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Helpful (5)

"Awesome place to work!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great environment. Amazing people. Everyone there is willing to help you get on your feet and start coding. They all come off as friendly and helpful and you fit in, in no time. A lot of the time, you will either be on IRC chatting with fellow coworkers about life, or setting up some after-work activity. The environment is laid back and the only real motivating factor was seeing how much your fellow co-worker did the previous day, since there wasn't really in set deadlines to get a project done.

Cons

Had a long commute, but other than that everything was incredible. No complaints

Other Employee Reviews for Yelp

  1. Helpful (5)

    "4 star review on Yelp"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a young and fun company with tons of cool people and amenities. They take care of their employees and offer food, drinks, games and beer after work if you so choose.

    Cons

    No real growth opportunities; in account management there is only two options: 1. manager or 2. national accounts (but it's still having the same conversations day in and day out). There are only 5 conversations that you really have with the advertisers and it can get old explaining the same thing seven different ways to the 700 accounts that you are responsible for. People can be petty and immature at times so that can lead to frustrations.

    Advice to Management

    Just like parenting, everyone knows who the favorite is but it is your job to hide that to your best ability.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fix the way territories are distributed, and you've got a great entry level job"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great atmosphere (food, drinks, and kegs in the office)
    -Friendly, outgoing, co-workers
    - You get what you put in. Work hard and get rewarded
    - Very transparent, if you're not doing well you know it
    -Awesome to work for such a well known and (for the most part) respected company
    -The company atmosphere and great culture is what keeps people in the office
    -Management started off in the same position as the trainees, so they know what it's like and can easily relate. All the managers and directors are really great and it's nice to see that they love what they do.
    -Turnover rate is not as high as people would assume. It's not as "boiler room" as expected. -Basically if you're not good at the job, you'll know within a couple months

    Cons

    -Like many reviews before me have said, the territory you get in training will make or break your career. You must sell a certain amount in your first territory to get a new (better) one. No one gets an AMAZING territory in training, but there is a huge difference between a capital city, and a slow town suburb

    -One week you could do great, then the next you could do awfull, and the awfull week still completley over shadows the great one and that can be stressful

    -Since it's cold calling, the work hard and get rewarded statement doesn't always even out. It's a guessing game of who wants to talk to you and when. Also some people can be really rude

    -You basically sit at a big desk with your co workers, so everyone around you can hear you at all times. That in itself isn't bad because everyone is helpful and encouraging, but when you DO want privacy (or shelter from the loud office) you can't find it

    -If you don't like cold calling, this isn't for you

    Advice to Management

    Fix the way territories are distributed. If someone speaks a certain language, consider giving them a territory with a majority of speakers. Or if someone is from a hometown, consider that as well. I know it's not always as simple as that, but it would boost sales and morale tremendously.

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