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Yelp Overview

Yelp is a business directory service and crowd-sourced review forum, and a public company of the same name that is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company develops, hosts and markets the website and the Yelp mobile app, which publish crowd-sourced reviews about businesses.
The staff at Yelp come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 43.7% female and 44.4% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, Yelp notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 94.4%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at Yelp tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the company for 0.9 years. The average employee at Yelp makes $72,753 per year. Pay at Yelp is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like Twitter, Facebook, and Google, which pay $137,847, $128,942, and $127,289, respectively.
Based in San Francisco, California, Yelp is a key player in the media industry with 4,350 employees and an annual revenue of $943.0M.

The Organization’s Mission

To connect people with great local businesses.


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The Team At Yelp

Key People

    Jeremy Stoppelman (ceo)

    Max Levchin (Director)

    Mariam Naficy (Director)

    Joseph Nachman (Executive Officer)

    Jeremy Levine (Director)

    Robert Krolik (Executive Officer)

    Jed Nachman (COO)

    Lanny Baker (CFO)

    Diane Irvine (Director)

    Russel Simmons (founders)

    Peter Fenton (Director)

    Laurence Wilson (Executive Officer)

    Robert Gibbs (Director)

    Geoff Donaker (Executive Officer, Director)

    Fred Anderson (Director)

The Culture At Yelp

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The team you'll work with is scrappy, nimble, and fun. The culture at Yelp is a unique environment combining the best parts of being at a startup with the stability and resources of a successful public company.
You will also help create and deliver innovative and engaging learning solutions that will scale across all Yelp locations.
We are looking for innovative leaders to continue growing our talented teams.
Yelp Restaurants is looking for motivated individuals who are passionate about helping restaurants, bars, and nightlife drive value from Yelp's suite of restaurant products - Yelp Waitlist and Yelp Reservations.
You will have an impact on Yelp's Mid Market business, which is still in its early stages and growing fast.
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Yelp Reviews

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What Do You Like About Working There?

Compensation, culture, coworkers, AMAZING benefits, opportunities for advancement. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Acting like an precedented pandemic is having a massive social and economic impact. Show More

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Free health insurance. Show More
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What DON'T You Like About Working There?

It can be cut throat Show More

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The gym is my favorite perk, and also the different events. Show More
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What Do You Like About Working There?

Great experience learning how to sell and manage the full sales cycle from vetting prospects to closing deals. Conducive work environment and excellent colleagues who supported me. Learned a lot about the sales process and about myself in a professional working environment.
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Great benefits, culture, training and management Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

aggressive sales tactics, buy or die style, micromanagement at times Show More

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medical, dental, vision fully employer paid Show More
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Yelp Rankings

Yelp is ranked #36 on the Best Media Companies to Work For in California list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Yelp Salaries

How much does Yelp pay?
The national average salary for a Yelp employee in the United States is $72,459 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $122,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $42,000 per year.
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Yelp Salaries By Job Title

While the average employee salary at Yelp is $72,459, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role.

Some of the positions that earn high wages at Yelp include system software developer, product manager, software engineer, and mine engineer.

A typical system software developer salary at Yelp is $136,174 per year.

To get a better sense of the salaries at Yelp, other roles such as customer service representative and marketing internship can be considered as well. For comparison, the title customer service representative at Yelp earns $29,089 per year.

Yelp Careers

On average, employees at Yelp stay with the company for 0.9 years. Employees most commonly join Yelp after leaving Nordstrom. When they leave Yelp, they most frequently get their next job at Udemy.

Average Length of Employment
Twitter1.2 years
Facebook1.2 years


0.9 years
Top Employers Before Yelp
Nordstrom14.9 %
Target6.6 %
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Top Employers After Yelp
Udemy9.8 %
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Yelp Employee Demographics

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We calculated the diversity score of companies by measuring multiple factors, including the ethnic background, gender identity, and language skills of their workforce.

Yelp Employees Education

Of the 4,350 employees at Yelp, 19.4% attended Arizona State University. Employees at Yelp most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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Yelp Financial Performance

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Yelp Financing Rounds

DateAmountSecurity Type
Feb 17, 2015Equity
Feb 17, 2015
Jul 31, 2013Equity
Jul 31, 2013
Nov 7, 2012Equity
Nov 7, 2012
Feb 17, 2010Equity
Feb 17, 2010

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Yelp Competitors

Competitors of Yelp include Twitter, Facebook, and Google.

Employees at Twitter earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $137,539.

Employees at Facebook earn an average of $128,766 per year, and the employees at Google earn an average salary of $127,251 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about Yelp

How many Employees does Yelp have?

Yelp has 4,350 employees.

How much money does Yelp make?

Yelp generates $943.0M in revenue.

What industry is Yelp in?

Yelp is in the online media industry.

What is Yelp's mission?

Yelp's mission statement is "To connect people with great local businesses."

What type of company is Yelp?

Yelp is a public company.

Who are Yelp's competitors?

Yelp competitors include Twitter, Facebook, AGI Publishing, Cumulus Media, Valpak, Yodle, Hill Holliday, Clipper Magazine, YELLOW BOOK USA, Hearst, Digital First Media, Citadel Broadcasting, DEX MEDIA WEST FINANCE, Adams Outdoor Advertising, Supermedia, TALKING PHONE BOOK, WHITE DIRECTORY PUBLISHERS, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Google, Journal Broadcast Group.

Who works at Yelp?

Jeremy Stoppelman (ceo)

Max Levchin (Director)

Mariam Naficy (Director)

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Where is Yelp's headquarters?

Yelp's headquarters is in San Francisco, CA.

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Updated May 18, 2020

Zippia gives an in-depth look into the details of Yelp, including salaries, political affiliations, employee data, and more, in order to inform job seekers about Yelp. The employee data is based on information from people who have self-reported their past or current employments at Yelp. While we have made attempts to ensure that the information displayed are correct, Zippia is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. The data presented on this page does not represent the view of Yelp and its employees or that of Zippia.

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