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Pros
  • fully stocked kitchen/snack bar (in 64 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance is great with no work outside of the regular 830-530 (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • You will be calling small business owners all day asking them to spend money they don't think they have on advertising (in 84 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is essentially non-existent unless employee is very good at saying no (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best Intern Experience Ever!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Yelp's company culture and work-life vibes makes for an all around incredibly rewarding experience. I've been working at Yelp, remotely, in the Orange County area for the past six months and honestly, I've ;earned the most from any internship I've ever had with Yelp. My internship with Yelp has taught me to manage my time wisely, to work with others in new environments and to truly gain valuable marketing experience. Yelp is so fun. Through the internship we had tons of team dinners, meet-ups, and even a paid business trip! I know, crazy right? I can't thank my hiring manager enough, I really had the best experience ever as an Intern and hopefully will return to Yelp again, one day!

    Cons

    The only downside is their internships are a set six-month internship and they rarely extend their interns as they wish to extend the opportunity to more students and interns.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting for the brand, and working to improve the general perception towards the Yelp community and service.


  2. "Need to improve on internship."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is well known and therefore good for your resume. Dallas community has a sense of togetherness an fellow yelpers are very welcome and friendly.

    Cons

    Manager never gave guidance, no mentorship involved; when you have a Marketing Internship, you should be learning about how it all works for example - when negotiating with businesses to have elite events there, intern should be there to take notes and learn. Did not happen here. Met with her once at the beginning and the rest was just work from home, turn up at events to set up and cross out names.
    It is essentially a copy and paste job where you copy and paste what they want to FB, twitter, IG. Manager was very autocratic.

    Advice to Management

    You should have a better Internship plan in place - especially one which has to do with Marketing. Train your managers to be more uplifting and to take care of their employees.


  3. "Great learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yelp as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Yelp provides its interns with the opportunity to not only get a better understanding of the company itself, but also a firmer grasp on the field of marketing and communications. It also allocates a lot of personal responsibility to interns, so if don't come in the door looking for your hand to be held through all of your duties. Events are fun and allow you to better immerse yourself in the Yelp community.

    Cons

    Minor lack of communication between team members.


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  5. "A lot of fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yelp as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I actually learned a lot from my Community Manager. It was a great networking opportunity. You get a range of learning opportunities. I learned how to connect with small business owners as well as be exposed to planning big events with over 1,000 people attending.

    Cons

    I wish there were more opportunities to move up.


  6. "Marketing Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Honolulu, HI
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Yelp as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unparalleled experience. The community manager is basically your mentor. Knowledge is unlimited in this job and can open many doors if taken seriously.

    Cons

    Minimal pay but expected as it is an internship.

    Advice to Management

    Keep writing.


  7. "Amazing Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yelp as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to shape the kind of role you play in helping the local Community Manager. Whether it's event-focused, content-focused, both, or something else entirely, Yelp gives you a chance to work on what you're passionate about. You also get to interact with tons of local business leaders in brainstorming event ideas all the way to bringing those ideas to life, as well as Yelpers who love getting involved in their local community. And I didn't even begin to mention all Yelp schwag and fun events you get to attend. ;)

    Cons

    Seriously, what's not to like?


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Internship- Awesome Resume Builder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern
    Recommends

    I have been working at Yelp as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really fun company to work for. You work from home with a lot of one-on-one time with your Community Manager (CM). You get to work a lot of cool events in your community and meet a lot of new people. Dress code is usually casual unless specified otherwise. Free food & free beer on the reg. A great resume builder & conversation-starter. Endless Yelp Schwag.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, work a lot of nights & weekends, and you put quite a few miles on your car.

    Advice to Management

    More pay! Interns do a lot for their Community Managers!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Yelp as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to work from home and hands on learning experience. Lots of perks in terms of getting to attend various exclusive events around the area.

    Cons

    While gaining hands on experience, there seemed to be a lack of direction from mentor. Rarely met in person and didn't learn much directly.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fun, easy internship in social media and community management!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yelp as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Fun office culture.
    - Creativity is appreciated.
    - Flexible hours.
    - Great way to get to know a new city through your job.

    Cons

    - No office orientation or training, tough to get to know people.
    - Interns don't get passes, so I had to be rung up every time I came to the office.
    - The hourly rate for interns doesn't meet the London living wage.
    - The company said that they legally "couldn't" renew my contract past one term. To my surprise, my replacement was there for two terms. Either they found a loophole in the "law" or I was terminated without cause. I didn't push the issue because it was a (below) minimum wage job outside of my field. I guess it worked out since I freelance for the company now.

    Advice to Management

    - Mandatory orientation. Yes it's annoying for everyone involved, but at least you'll all know each other's names.
    - Pay your interns the London living wage of £8.55, not the national minimum wage of £6.19.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing Interns may have more marketing knowledge than their mentor."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yelp as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Help plan and promote Yelp and its fun events and get free food, drink and "schwag" (i.e.: Yelp paraphernalia)

    - Networking within your community

    - Flexible schedule

    - Paid (but only minimum wage)

    - Telecommuting position

    - Nice business to have on your resume

    - Great if you are looking to get into event planning and are very familiar with your local Yelp members and community

    Cons

    - You will be assisting a Community Manager ("CM") who may/may not have a marketing background. (Look at
    the careers section on the Yelp site. It's not a requirement.)

    - Not a learning experience unless you've never had experience in promoting/event planning. You may know more about marketing techniques than your CM if you've graduated or are near graduating and have already done work/internships within your field. This can be good or bad... good because he/she may give you the freedom to practice your skills, bad because (again) you're not learning anything new.

    - Not a direct connection w/ HQ if you're trying to get a job with Yelp.

    - Some CMs can have big egos

    Advice to Management

    - CM should have marketing background

    - Internships should be somewhat of a burden in that you are TEACHING not just reaping the benefits of an extra worker who probably has more marketing knowledge than the mentor.