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Yelp Overview

Website www.yelp.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Public (YELP)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed more than 83 million cumulative 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 ... More

Mission: Yelp connects people with great local businesses

Company Updates

  • We know that interviewing can be stressful. Here are 5 interview tips to help you land a five-star career at Yelp. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIGnO

    Yelp Official Blog: How to Land a Job at Yelp: 5 Tips for Interviewing

    With more than 3,200 employees in eight offices, Yelp has grown a lot over the last 11 years. We owe a lot of that success to the careful curation of our workforce.

  • Yelp is proud to earn a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index 2016 and the designation of a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the second year in a row. See the full list here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIGav

    HRC's 2015 Corporate Equality Index

    Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2015 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees. Find gay-friendly businesses.

Yelp – Why Work For Us?

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed more than 77 million cumulative 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. Approximately 142 million unique visitors* used our website, and approximately 79 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device, on a monthly average basis during the quarter ended March 31, 2015. 

Working at Yelp is a 5 star experience! We have offices in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Phoenix. Our employees all work towards the same purpose of connecting people with great local businesses and we live by the 5 values of Yelp: Authenticity, Play Well with Others, Protect Your Source, Be Unboring, Be Tenacious.

We're Hiring!​​

Our offices are filled with all of the tools and fuel you need to make sure that work is never, well, work. Shiny Macs, ping pong tables, and fridges filled with Vitamin Water and Yelpwichingredients abound—all so that your day can be spent focusing on what matters. 


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 yelp.com 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: work larger accounts; travel to your territory to meet clients; work out of our offices both domestically and internationally. 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!

You’ll have the opportunity to earn a higher base salary every 6-months or so, depending on your own performance

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, or use your training to land your next dream job. Whatever you decide, Yelp will help you get there.

Check out our offices in SF, ChicagoNYC, and Phoenix!

​​We're Hiring!​​

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​​​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 Yelp.com 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, yelp.com 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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Yelp Co-Founder & CEO Jeremy Stoppelman
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    I Learned More Here Than In Any Other Career

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
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    I worked at Yelp full-time (More than 3 years)


    Sales to local businesses is very challenging, however it's really rewarding. Yelp's advertising product is great and knowing that you can help a small business owner compete in their market and connect with their local community is totally worth it. I also loved the hands on approach to training and development. I've worked at other jobs where they give you packets and videos and expect you to learn from those materials. At Yelp they trained and helped me through 10's of different avenues.


    I wish there was a less expensive package to sell businesses. Sometimes $$ can be tight and you want to help them somehow. Guess that's what the free products are for.

    Advice to Management

    I loved it at Yelp. Especially being on pilot teams and testing new approaches to sales. Keep that up. (I had to leave for personal reasons that took me to Dallas for a few years. Hoping to get back in at some point).

Yelp Interviews

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  1. Helpful (90)  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yelp (New York, NY) in April 2015.


    I applied through an employee referral with the process taking 2 weeks. HR called to set-up a 20 minute phone screen with a Sales Manager. Phone screen ADVICE: - Have a set answer as with WHY you want to work for Yelp (culture, growth opps, personality is Yelp, make sure you say that you are an avid Yelp user!) - Have a set answer as to WHY you want to work in sales (challenging, rewarding, commission, etc.) - What skills do you have that will make you successful in sales? (coachable, competitive, etc.) - What motivates you, especially in sales/when you are struggling? (commission, fully stocked kitchen, happy hours, the culture, the co-workers.) - Research Yelp. What awards has Yelp received, etc. - Ask questions. In-person ADVICE: You will have 2-3 in-person interviews at the Yelp office. Basically, all the same questions will be asked above during these interviews. You will then have role play. - During role play, don't stress, make it a conversation. - Implement their feedback, and you will do role play again. They are looking to see if you are coachable. - Dress to impress. - Write down their email, send a thank-you note. Webinar If you make it pass the in-person interviews, you will be asked to attend a webinar. An HR recruiter will go thru the training program, and your career path with Yelp. Good news!

    Interview Questions

    • I am a pizza parlor in Brooklyn. I have never heard of Yelp. Schedule an appointment.   Answer Question

Yelp Awards & Accolades

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  • Best Places to Work, Phoenix Business Journal, 2014
  • 50 Must-Have iPad Apps, TIME Tech, 2013
  • 10 Great Travel Apps, The Boston Globe, 2013
  • The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2013
  • Top 10 Business Deals, Time, 2013
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