Headquartered in San Francisco, Yelp helps consumers discover, connect with, and review local business, which includes everything from restaurants to doctors and dog groomers in cities around the U.S. and 29 countries. Company culture is based on creating an energetic work environment with a collegial atmosphere. Yelp employees widely appreciate this fun and friendly atmosphere as well as the open management style. As one employee states, “My manager listens to me and responds to issues within reason. The sense of ownership of what we are doing is tremendous, and I’m proud to say I work here. I feel valued and wake up excited to go to work.”
Yelp also encourages employee development by providing formal leadership development programs, onsite training, weekly one-on-one meetings, and quarterly conversations with managers. In addition, employee perks include an onsite barista, stocked kitchens, a nap room, game rooms, and colorful event celebrations. Each quarter, managers plan off site outings with their team to build camaraderie and take their mind off of work.
Community service is encouraged through the Yelp Foundation, created to support community and small business growth by making grants to local nonprofits that are actively engaged in those initiatives. At the end of the day, Yelp strives to be a company that people are excited to work for and where employees are truly passionate about local businesses.