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Be cautious about this place, do NOT take as a first job out of school

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Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

I have been working at Yelp full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Great culture - Company is growing - Perks - Training - Designed program of progression

Cons

- Extremely high volume of cold calling (80-100+) - Work is terribly repetitive - No technical skills are developed in this job - Once you are in sales, you pretty much stay here - Lack of job security (they are hiring so many people, because so many others are being fired) - Extremely low salary (in NYC you can barely make it by with this salary), which is why I said do NOT take this as a first job out of college - Culture can be too hype sometimes - Your success here really depends on your starting territory. This is a luck based job, not skill really. It depends on who you are talking to and when. A great rep can get a horrible territory while a less talented rep gets a better one. Who wins in that situation?

Advice to Management

In order to keep the company growing and to retain talent, you guys need to do something about job security. Firing people because they did not spend two hours on the phone or make 80 calls is ridiculous.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Awesome place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Yelp full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Helpful (4)

    4 star review on Yelp

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Yelp full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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