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"Great place to grow your career, great business, work hard play hard"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Yelp full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

+ Culture: upbeat, smart, quirky, fun and hard working
+ People: very intelligent fun people, challenging, interesting and great workforce in general
+ High bar for performance: very fulfilling when you perform, but tough when you don't
+ Transparency: the company actually shares a lot about what's happening, and if you take it upon yourself build good relationships with your manager you'll learn a ton
+ Great business: Yelp continues to grow on all fronts, exciting to be a part of
+ Awesome career opportunities if you're top notch at your job. Lots of growth potential.
+ I have a lot of respect for the senior level management - Geoff, Jeremy especially

Cons

+ You have to work your tail off to do well, not a place you can glide by or phone it in. Not for the lazy
+ Depending on where you work, can feel a bit rah rah fratty sometimes
+ Rumor mill: a lot of people get into the frenzy of rumors about everything. Ignore it if you want to be successful.
+ Yes you will see Account Executives come and go, but not everyone can do sales, its not a job for the feint of heart, and when you hire as many sales people as Yelp does you're going to see a few duds. My advise: if you want sales just focus on your goals and leverage your resources and you'll do well.

Advice to Management

+ Continue to provide they type of transparency you do today
+ Treat all your employees like young professionals in all offices and departments

Other Employee Reviews for Yelp

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The best place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Elite Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Elite Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fun, young work environment
    -Music, fully-stocked fridges with Odwalla, Cereals, Snacks, Lunch, and more
    -iPad powered kegs in the office
    -Merit-based, a lot of room for growth within the company
    -High pay if you're good at sales (some of the top reps make about $150-200K/year)
    -Flexible hours

    Cons

    -If sales isn't for you, then look elsewhere!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sales is not for everyone"

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

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

    Pros

    -Awesome coworkers
    -Good benefits
    -Flexible Schedule
    -Offsites

    The people were really what kept me around ....I would have quit MUCH sooner if the people were any less amazing

    Cons

    -Cold Calling
    -Angry Business Owners
    -Being accused of extortion
    -Pressure to sell
    -Being hung up on daily
    -Low pay unless you are good at selling and can make commision

    Advice to Management

    The managers are young and fun and help make the job more bearable. I loved my manager, but there is no way she could make up for how much the nature of the job sucked.

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