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Updated Feb 25, 2015
Updated Feb 25, 2015
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  1. 9 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 3 weeksinterviewed at Yelp in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I put in an application and got an email back about 2 weeks later asking to set up a 10-15 minute phone interview. The phone interview lasted about 20 minutes. She asked some basic questions about my background and resume. Then we did a short role play. She was a business owner and I had to pretend I worked for Yelp and I was leaving a voicemail to someone I tried to reach two times already. She gave me feedback then I redid the scenario. Afterwards she asked me to come in for an onsite interview in their nyc office. I had three 20 minute interviews. All of them were different role play scenarios so definitely prep yourself for that and study ahead! If you don't you'll struggle because it's a lot of on the spot/think fast type situations.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you almost quit and ended up persevering.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    Initial call involves a few basic questions and quick role play.
    Next step was role play. Just be prepared to show that you can take direction and make improvement. Also, understand what Yelp ad packages are- because you will be "selling" them to interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    Met an on-campus recruiter during a college career fair. Got an email within a week. Was given a phone screen, a coding test and then a Skype screen. The first one was behavioral and the Skype screening was completely technical. The interview was average. Know your data structures and be prepared to talk about past projects !

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    First interview on phone, then meet two employees in person. Interview was professional, spent about 20 minutes with each individual. Did a couple role plays and general questions about backround. From the time of applying online to interview was one week. You will be making 60- 80 calls per day, looks like they have a comfortable working environment for this type of job .

    Interview Questions
    • Ask about a time almost gave up and then ended up doing well.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    - 20 min phone screening, asked about background, interest, past projects
    - 30 min web-based code exam
    - 45 min skype interview, in-depth questions on past experience, also asked to complete a code test
    - onsite interview

    Interview Questions
    • Any experience with database. Was asked to code on screen and talk through thought processes. What is the asymptotic complexity of the code. The interviewer is very friendly.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online via their website. The process took about two weeks. Pretty quick considering the amount of applicants they must be receiving. Long story short, got an email from them asking for availability, provided my available time, confirmed with their HR for the interview, and did a phone interview with HR Coordinator. Nothing Special. Just a typical poking-type interview

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly basic questions; notorious role play (Sell Yelp to this pizza place that's passed on the appointment three times in past 2 weeks).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied for the position online, which only required a resume and a cover letter. They did specify on the website that they wanted the cover letter to be useful, funny and smart. I was then contacted less than 24 hours later via email for a phone interview. They give you specific time slots and ask you which one works for you. The whole process took about a week.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked some initial personality questions, and then I was asked to discuss a time that I had competed for something and lost. I was also asked to role play leaving a voicemail for a company that has already ignored your call three times. It doesn't really matter how well you do initially, they just want to see how you implement their feedback. I was also asked why I was passionate about sales and what I knew about Yelp as a company, and about the specific position of Account Executive.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    First, I had a phone interview where they asked basic behavioral questions. We also had a basic role play. The interviewer was very nice and engaging. She told me on the phone that I was going to have a second round interview. The second round interview was in person and I had two role plays with two different people. I was asked to try to pitch Yelp to the person. It was very important to implement the feedback from the first interviewer. Then I attended a webinar

    Interview Questions
    • Role play question - leave a voicemail for a business   View Answer
    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

    Phone interview first. There was a scheduling error on their end day of, which was quite frustrating since I didn't plan to clear out my entire day just to wait for their call, and they just assumed I'd be available. That being said, the actual interview itself was fine. The interviewer was nice and engaging. She told me at the end of the interview that I had made it to the next round, which turned out to be 2 sales managers interviewing me in person at the location in SF.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview that was about 15 minutes long. The questions were typical interview questions for the most part. At the end, there was a role-play scenario that involved leaving a voice message for a pizza business that had been avoiding your calls. The person who interviewed me was rude and did not seem to know what they were doing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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