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Great Company, ok job

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Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

-Headquarter office is excellent and is right in the middle of beautiful San Francisco.
-Training is awesome, they really get you going from day 1. They throw tons of information at you but they make it easy to understand and learn.
-Maintain a great "startup" company culture.
-The other reps become your friends and the reason why the company culture is so great is because they have maintained the ability to hire great human beings.

Cons

New sales team managers lack experience in the role and reflects on the performances of the team members at times.

Calling system should be vertical based not territory based.

Territory distribution is not fair and allows some people to achieve success substantially easier than others.

The Job becomes a grind when the "new job shine" wears off and you are stuck making 70+ calls a day to many people who hate Yelp because it ruined their business in some way.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure the people that are hired as managers actually want to be managers and can sustain a leadership role.

Make sure sales reps have the ability to create and implement their own style while practicing the founding principles of cold call sales and Yelp.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Meh - it's been alright

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yelp full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    decent benefits
    nice location

    Cons

    not a design focused company - a lot of the look is very web 1.0
    you really depend on stock earnings to make a livable income - especially for the bay area
    potential to become a great company is there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on things outside of engineering

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    There's a fine line between a "cool" environment, and a professional one, with no real individualized support.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive (Trainee) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive (Trainee) in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits., fun people, dress however you want, unlimited free food and drinks. Exciting for young, inexperienced college grads who like beer served to them at their workspace, and going to happy hour every night.

    Cons

    Telesales with blaring music in the background, constant loud noise, to the point where prospects are asking you,"what is going on there??". Low base salary, no private work spaces. Super-micro-managed!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was terminated after three weeks after coming off of a very successful outside sales career of 15+ yrs. in a Fortune 100 Company. There was no sales quota for the 1st month, but was a quote to "pitch" to 10 small business owners in some remote part of the country. Week 1 was mostly classroom training, and on weeks 2-4 of the 1st month we hit the phones. In week 2 I was put on "warning" because management didn't feel that I was "on-pace" to hit that quota, whereas, I had a number of scheduled phone "appointments" lined up. In week 3 of the 1st month they fired me, without even giving me the chance to finish up my 10 "pitches" with still over a full week until month-end!, which I easily could have accomplished - unfair, no-chance policy. Some training manager packed up my personal effects, and i was walked out of the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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