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2 people found this helpful  

It pays to work hard, for the most part

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Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Yelp

Pros

Yelp has a fun culture, and gives you a lot of experience as a new sales rep. The sales culture is very transactional and you get to work with multiple a variety of vertical SMB markets. If you are dedicated to sales, take feedback well and don't hold back on the phones, you'll be successful at Yelp.

Cons

A fast growing company has it's perks and downsides - you'll learn a lot quickly. The downsides to fast growth is you might not get a promotion as quickly as you expect (but what company does) and you will be working with very green managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is just green, it'll get better with time.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    They try to impress you with all the "frills" but the honeymoon phase can only last so long.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Yelp

    Pros

    They do a great job of promoting a great "company culture" and they try to keep their employees happy with such benefits like free snacks, a keg and a "cool" culture to work in.

    Cons

    Yelp grew way too quickly and the lower-level management is very inexperienced and unprofessional. Most of the managers at Yelp had never been managers elsewhere and lack experience to truly lead their teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in hiring from the outside. The kids you have managing your teams need more experience before becoming "managers".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity that will distinguish you from your peers and change the way you think

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Yelp

    Pros

    - Very fun environment to be in, there's always something exciting
    - The people are fantastic
    - Looks great on a resume
    - Connections
    - Professional development
    - Clear path for advancement
    - You're selling THE best local advertising available to local businesses

    Cons

    - No control over sales territories (i.e. selling Yelp advertising is absolutely not the same in Beverly Hills as it is in Little Rock, Arkansas...yet quotas for both of these kinds territories are the same.)
    - A bit of a revolving door, they bring in a new sales team every few months...it kind of creates this sentiment that "you are replaceable"
    - As the company grows and goes public, things change...so be prepared to cope. Laptops connected to monitors have been replaced by Mac minis; wireless headsets at Junior AE level are no more; veteran jackets have been discontinued...you start and get so excited for extra perks and work hard towards them and then they are denied right as you get to the level to obtain them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of or democratize territory distribution and stay consistent with perks. All this aside, keep up the really good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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