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Awesome place to work!

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Yelp full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great environment. Amazing people. Everyone there is willing to help you get on your feet and start coding. They all come off as friendly and helpful and you fit in, in no time. A lot of the time, you will either be on IRC chatting with fellow coworkers about life, or setting up some after-work activity. The environment is laid back and the only real motivating factor was seeing how much your fellow co-worker did the previous day, since there wasn't really in set deadlines to get a project done.

Cons

Had a long commute, but other than that everything was incredible. No complaints

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    4 star review on Yelp

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Yelp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a young and fun company with tons of cool people and amenities. They take care of their employees and offer food, drinks, games and beer after work if you so choose.

    Cons

    No real growth opportunities; in account management there is only two options: 1. manager or 2. national accounts (but it's still having the same conversations day in and day out). There are only 5 conversations that you really have with the advertisers and it can get old explaining the same thing seven different ways to the 700 accounts that you are responsible for. People can be petty and immature at times so that can lead to frustrations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just like parenting, everyone knows who the favorite is but it is your job to hide that to your best ability.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow your career, great business, work hard play hard

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Yelp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    + Culture: upbeat, smart, quirky, fun and hard working
    + People: very intelligent fun people, challenging, interesting and great workforce in general
    + High bar for performance: very fulfilling when you perform, but tough when you don't
    + Transparency: the company actually shares a lot about what's happening, and if you take it upon yourself build good relationships with your manager you'll learn a ton
    + Great business: Yelp continues to grow on all fronts, exciting to be a part of
    + Awesome career opportunities if you're top notch at your job. Lots of growth potential.
    + I have a lot of respect for the senior level management - Geoff, Jeremy especially

    Cons

    + You have to work your tail off to do well, not a place you can glide by or phone it in. Not for the lazy
    + Depending on where you work, can feel a bit rah rah fratty sometimes
    + Rumor mill: a lot of people get into the frenzy of rumors about everything. Ignore it if you want to be successful.
    + Yes you will see Account Executives come and go, but not everyone can do sales, its not a job for the feint of heart, and when you hire as many sales people as Yelp does you're going to see a few duds. My advise: if you want sales just focus on your goals and leverage your resources and you'll do well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    + Continue to provide they type of transparency you do today
    + Treat all your employees like young professionals in all offices and departments

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