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Updated Jan 30, 2015
Updated Jan 30, 2015
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The process goes like this:

    -Submit resume
    -Initial phone screen - "Who are you and why do you want to work for Yelp?"
    -Online coding challenge
    -45 minute technical Skype interview
    -Two back-to-back Skype technical interviews, each 1 hour, with a manager and a senior software engineer
    -Then if you're lucky at this point you'll get an offer, but I wasn't as lucky.

    Interview Questions
    • Initial phone screen: CS trivia, all of which can be found here.   Answer Question
    • Online coding challenge: You have a dataset in a plain text file, and you basically have to data-structure-ize it, and sort it.   Answer Question
    • First Skype interview: You have a user-submitted review (basically just a paragraph of 5ish sentences). Design and write an algorithm to break up the review into sentences, and put it in a list/array data structure. (The goal of this question, I think, was to see how you can cleverly figure out how to deal with non-standard punctuation)   Answer Question
    • Final round Skype interview 1: Parsing, data-structure-izing, and drawing conclusions from a large dataset in a plain text file. (The interviewer told me that the problem he had me solve was a real problem the engineering team encountered a few weeks back)   Answer Question
    • Final round Skype interview 2: (1) He gave me a segment of Javascript code and asked me what it does. It was a trick question because it doesn't actually do what it seems to do. (2) You're told to make an image slideshow from a bunch of URLs in a MySQL database. Talk through how you would design the backend and frontend to do this. (3) Categorize a list of words into its anagrams (see other Glassdoor reviews for this question)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview with HR (Only some behavior question like why do you choose Yelp) - Online Test (14 multi-choice and 1 easy coding problem) - Skype Interview with Engineer (Several SQL questions and 1 coding problem)

    Interview Questions
    • online test involves many OS and web question. And the time is limited.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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    Account Manager Interview

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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Received a call and did an interview over the phone for the first 2 interviews. They went through the usual interview steps you'd expect from any sales position. What makes you unique? What was your most difficult thing? etc... The second interview was pretty bad (see why I didn't take the offer).

    Reasons for Declining

    The first interview wasn't that bad. The lady was sweet and we went over the usual interview questions. I can't remember the exact number of interviews but the last one was probably one of the most unprofessional interviews I have ever had. Not that I don't mind informal but this was beyond that. The guy dropped the F bomb I don't know how many times and then just said you got the job bro come on in. I get they want college age people to apply and what not but the verbiage used and overall lack of professionalism just rubbed me the wrong way

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Entry-Level Account Executive Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    Very Transparent. I applied in late December, had a phone interview in second week of January. The interview consisted of a role play and general questions about my motivations for applying and my experience and education. I was immediately invited to interview in their offices two weeks later.

    The office interview was about an hour and it consisted of a tour of the office as well as two role plays and more questions. The role plays were for setting an appointment and closing a deal and I received instant feedback which I had to utilize when I re-did my role plays. I was asked to describe a time I had almost given up, a time I messed up and corrected my mistake, and I why I should be hired.

    It was very simple and transparent. They describe the commission, salary, and training structure and the benefits you receive on day one.

    I found out the very next day that I got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you almost gave up and what made you decide to try?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation phase. Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Account Executive Trainee Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It started with a phone interview that only lasted 10 minutes, it was pretty easy. The manager asked me about my current role, why I wanted to get into sales, and why Yelp. Then I had a skype interview with 3 managers, there were typical questions like Talk about an experience where you failed and how you got through it. But then they each asked me role play questions where they were a business owner and I was a Yelp salesperson. They definitely just wanted to see if you could incorporate feedback.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very straightforward process. Lasted for about two weeks. Applied at the University career fair and got talked to a recruiter for 15 min. Short coding assessment on hackerrank. After that scheduled for a phone technical interview. The interview question was not very hard but I could not answer the problem so did not get to next round.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    After I made it past the first pre-screening interview that consisted of an expanation of their "yelp ad" description and a role playing for an unapppy customer. A second personal interview was offered.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer asked to "Describle the role of an account manager", "what do you to to stay organized", role play with a customer that wants to cancel their account, and "what questions do you have for me".   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied on the Yelp website and within a few days I had an email asking to set up a phone interview. The phone interview is relatively painless. She mentions that it will take about 15-20 min and it begins. Basically, by you telling a little bit about yourself; background, why Yelp or an entry level position, a time when you faced adversity...basic stuff. Then, there is a small role play over the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • A business owner has been dodging your calls. Leave him a message.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a response within about 3 weeks. Initial call asked typical interview questions and then I was selected to move on to the next interview. This interview was with two hiring managers, who had me do role playing scenarios. Role playing scenarios are not too difficult, but they require you to be assertive and use the feedback given to you. Make sure you do the research provided to know about the company before the second round of interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Closing a deal within the role playing scenario may be difficult if one has no sales background, so don't be afraid to be assertive and aggressive.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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