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"Decent job for recent college grads interested in sales."

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Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent training/ orientation period to learn Ad product.
On site kitchen full stocked/ free beverages. (You will tend to work longer hours/ take less breaks)
Highly visible brand/ respected in the tech community.

Cons

This is a two year sales program at best with zero room for advancement once you hit sales elite.
Account Executive= Telemarketer. You are working in a call center with unrealistic quotas/ unequal territories regardless of all the bells and whistles provided.
Comp. is extremely low compared to other acct. exec. jobs in the tech. industry.
Your constantly on a "treadmill," leaving you feeling disposable. They actually showed us clips of "Boiler Room" in our training!!!
New classes come in every 3 months to weed out the poor performers (learning curve is estimated at 4-6 months).
This job becomes highly repetitive/ mundane due to the scripting and focus on call volumes.
The culture is akin to a sorority house- constant rumors/drama/politics. From the training, sales tactics, one on ones, team meetings- this would make a fantastic documentary on behavioral psychology!

Advice to Management

If you aren't happy, resign and try something new. You might just surprise yourself and find this wasn't for you anyway OR you can just continue to drink that Yelp "Kool Aid".

Other Employee Reviews for Yelp

  1. Helpful (15)

    "Flexible, work-from-home, fun but rigorous"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yelp full-time

    Pros

    Young, hip, open-minded and creative company that encourages outside-the-box thinking. Build great connections throughout your community.

    Cons

    Work-from-home and ability to set your own schedule (i.e. no 9-5 office to limit your hours) paired with high expectations across a wide range of responsibilities can lead to very long hours. Frequent need to attend meetings/events nights and weekends.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Brand Ambassador + Marketing Assistant/Intern"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people interaction, every day was unique

    Cons

    night and weekend hours, not much structure

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