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Yelp Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
286 Reviews
3.5
286 Reviews
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Yelp Co-Founder & CEO Jeremy Stoppelman
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207 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Environment is cool, free food all day, young staff (if that's what you're into) (in 36 reviews)

  • fun people, dress however you want, unlimited free food and drinks (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Learn to handle difficult conversations with business owners and you'll be ok (in 21 reviews)

  • Terrible work/life balance if you care about your job (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. Featured Review

    1 person found this helpful  

    Great Spot to Start a Career

    • 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

    Pros

    Growth internally and around the world, culture, management truly cares about you. Great training and a solid place to gain fundamental skills for your career. Work life balance is a major plus.

    Cons

    Growth can make you feel like a small fish in a big pond.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun place to work, could be better pay

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

    I have been working at Yelp

    Pros

    Training, atmosphere, fun people, high energy

    Cons

    Pay, you need to drink the corporate koolaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont sugar coate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun Job Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

    I worked at Yelp

    Pros

    Community involvement, local networking, big brand name with a lot of credibility

    Cons

    If you make a mistake(s), could take awhile to get back on Director's good graces.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Place to Start a Career in Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Fun, amazing people. Very laid back work environment. If you work hard you have the potential to make a lot of money and to move up fast.

    Cons

    They should definitely increase the base pay for sales. A lot of companies pay way more than Yelp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard, maybe hire a little less aggressively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work for engineers!

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

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

    Pros

    - Strong management and executive leadership
    - Flat, egoless environment
    - Relatively small team (for a publicly traded company), so ability to make an impact is big
    - Genuinely friendly people
    - Product focus is meaningful (connecting people to local business)

    Cons

    - Doesn't have every bell and whistle perk that other tech companies have
    - Compensation is solid, but not against the top of the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate and keep track of the market for comp.

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

    One stop shop for any size business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Social Media in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Director of Social Media in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great stable company from A-Z too many pros to name off. Fast paced customer service orientated company designed for any size business.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to comment about this company. My experience has been all positive and beneficial in all areas inside and out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job Very Knowledgeable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Yelp as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Super fun, get to know people at the office. Very young, vibrant company culture.

    Cons

    The only con I could think of is if you don't like a steady schedule I wouldn't recommend this. Schedule varies depending on events that happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! I loved having independent projects.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for young professionals to gain work and sales experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, managers, supports local businesses, great work life balance, benefits are unreal, if you're doing well the sky is the limit

    Cons

    can be pretty frustrating if you're not getting to you number, if you start doing poorly it's tough to change things, the worse you do the less willing people are to help you out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Really great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yelp

    Pros

    Amazing corporate culture, very cool people to work with.

    Cons

    Can at times be structurally confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keepin on keepin on.

  11.  

    Great starting job

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

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

    Pros

    Young minds at work, high energy, room for a lot of growth, stocked kitchen.

    Cons

    commission takes time to hit, so low income at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give commission after a certain amount of time on the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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