, such a shame.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    applied a few months ago, they emailed me a month later telling me I should expect an email from them because they're starting the hiring process in May/June. Got the email and went on with the phone interview. it's what everyone has said. Why Sales? Why Yelp? What is something that has stress you academically or at work, and how did you overcome it? Tell me why I should hire you, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Role play; leave an answering voice-mail to a company who has been flaking your calls.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Yelp in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    After submitting my resume there was an Initial 15 minute phone screening. After I was moved on to the next round, i had to do an hour and a half skype interview with 3 different managers. After the skype interview there was one more phone interview and then a background check.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of when I went above or beyond what an employer expected of me.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    Applied through Yelp Careers. Process took around a week. Really easy interview as others mentioned. Just basic questions, such as why sales, how do you sell our product to different business lines, such as plumbers, restaurants, lawyers.
    Make sure you watched videos and read their blog, because they ask about it.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Yelp in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, 10-15 minute phone interview, hourish Skype interview where you meet with 3 different managers and role play. The first has you cold call a business to try to set up a time to talk to the owner (get past the gate keeper). The second has you try to sell a business on Yelp's ad services over another. The third has you sell any product that you are passionate about. Was contacted in a couple days by a recruiter to discuss job details.

    Interview Questions
    • What is something your friends or family would say about you that you would not necessarily agree with?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    1st round phone interview - took about 15 minutes... do your research on the topics that they email you about in advance. they will base most of their questions on the content they send you. They will tell you at the end of the phone interview whether or not you will be continuing with the process. 2nd round of interviews is at the Yelp offices. Met with 3 interviews to do role play. All of the scenarios described in previous reviews are 100% spot on about the role play and what to expect.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think would be the most difficult thing about a Sales Job   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Account Executive Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    3 online video interviews

    Interview Questions
    • They put you through scenario as if you are the sales rep and they are the customer.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Account Executive Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Yelp in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first phone interview is swift. You'll be asked: what do you know about us and the product we're offering; what do you know about what this position entails; why sales; why sales at Yelp. Any comment I made about myself, she called me on- wanted me to prove it. Then finally she explains the position and perks, which are exactly as they're listed on the job posting and then tells you if you're moving forward or not.

    Interview Questions
    • You said you have good interpersonal skills- prove it; tell me about a situation in which you employed them successfully.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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