USA / Reviews of Yelp, Inc.  and Yelp.com


  simon

Review Websites that Lie, Cheat or give out false information.

Why do they do it?

"Because they are paid advertisers, not a real true review site, do be aware!"





 

  YELP.com is a real bogus company.
"It appears that Yelp is spending tons of money to get seen and they put a lot into their "look", but they only give out BAD reviews according to companies who do not pay to advertise with them. Yelp seems to hide the good reviews with the excuse that they are filtered." -
Donald J. Leske Sr. / Business owner
 


     

     

    YELP SUES THEIR COMPETITION

    Ref: www.CBSnews.com/news/yelp-sues-companies-promising-positive-reviews

     
     Plus this;
    "If Yelp eats us, they will continue to eat businesses everywhere. Please help us stop the brain eating corporate zombie and retain the best lawyer. We set out on a mission to make one small thing easier for businesses, managing their reviews on various platforms. Along the way we discovered person after person who's business has suffered because of Yelp's unfair practices." Ref: www.Revleap.me - Read more here.  

     
    Update 2/22/2015:

    Donald J. Leske Sr. helps with $100 donation!
    You can also help: www.gofundme.com/revleap


    Yelp.com and the
    Business of Extortion
    2.0

    Local business owners say Yelp offers to hide negative customer reviews of their businesses on its web site ... for a price!

    By:
    Kathleen Richards is the co-editor of the East Bay Express.

    The phone calls came almost daily. It started to get creepy.

    "Hi, this is Mike from Yelp," the voice would say. "You've had three hundred visitors to your site this month. You've had a really good response. But you have a few bad ones at the top. I could do something about those."

    This wasn't your average sales pitch. At least, not the kind that John, an East Bay restaurateur, was used to. He was familiar with Yelp.com, the popular San Francisco-based web site in which any person can write a review about nearly any business. John's restaurant has more than one hundred reviews, and averages a healthy 3.5-star rating. But when John asked Mike what he could do about his bad reviews, he recalls the sales rep responding: "We can move them. Well, for $299 a month." John couldn't believe what the guy was offering. It seemed wrong, .....read more.


    Original article may be seen at:
    www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/yelp-and-the-business-of-extortion-20/Content?oid=1176635


     
     

     _____*Glass-Door reports____
    From CURRENT Yelp.com employees....
    and former employees.

    This review won't get filtered

    Current Senior Yelp Account Executive
    (Current Employee as of this writing)
    San Francisco, CA

    "I have been working at Yelp full-time for more than a year

    Cons See above: fun times with fun people....until they leave Yelp. You will work alongside some great characters at Yelp...for a year or less. The turnover is insane. Reason: The pay and lack of transparency. Yelp pays it's employees much less than what other companies do for a similar or even less demanding role. Transparency: Yelp claims to be very open but the reality is that the upper managers are great salespeople selling their sales-force on ideas but not actual realities. Also-you will feel like you are in high school at times with 2pac blasting while you're on a sales call....whatever floats your boat.

    Advice to Senior Management Pay more. Ask every single employee at yelp and they will say the same thing. Stop hiring and firing 40 people a month and pay the people that have worked to be where they are.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend."



     

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Cons This is a two year sales program at best with zero room for advancement once you hit sales elite. Account Executive= Telemarketer. You are working in a call center with unrealistic quotas/ unequal territories regardless of all the bells and whistles provided.
    Comp. is extremely low compared to other acct. exec. jobs in the tech. industry. Your constantly on a "treadmill," leaving you feeling disposable. They actually showed us clips of "Boiler Room" in our training!!!
    New classes come in every 3 months to weed out the poor performers (learning curve is estimated at 4-6 months).

    This job becomes highly repetitive/ mundane due to the scripting and focus on call volumes.

    The culture is akin to a sorority house- constant rumors/drama/politics. From the training, sales tactics, one on ones, team meetings- this would make a fantastic documentary on behavioral psychology!

    Advice to Senior Management If you aren't happy, resign and try something new. You might just surprise yourself and find this wasn't for you anyway OR you can just continue to drink that Yelp "Kool Aid".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend




    Over-hyped work environment with under appreciated employees

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros Kegs, table tennis, foosball, loud music, frat house atmosphere (if that's your thing). It's a fun place to work and they do a lot of outings and things like that.

    Cons Shady sales managers that are young with little to no experience.
    Lots of drinking on site.
    Unclear professional goals.
    Run you ragged, burn you out, hire new employees.
    Call volume/metrics are more important than revenue (I can't figure that one out either, probably has more to do with poor managers).
    They have an extremely high turnover rate and will hire anybody off the street because they have an acceptable attrition rate. You are replaceable. I know I sound bitter, but I took the recruiters bait, hook line and sinker. I've lived in the area for a long time and I'm always running into people that have been employed there for a short period of time before either rage quitting or getting axed for no reason. They call you into a sales meeting and have your stuff boxed up and they escort you off the property according to a friend.

    Advice to Senior Management Hire some real middle management. Just because somebody sounds hot on the phone and can sling a mediocre product doesn't mean they can manage people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend."


     

    WOMEN IN BUSINESS ...AGAINST YELP! Read this article on About.com -  "DO NOT advertise with Yelp....."