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"monotonous job"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

great culture
managers care
benefits
training is great

Cons

cold calling. all. day. long. 80 calls expected, 2 hour minimum talk time.
never any change in your day. if youre not pitching youre calling businesses leaving voicemails and getting hung up on all day long.
They are not upfront about the commission structure. you pretty much have to make your salary for the company in order to start making commission
work-life balance is rough. 830-530, often expected to stay later.
micro-managed, managers are looking at your metrics all day long.
they say 5 promotions in 2 years, some promotions doesnt involved a pay increase, just a title change

Advice to Management

no need to come in at 830 when most businesses aren't even open yet.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (11)

    "It's a great first job...until you tell them you're quitting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yelp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - endless free food and coffee
    - great, young office environment
    - excellent training
    - very transparent about expectations that come with the job
    - management is pretty hands-on and makes sure you're staying on track

    Cons

    - the actual job is emotionally and mentally draining
    - arent many opportunities for career growth

    Here's the big one:

    Once I decided I was leaving, I gave the standard two weeks notice to my manager and then all of the sudden I became invisible. My manager didnt acknowledge me more than three times in my last two weeks as an employee and as a member of her team. She straight up ignored me and it made me feel AWFUL, like I wasn't worthy of her attention anymore. The three times she did acknowledge me she was complaining about how I was making her life harder by quitting because she had extra paper work to fill out and I was standing in the way of her holiday bonus. It made leaving so much easier.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like crap - even if they are leaving


  2. "Can you handle sales?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, commission, opportunity for growth, perks, benefits, management

    Cons

    Cold Calling.... If you can't handle calling businesses and asking for $ than this job isn't for you.

    If you are looking for a job in sales and ready to kickstart your career with a great company than this is for you.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing.

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