Wondering what it’s like to work at Yelp as a Sales Manager? Continue reading to get the inside scoop from Waldon White, a Local Sales Manager at Yelp. Sales Managers at Yelp are responsible for managing a team of 10-12 inside sales executives and driving monthly revenue targets through new business acquisition.
Q: Tell us about your journey at Yelp A: My team helps connect incredible local businesses with local clients in their communities. I started working at Yelp as an Account Executive for about a year. I then decided to go into management because I feel that diverse representation at all levels is important and that my voice was needed. I guided various pilot teams to success while moving through the management ladder.
“I also played a significant role in bringing awareness to social justice in 2020 by lending my voice in conversations around change and movement. These conversations sparked the creation of BlackBurst, a Yelp employee resource group that also serves as our giving initiative and generates ideas to support Black-owned businesses on Yelp,” says Waldon.
Q: What is the most rewarding thing about working at Yelp? A: Helping guide and mentor new employees to a rewarding career at Yelp. I love the fact that every single day my team helps businesses find new clients and stay relevant in the market. We help regular, everyday people! Q: What happened during your best day at work? A: During my best day at Yelp, every member of my team hit their personal best for the month. I had 100% of my representatives participate in the success of the team.
Q: Tell us about a community at Yelp that you’re proud to be a part of A: BlackBurst. I am proud that I helped to create a community that represents the Black community at Yelp and amplifies our voices.
Q: What’s something that can only happen here? A: Okay… On my first day in the office, someone walked past in a hot dog outfit and yeah… Also, my friends have met their besties and spouses here. I have met lifelong friends here.
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Waldon started his career at Yelp as an Account Executive and has just celebrated his 5 year Yelpiversary as a Local Sales Manager. You can start your own journey and explore career opportunities at Yelp! Check out some of our job openings to find an opportunity that interests you.