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Overall, a great entry level sales job if you fit the mold

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ

I have been working at Yelp full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Its possible to make $70K+ right out of college if you pick up the job quickly (uncommon but doable). Most reps will make around $40K their first year, but top reps will easily clear six figures. Great overall benefits, free food, drinks, beer, and lots of offsite events. The company is growing very fast and going in the right direction. Stock options grant if your lucky enough to get some (I hear they have decreased the grant substantially since I started). Overall a fun, easy job if you can thrive in a sales environment, if not you will likely be stressed out!

Cons

Not a very professional environment. Tenure is more important to upper management than talent. If you get stuck with a bad territory you're chances of being a top producer are almost zero. High turnover rate. No 401K matching from the employer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote people based on talent and ability to get the job done best, not tenure or who drinks the kool aid the most. Plenty of superior candidates get passed up every hiring round for inferior (but more "Yelpy" and/or tenured) candidates. Adjust quotas based on territories.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yelp full-time

    Pros

    great culture, incredible training program, awesome to be working at a company when it's booming and really starting to take off

    Cons

    cold calling, high stress, if you don't have an incredibly positive outlook and/or believe in the power of Yelp you will not like this job at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Absolute DISGUSTINGLY LOW Salaries!! But great for entry-level people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Yelp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    --VERY young work people working at Yelp, so it's great for the younger generation of people
    --healthy free foods available in the kitchen for everyone (cereal, carrots, milk, bagels etc..)
    --they subsidize your gym membership
    --nothing else

    Cons

    **WARNING: I ONLY RECOMMEND working at YELP for people who don't have other job offers or they need an immediate paycheck OR they want to explore a new career opportunity OR if money isn't that important.
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    --the ABOVE PROS don't outweigh the CONS!!
    --DISGUSTINGLY LOW salaries, they have some of the LOWEST salaries in the market!
    --after being there for a while, i noticed they don't have very competent people
    --most employees are entry-level, incompetent or new to their job role...
    --very small table space for each employee, no cubicles and no table partitions
    --very tough to move up in the company
    --very HIGH turnover
    --very disorganized
    --certain people are very unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    --INCREASE your employees' salaries!!
    --How do you expect your employees to survive on such LOW salaries??

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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