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Yelp Overview

San Francisco, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (YELP)
Information Technology
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

Mission: Yelp connects people with great local businesses.

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Highest Rated CEOs: 2015 (#22)

Company Updates

  • We're excited to share that we're headed to Washington, DC! That's right, we're opening an office in our Nation's Capitol and we'll be hiring later this year.

    Yelp Opens DC Office: We're Hiring! - Yelp

    For years, the Yelp community in DC has been buzzing about the countless amazing local restaurants and hot new businesses found on every street corner. So we decided to move in! Yelp announced that we are headed to Washington, DC to open our next office! We've been building a vibrant community of locals and business...

  • Believe it or not, the job hunting season for college seniors is right around the corner. As you gear up to meet potential employers, consider advice from Andrew Easton, Yelp Software Engineer, on how to make a lasting impression at your next career fair.

    Winning an Engineering Career Fair - Yelp

    It's not hard to find a plethora of career fair prep advice, and much of it touches on important aspects. However, there are often significant details and perspectives that are left out. While this post will skim through some of the more common advice, we'll focus on a Yelp perspective.

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Yelp – Why Work For Us?

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed more than 127 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 using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online. The information these reviews provide is valuable for consumers and businesses alike. 


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.

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    Helpful (47)

    "Sales MBA"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
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    I spent almost 2 years at Yelp. It's a rollercoaster. Full of great colleagues, awesome mentors, and a challenging job (but once you get the hang of it you'll pitch-on-the-fly and feel like a boss).

    You are responsible for the full sales cycle. From introduction to close. You will have difficult conversations about selling them Yelp ads with SMB prospects. It's challenging, but what you will also have a team, an organization, readily available for you to learn and execute with.

    I owe everything I know about my profession to this opportunity I got here.

    Thanks Yelp! :)


    It's tough.

    This is not meant for someone that isn't ready to live in a role where you will live in failure. The beautiful part of the role is when, you execute... it's extremely gratifying! :)

    Advice to Management

    More paths available to those that want to challenge their skillsets to in a different capacity. The management path is awesome... Some are better individual contributors, like me! :)

    Also compensate better! You're not competitive amongst the other AE roles in the bay area...

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Yelp Interviews



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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yelp (San Francisco, CA).


    Phone interview, 2nd phone interview, in person interview with 2 sales managers who ask you questions about motivation and then we did a role play situation, where they give feedback that they would like you to implement.

    Interview Questions

    • What is an obstacle that you have overcome in your last position?   1 Answer
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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
  • The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads, Fatherly, 2017
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