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Yelp Overview

San Francisco, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (YELP)
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed more than 148 million rich, local reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people ... Read more

Mission: Yelp connects people with great local businesses.

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2015 (#22)

Company Updates

  • Yelp will now let you create and share itineraries as well as keep tabs on your favorite businesses via Fortune

    Yelp Adds Another Way to Help You Keep Tabs on Your Favorite Businesses

    Yelp is adding Collections, providing users with what the company describes as an easier method to create and share itineraries.

  • We're celebrating Deaf Awareness Week at Yelp and talking all about the American Sign Language classes we offer our employees:

    How One Engineer Started an ASL Class at Yelp - Yelp

    To celebrate Deaf Awareness Week we're excited to highlight our biweekly American Sign Language (ASL) classes. The origin of ASL classes at Yelp remains a mystery, but Yelp folklore leads us to believe that they were started by one Yelp engineer who wanted to communicate freely with a hearing-impaired teammate.

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Yelp – Why Work For Us?

We’re passionate about connecting people with great local businesses. A career at Yelp means helping to change the way businesses and consumers interact. We’re bringing together world-class talent from different backgrounds, disciplines, and areas of study to produce an  inclusive and stimulating environment. Our focus is on the development of each person walking through our doors, because that’s what makes Yelp tick - community. At the end of the day, we enjoy what we do – and we work well together doing it.


This engineering team does it all, running a site of 58M+ users and 20M+ reviews. They tame MySQL replication one day, implement a brand-new feature the next, and push it all out that night. They love being responsible for whole systems, and they love scaling those systems to the next level. But what really keeps the code flowing? Daily release cycle, baby!


PMs at Yelp do a lot. In an 'average' day you might be immersed in UI designs in Adobe Fireworks, QAing new features, spec-ing out ideas, and always, always using the site to think of ways we can improve it. We need a Product Manager who can design beautiful-but-simple features, crank out mockups and iterate on them quickly and think creatively about how to make a more useful and fun place to be.


Think you've got the design skills to wow over 58 million users each month? Then Yelp wants to hear from you. We're looking for a designer that can create world class user interfaces that visually amaze but are simple to use.

We're Hiring!

About Yelp Sales Development Program

Know where you stand. In the Yelp Sales Development Program, promotions are earned by working hard and working smart. A transparent development plan outlines what you need to be doing every day, month and quarter to reach the next level. Increased compensation as well as additional responsibilities keep your career moving. Find what you excel at and make it a career.

Yelp is growing by the minute, and we’re looking for ambitious, energetic individuals to join our Sales Teams! If you're a brave leader who's passionate about local businesses, online advertising, and looking for a uniquely rewarding inside-sales development program, then we're the place for you.

We offer our employees solid base salaries that increase based on their individual performance; extensive initial and ongoing training; and a comfortable, energetic, world-class work environment with free food and an awesome office! We have a structured professional development program that provides a clear path to increased responsibility, a better title, and of course, more money!

This program is structured as a two-year crash course in sales and online advertising. At the end of that period, depending on your performance, you can move into a higher-level sales role at Yelp, whether that be in Sales Management or National Sales. Whatever you decide, we'll will help you get there.


Cast your textbook aside, this is where marketing in social media comes alive! Join Yelp as a Marketing Intern and gain real marketing experience to real people!

Community Managers in over 70 Yelp communities are responsible for marketing, PR, other social media outlets, event planning, e-newsletter campaigns, and various odds and ends on the local level —but they can’t do it alone! Yelp Marketing Interns play an integral part in supporting activities designed to rally the Yelp community both online and off.

Want to apply?

Yelp wants interns to work side-by-side with our passionate, creative software developers. That's right, each intern at Yelp has a mentor and substantial projects to work on during their time here. We are looking for students who wish to gain experience at a growth stage startup by working on real work projects for our site. One caveat, though, we would need those projects pushed to immediately as we use continuous deployment.

Something we take a lot of pride in is our space we use for hosting meetup groups and tech talks. Yelp is looking for interns that want the chance to meet and greet with the best and most dynamic engineers in the Valley.

Engineers-in-training at Yelp!

We love interns at Yelp! And since we are such a small, agile team, we can take on Product Manager interns around the clock. If you are looking to gain experience at a cool start-up and do real work, then this is the place. Join us as an intern and have a real impact on our mobile apps, or our services for business owners.

Think you've got the design skills to wow over 58 million users each month? Then Yelp wants to hear from you. We're looking for a designer that can create world class user interfaces that visually amaze but are simple to use. We are currently looking for summer interns.

We're Hiring!

The glue that keeps Yelp together, our “General and Administrative” crew consists of everyone and anyone outside of sales and engineering! From Legal to local Community Managers, Finance to Recruiting Coordinators, User Operations to Accounting, G&A covers it all.

Whether you’re a marketing guru or a whiz with numbers, Yelp is seeking enthusiastic, pro-active, and innovative individuals to join the Yelptastic team in SF, Phoenix, or NY!

We're Hiring!

We are a community of many backgrounds, talents, and perspectives. Yelp has and will continue to grow as a company in order to meet the diverse needs of our employees, our users, and our customers.  At Yelp, we believe that diversity is an expression of all the unique characteristics that make us human: age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, education, and personality, just to name a few.

We are just as committed to inclusiveness as we are to diversity in our efforts to leverage the full power of our global organization. At Yelp, we celebrate our differences so that talented people of every background can fulfill their potential and provide exceptional client service.

Our Employee Resource Groups help create a welcoming and collaborative environment by providing engaging programming, business insights and solutions, and opportunities for learning.  We also have Affinity Groups, which bring Yelployees together around their passions, hobbies, and shared experiences.

Among the many Yelp Employee Resource and Affinity groups you will find at Yelp:

· AWE, Awesome Women in Engineering group

· WAY, Women at Yelp group

· OUTburst, LGBTQQIA group

· DiverseBurst, ethnic diversity group

· Parents @ Yelp, parents and parents to-be group

· YelpCares, volunteering/philanthropy group

· Health & Wellness, fitness and lifestyle group

For more on our diversity initiatives and what we’re working on at Yelp, visit our post on the official blog: Bigger Than a Numbers Story.

Yelp Reviews

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    "local sales manager"

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    Current Employee - Local Sales Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Local Sales Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
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    I have been working at Yelp full-time (More than 3 years)


    supportive culture, quick career growth, amazing product, great benefits and corporate support.
    Honestly my time at Yelp has been unlike anywhere else. I was expecting another "sales" position but was pleasantly surprised to be imursed into a culture where my peers and managers honestly cared abot my growth and paved the way for my future. I was able to quickly move up the ladder and create a career under an amazing name. I've been here 4 years already and cant imagine ever leaving. The culture and what the company stands for are honestly some of the best I've seen.


    I have honestly never had any complaints about the company minus your typical lulls you'll face at any job

    Advice to Management

    Keep being honest and working 1:1 with myself and reps to pave the path.

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Yelp Interviews



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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Yelp (Los Angeles, CA).


    Applied online. A regional manager reached out to me via e-mail and arranged a skype interview. After that, I was moved along to the writing test which had 3 questions. Then had 3 more skype interviews with another senior community manager and senior executives in the community department. Overall, it was a great experience and everyone I spoke to seemed to love working for Yelp.

    Interview Questions

    • If I were to visit you for a day, tell me all your favorite places in *city* you would take me?   Answer Question
    • What is one word you'd use to describe yourself?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a dream event you'd love to attend and/or plan.   Answer Question
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Yelp Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies of Arizona, Best Companies AZ, 2017
  • Forbes America's Best Midsized Employers 2017, Forbes, 2017
  • Top Companies for Women Technologists by Anita Borg Institute in North America., Anita Borg Institute, 2017
  • Best Places to Work for Millennials, Great Place to Work® Institute, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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