Yelp (NYSE: YELP) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland, Turkey and New Zealand. Yelp had a monthly average of 102 million unique visitors in Q1 2013*. By the end of Q1 2013, Yelpers had written more than 39 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Yelp's mobile application was used on approximately 10 million unique mobile devices on a monthly average basis during Q1 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.yelp.com/ or send an email to [email protected].
|||Working at Yelp is a 5 star experience! We have offices in San Francisco, New York and Phoenix. Our employees all work towards the same purpose of connecting people with great local businesses and we live by the 5 values of Yelp: Authenticity, Play Well with Others, Protect Your Source, Be Unboring, Be Tenacious. |
| ||Our offices are filled with all of the tools and fuel you need to make sure that work is never, well, work. Shiny Macs, ping pong tables, and fridges filled with Vitamin Water and Yelpwichingredients abound—all so that your day can be spent focusing on what matters. And after hours? Well, there is our kegmate… |
|The best part of working for Yelp is the people that work around me. They are all passionate, smart, creative and helping the foundation of small businesses grow. |
Charles Zetterberg, Sr. Account Executive
|I work for a company with values like ‘Be Unboring.’ I’m constantly being challenged to break the playbook and devise more fun and authentic ways to do things. |
Don Bourassa, Community Director
This engineering team does it all, running a site of 58M+ users and 20M+ reviews. They tame MySQL replication one day, implement a brand-new feature the next, and push it all out that night. They love being responsible for whole systems, and they love scaling those systems to the next level. But what really keeps the code flowing? Daily release cycle, baby!
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- Day in the life of a Yelp Engineer
PMs at Yelp do a lot. In an 'average' day you might be immersed in UI designs in Adobe Fireworks, QAing new features, spec-ing out ideas, and always, always using the site to think of ways we can improve it. We need a Product Manager who can design beautiful-but-simple features, crank out mockups and iterate on them quickly and think creatively about how to make yelp.com a more useful and fun place to be.
Think you've got the design skills to wow over 58 million users each month? Then Yelp wants to hear from you. We're looking for a designer that can create world class user interfaces that visually amaze but are simple to use.
About Yelp Sales Development Program
Know where you stand. In the Yelp Sales Development Program, promotions are earned by working hard and working smart. A transparent development plan outlines what you need to be doing every day, month and quarter to reach the next level. Increased compensation as well as additional responsibilities keep your career moving: work larger accounts; travel to your territory to meet clients; work out of our offices both domestically and internationally. Find what you excel at and make it a career.
Yelp is growing by the minute, and we’re looking for ambitious, energetic individuals to join our Sales Teams! If you're a brave leader who's passionate about local businesses, online advertising, and looking for a uniquely rewarding inside-sales development program, then we're the place for you.
We offer our employees solid base salaries that increase based on their individual performance; extensive initial and ongoing training; and a comfortable, energetic, world-class work environment with free food and an awesome office! We have a structured professional development program that provides a clear path to increased responsibility, a better title, and of course, more money!
You’ll have the opportunity to earn a higher base salary every 6-months or so, depending on your own performance
This program is structured as a two-year crash course in sales and online advertising. At the end of that period, depending on your performance, you can move into a higher-level sales role at Yelp, or use your training to land your next dream job. Whatever you decide, Yelp will help you get there.
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Cast your textbook aside, this is where marketing in social media comes alive! Join Yelp as a Marketing Intern and gain real marketing experience to real people!
Community Managers in over 70 Yelp communities are responsible for marketing, PR, other social media outlets, event planning, e-newsletter campaigns, and various odds and ends on the local level —but they can’t do it alone! Yelp Marketing Interns play an integral part in supporting activities designed to rally the Yelp community both online and off.
Want to apply?
Yelp wants interns to work side-by-side with our passionate, creative software developers. That's right, each intern at Yelp has a mentor and substantial projects to work on during their time here. We are looking for students who wish to gain experience at a growth stage startup by working on real work projects for our site. One caveat, though, we would need those projects pushed to Yelp.com immediately as we use continuous deployment.
Something we take a lot of pride in is our space we use for hosting meetup groups and tech talks. Yelp is looking for interns that want the chance to meet and greet with the best and most dynamic engineers in the Valley.
Engineers-in-training at Yelp!
We love interns at Yelp! And since we are such a small, agile team, we can take on Product Manager interns around the clock. If you are looking to gain experience at a cool start-up and do real work, then this is the place. Join us as an intern and have a real impact on our mobile apps, yelp.com or our services for business owners.
Think you've got the design skills to wow over 58 million users each month? Then Yelp wants to hear from you. We're looking for a designer that can create world class user interfaces that visually amaze but are simple to use. We are currently looking for summer interns.
The glue that keeps Yelp together, our “General and Administrative” crew consists of everyone and anyone outside of sales and engineering! From Legal to local Community Managers, Finance to Recruiting Coordinators, User Operations to Accounting, G&A covers it all.
Whether you’re a marketing guru or a whiz with numbers, Yelp is seeking enthusiastic, pro-active, and innovative individuals to join the Yelptastic team in SF, Phoenix, or NY!
Health and Medical:
Yelp covers 100% of the costs of insuring its’ employees. Insurance is your choice of HMO or PPO, and includes health, vision, and dental
Yelp encourages a healthy lifestyle by subsidizing exercise facility fees for full time employees. We reimburse you for up-to $60/month in gym memberships that bill ongoing.
Employees accrue 15 PTO days annually, on top of 10-11 paid holidays off, and 5 paid sick days.
Did someone say free food? Some may call it the “Yelp-15”, but that’s because it’s hard to resist the tasty snacks and Odwalla the kitchen. And for those long-awaited TGIF afternoons, we have some adult beverage machines (kegs) and our very own "bar." Don’t forget to check in!
Speakers and Education:
We offer bi-monthly speaker series events with some of our company directors. We’ve also included outside celebs including:
- Tim Ferriss-- author of the “4-Hour Workweek”
- Derrick Hall-- President of Arizona Diamondbacks
- Peter Thiel-- co-founder of PayPal
- Meg Whitman-- CEO of Hewlett-Packard
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Yelp full-time for less than a yearPros
great benefits, good coworkers, etc.Cons
can get monotonous after a whileAdvice to ManagementAdvice
continue to be strong!RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
I got an interview through my school's careers center. I was contacted by a HR rep to do an initial phone screen. As described in prior entries, this was a pretty weird talk by valley standards. I was asked 'what 3 words my co-workers would use to describe me'.
At the end, she did rapid-fire 10 or so questions through a long list of pretty technical, specific questions. She clearly did not understand what the right answers were, so it was basically just her comparing what you said to her answer, and checking a box if you're right. This left me with a pretty negative impression, as most of them really weren't relevant to the job I was interviewing for, nor were they a fit for someone with my background (stats major)
Some of the things I was asked are:
- How are server names mapped to domain names on the internet?
- How are they encrypted?
I got a form rejection letter a few days later.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative Experience
- How are server names mapped to domain names on the internet? Answer Question
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