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Account Executive

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Former Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Yelp full-time for less than a year

Pros

You get to work with great people and the culture is great! A lot of parties, drinking, games and fun!

It's a great resume booster, learns the ins and outs of inside sales, learn how to be bad ass on the phone!

Cons

Very stressful environment! The turnover is really high and the pay sucks! The managers put so much stress on their team that it takes away the fun from the position. You're always worried if you're going to get canned.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company for young sales reps

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Yelp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The dynamic and culture of this company is outstanding for employees. A fun, fast paced environment with young, hard working people. Lots of off-site events, the offices are brand new and all are up to date with kitchens, ping pong etc.
    If you are a new person in sales, this is an outstanding company to get some stripes on your shoulder and learn the basics of selling, hustle and closing deals.
    The health benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    Cold calling on small and medium sized businesses is tough, and the compensation isn't that great. Don't expect to make a ton of money here unless you are the top 5% in sales.
    The claim is that there are tons of career opportunities, however 99% won't get above a mid level manager. If you continue on in sales, you could become a National Rep, but the transition is hard for most reps who don't have any agency experience and tend to fade out. Usually after about 2 years you'll have gotten your experience and can move on to another company for bigger $.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the people!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Horrible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Yelp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool office, fully stocked kitchens, very good training, 100% of health insurance is covered. Fun culture if you are in your early 20s. They have some fun contests (giving away iPad minis etc). You'll get some great initial sales experience here.

    Cons

    23 and 24 year olds are constantly promoted to management positions (which puts them in charge of 8-12 other sales reps). The reason for their promotion has nothing to do with management skills, but has everything to do with how much they suck up and drink the koolaid.
    The pay is abysmal. Imagine making $30k a year in SF or NYC.
    Managers sleep with reps on their teams, there is tons of office drama, yet nobody gets punished for it.
    The territory system is a complete and utter joke. You're given the same quota in Mobile, Alabama as you would have in Beverly Hills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold your employees accountable for their actions. Start drug testing your management team. Ban in-office relationships. All of these things make for a very toxic environment. Promote people that will actually be good managers instead of playing favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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