Yelp Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Jul 30, 2014
Updated Jul 30, 2014
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    Account Executive Sales Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    The first interview was a 15-minute phone conversation in which I was asked very pointed situational questions. I was moved onto the next round, which was in their NYC corporate office and I met with 3 different sales managers. Each manager asked to do a role play, and would then ask what the previous manager had given me as feedback. They make it clear that this is a cold-calling sales position and you are on the phone 24/7. It seems to be a very supportive and laid back work environment, and if successful, can move through the ranks fairly quickly.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you ran for something and lost - why did you think you lost?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    AE Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    You will meet with 3 managers. They are interviewing often throughout the week and so don't put too much pressure on yourself. Basically just show you have a personality and that you are confident you can do the job. Recruiters have quotas too.

    Interview Questions
    • The better you are at thinking on your feet the more you prove you deserve the job. So I'm not going to give you this one.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. You are paid what you're paid and if you keep pushing you make commission.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Account Executive (Trainee) Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Yelp in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening first, visit to office site and interviewed with 3 managers back to back, open-house for new hires prior to start date. People were cool, culture was cool, but not the right environment for all.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no ngotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 14 people found this helpful  

    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 a weekinterviewed at Yelp in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through LinkedIn and within a couple days was contacted via email that they wanted to conduct a phone interview. The phone interview was a very basic series of questions about my background, "why sales", "why Yelp" and things of that nature. I got through that interview and the next step was an on-site interview. The office is loud, with music playing, and a lot of young employees working the phones. I was taken into a conference room by an HR person who gave me a lowdown of what was to ensue. There was 3 rounds of interviewers and role playing. I felt like I was at a Pokemon gym, getting through each round and finally to the gym leader. The first round was a really nice guy who asked me some basic questions and then a role play. The role play was basically me calling a business and getting an appointment with them. He said I did well and got the appointment (role play appointment, not a real one). His only criticism was to be a bit more assertive. Round 2, I was greeted by a woman, and asked similar questions. The role play was to close a deal with a business selling them an ad package. I didn't think I did as well as she made it out to be and felt a bit flustered at one point, but she said I did great so I'm not complaining. The final boss I had to face was, as expected, the most difficult. She wasn't as nice and smiley as the first two, but she was by no means unpleasant. I guess she just didn't seem as enthusiastic or impressed, but this could simply be her demeanor. We got into the role play rather quickly, and I had to try to sell her "a product I was passionate about". CHOOSE SOMETHING YOU KNOW INSIDE AND OUT. I must stress this. Whoever the interviewer will be I can guarantee will be very resistant. I chose my juicer. Her feedback was that I knew the product well, but need to show a little more passion about it. To conclude the interview she asked me why they should consider hiring me, what makes me stand out, etc... You know the deal with these ubiquitous, generic interview questions. All in all, the interview wasn't too difficult, but not a breeze. Be prepared for the role plays, be yourself, and don't panic. Most of the employees there, including the interviewers, had no sales experience initially, so don't worry if you make some minor mistakes and get a little criticism like I did. I was told I'd be emailed in 3-5 business days. I received it in one and was told by a senior recruiter that she wanted to set up a half hour phone call to talk more about the position, if I'm interviewing with other companies, and what the next steps would be. This means they are interested in hiring you. This isn't another interview, it's really just to see how interested you are in the position and to decide if you'd like to accept their offer and commence with the training program. Good luck!

    Interview Questions
    • What is a quality that your family or friends say you have that you think is off mark?   View Answers (2)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Account Executive Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview, in person role plays, follow up call

    Interview Questions
    • What is something your friends and family say about you that is off mark?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial Phone Screening. Went on site. 3 Rounds of Interviews. All were Role Play along with basic interview questions. First interview was securing another meeting over the phone. Second interview was selling Yelp to a pizzeria in your territory. Third interview I had to choose a product I was passionate about and then sell that product over its competitor.

    Interview Questions
    • What is something you are passionate about? Then you will have to sell the chosen product over its competitor.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application and they emailed me a week later to set up a phone interview. Had phone interview, they asked for in person interview, i declined.

    Interview Questions
    • "What is your Dream job?" I then told the girl that it was to be community manager, and she said to me, "WELL, I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR A SALESPERSON HERE AT YELP TO MOVE INTO COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT AND THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE TAKE THIS JOB THINKING THEY CAN MOVE AROUND AND YOU JUST CANT DO THAT HERE"   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I dont want to work for a company that downright does not support employee growth and happiness.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 a weekinterviewed at Yelp in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview does not allow much room to show character and impress. The interviewer expects you to repeat the 10 facts about yelp, and the daily blog of an account executive.
    In my opinion, it does not properly screen potential workers, as it does not allow any room for creativity or self expression. Not sure on what basis the interviewer grades the phone interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • The question are as follows "
      1. Tell me what you know about yelp (10 facts)
      2. What can you tell about the product
      3. What do you know about the position
      4. Why do you fit the job (examples can be found in the provided blog)

      Hardest question? When the interviewer asked what i want to ask him.
      After this mutually scripted phone interview i wasnt sure i am talking to a real person at that point.
        Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Something better came up

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    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 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied.. heard back about a month later about setting up a phone interview. I was then contacted by a recruiter sending me detailed information about yelp to review for the interview. About a day later I was contacted by a hiring manager VIA phone. We talked detailed information about YELP and their product. He then asked me to schedule an in person interview. In person I interviewed with three different hiring managers. The interview was very laid back and fun.

    Interview Questions
    • They will ask you to complete a sale. Be sure to remember what each interviewer tells you because they look for their feedback while you make a sale. Be sure to answer many questions and be enthusiastic.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation . Entry-level position. AMAZING benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    The entire interview/hiring process was quick. Got an initial phone call (screening). Upon passing that, I was invited for an in-person interview. I was interviewed by three different people. At times, I got nervous but they made me feel comfortable and put me at ease. BE RECEPTIVE TO COACHING!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Entry-level sales position. Base salary then commission based on performance. No room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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