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software engineer

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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 (more than a year)

Pros

free lunches and drinks, party

Cons

aggressive management no product focus

Advice to ManagementAdvice

find a life

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Success at Yelp

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Yelp full-time

    Pros

    Yelp puts you in a position that allows you to achieve your career goals. I liken it to a vehicle that I get to drive anywhere that I want to go and the better that I get at driving this vehicle the further that I am able to go. You are given everything you need to become a top performer.

    Cons

    If change is something that you are not used to, then this may not be the place for you. Change is inevitable because we are growing so fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pour into your new managers as much training as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Over-hyped work environment with under appreciated employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Kegs, table tennis, fooseball, loud music, frat house atmosphere (if that's your thing). It's a fun place to work and they do a lot of outings and things like that.

    Cons

    Shady sales managers that are young with little to no experience.
    Lots of drinking on site.
    Unclear professional goals.
    Run you ragged, burn you out, hire new employees.
    Call volume/metrics are more important than revenue (I can't figure that one out either, probably has more to do with poor managers).
    They have an extremely high turnover rate and will hire anybody off the street because they have an acceptable attrition rate. You are replaceable. I know I sound bitter, but I took the recruiters bait, hook line and sinker. I've lived in the area for a long time and I'm always running into people that have been employed there for a short period of time before either rage quitting or getting axed for no reason. They call you into a sales meeting and have your stuff boxed up and they escort you off the property according to a friend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some real middle management. Just because somebody sounds hot on the phone and can sling a mediocre product doesn't mean they can manage people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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