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Updated May 26, 2023
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
I interviewed at Yelp (Los Angeles, CA)
Rigorous process that involved two assignments (one a mini assignment), a panel presentation, and multiple interviews with the team. The hiring manager seemed sharp and the process is quite thorough.
- Standard behavioral questions and walking through how you solve problems.
Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
I interviewed at Yelp (Washington, DC)
First interview with recruiter and second with manager. Both were very nice and the manager who interviewed me, I ended up being on his team. The process was smooth and very quick took a week for both interviews and then a decision was made quickly after.
- Do you have any previous sales experience?
At Yelp we have “quarterlies” where we align with our manager on our growth over the quarter and if there is a “misalignment” in where we think I am then we chat about it to try and come to a mutual understanding. In my last two quarterlies I’ve felt like we’ve misaligned in multiple areas and I spent a ton of time explaining things that my manager didn’t know I did. So my question is… have you experienced something similar and what did you do to fix it. How can I gain visibility?
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Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
I interviewed at Yelp (Scottsdale, AZ)
It was two rounds. With a role play about a pizza place. They asked simple questions, how are you motivated? How do you overcome negativity? What could you bring to the team?
- What’s your greatest strength? Tell me about yourself
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
I applied online. I interviewed at Yelp (Atlanta, GA)
It drug out and the communication was very bad. Did not offer me a job but only would offer me a job if I was not considering other jobs. The process was very confusing for me to say the least.
- Tell me about how you would be a great fit for this role.
Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
I interviewed at Yelp (New York, NY)
Fairly straightfoward. They like competitive people, make sure to show enthusiasm. Also discussed how to handle pressure, and how I was an athlete and how it translates to the role.
- How do you handle pressure?
I interviewed at Yelp
Typical process, started with screening with recruiter then video call with a designer. Moved to onsite and did a series of interviews - portfolio review, design thinking exercise, hiring manager interview and PM interview.
- What was the most difficult part of the project?
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. I interviewed at Yelp
First interview was on phone with a recruiter who asked basic background questions. Before moving onto the next round, you're required to complete a writing assessment on a Yelp listing that they provide you. Second round interview was 2 separate interviews, 30-minutes each back-to-back. Again, the first few minutes were basic questions about background, skills etc., Then we engaged in a role-playing exercise in which they portrayed an unhappy customer. I was presented with fabricated performance metrics and was told to persuade them against canceling services based on that data.
- What made you apply to work for Yelp?
Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Charleston, SC
I interviewed at Yelp (North Charleston, SC)
Don't waste your time the pay is too low and they have a 12k threshold that you are required to meet prior to being able to start receiving a commission.
- I do not remember the interview question. However, they are not out of the norm.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
I applied online. I interviewed at Yelp (Toronto, ON)
1- HR call 2- one coding interview which was through zoom 3- on-site (can be remote) interview 1- HR call 2- one coding interview which was through zoom 3- on-site (can be remote) interview
- easy or medium level of the leetcode examples
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
I interviewed at Yelp (Cleveland, OH)
the interview was very misleading. it was 2 separate interviews a phone interview then an interview via zoom. zoom interview consists of role playing and that wasn’t told to me during the phone interview.
- tell us a little about yourself.
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Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at Yelp as 55.4% positive with a difficulty rating score of 2.82 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for Facilities Manager and Marketing rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Software Engineer Intern and Social Media roles were rated as the easiest.
The hiring process at Yelp takes an average of 17.6 days when considering 2,687 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Site Reliability Engineer had the quickest hiring process (on average 1 day), whereas Sales Account Manager roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 120 days).
Common stages of the interview process at Yelp according to 2,687 Glassdoor interviews include:
Phone Interview: 38.93%
One on One Interview: 21.25%
Group Panel Interview: 8.36%
Background Check: 8.13%
Skills Test: 6.54%
Drug Test: 4.64%
IQ Intelligence Test: 2.23%
Personality Test: 1.90%