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Helpful (5)

Great company for young sales reps

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Yelp full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The dynamic and culture of this company is outstanding for employees. A fun, fast paced environment with young, hard working people. Lots of off-site events, the offices are brand new and all are up to date with kitchens, ping pong etc. If you are a new person in sales, this is an outstanding company to get some stripes on your shoulder and learn the basics of selling, hustle and closing deals. The health benefits are outstanding.

Cons

Cold calling on small and medium sized businesses is tough, and the compensation isn't that great. Don't expect to make a ton of money here unless you are the top 5% in sales. The claim is that there are tons of career opportunities, however 99% won't get above a mid level manager. If you continue on in sales, you could become a National Rep, but the transition is hard for most reps who don't have any agency experience and tend to fade out. Usually after about 2 years you'll have gotten your experience and can move on to another company for bigger $.

Advice to Management

Pay the people!

Other Employee Reviews for Yelp

  1. Helpful (13)

    Horrible.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool office, fully stocked kitchens, very good training, 100% of health insurance is covered. Fun culture if you are in your early 20s. They have some fun contests (giving away iPad minis etc). You'll get some great initial sales experience here.

    Cons

    23 and 24 year olds are constantly promoted to management positions (which puts them in charge of 8-12 other sales reps). The reason for their promotion has nothing to do with management skills, but has everything to do with how much they suck up and drink the koolaid. The pay is abysmal. Imagine making $30k a year in SF or NYC. Managers sleep with reps on their teams, there is tons of office drama, yet nobody gets punished for it. The territory system is a complete and utter joke. You're given the same quota in Mobile, Alabama as you would have in Beverly Hills.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your employees accountable for their actions. Start drug testing your management team. Ban in-office relationships. All of these things make for a very toxic environment. Promote people that will actually be good managers instead of playing favorites.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Yelp is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training is really good at Yelp, the people are really nice and supportive. There is always a chance to move up to a higher more fulfilling role and, compensation is great when you perform well.

    Cons

    The culture can be a little College like at times Fratty and such. Cool people but it feels like school days all over again.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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