Yelp
San Francisco, California
Yelp is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California. It develops, hosts and markets Yelp.com and the Yelp mobile app, which publish crowd-sourced reviews about local businesses, as well as the online reservation service SeatMe and online food-delivery service Eat24.
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San Francisco, CA, USA

$7,464
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Really enjoyed it!
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Worked on biz.yelp.com full stack web development. The intern program is tbh one of the best I've ever seen. Everyone is super fun, they know exactly how to treat interns from fun events, to making sure your project is done at the end of the term. I got a bit unlucky put on my own project doing front-end which I found out I didn't like, so work-wise it was a bit of a rough ride. Still, from my mentor to the PM to the team, everyone was really nice and my coding style got infinitely better, so it was a good experience.
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The internship experience was great, it was my first time in San Francisco and the YIP (Yelp Intern Program) offered a ton of fun events to get to know the other interns. As well, they offered plenty of reimbursement and support to find housing. The work life balance was great, there were smash nights on Monday, board game night on Wednesday and occasionally movie or trivia nights will pop up. The work I did was primarily Android, I was one of 4 people on the Core Android team so it was extremely fulfilling.
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Probably the most fun you can get from an internship. The Yelp Internship Program (YIP) is awesome, and they really help you explore the city/surrounding areas by providing events and weekend ideas. Perks are pretty standard: snacks + drinks, foosball, pool, free in-house coffeeshop (especially the chai latte). The work is very team-dependent. On Search, you work on pretty cool projects that cover a lot of different disciplines. Some of the other interns didn't like their projects too much, and a lot of people were placed on a different team than what the recruiter said. Mentors are hit-or-miss, but there's definitely a lot of opportunity to learn.
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Interned Fall 2016. Salary was roughly $3500 per two weeks plus $1500 housing per month. Perks include but are not limited to: frequent intern events, quarterly offsites, and lunch on Fridays. Part of your experience depends on the team you're on and the project you're assigned. I believe your second round interviewers will recommend teams for you to be placed on so be sure to let them know where your interests lie and what kind of work you want to do. Some aspects that don't depend on team and project are the work-life balance and company culture. The vast majority of engineers, PMs, and managers I interacted with were very smart and approachable. Seize opportunities to check out what other teams are doing, through yelp-beans, show and… Show More
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Let me start off by saying the Yelp Intern Program (YIP) is really awesome. The recruiters do a great job showing you around town and making sure you have a good time. My mentor was just alright but I've heard of others having really cool mentors. Unfortunately I didn't learn too much from my mentor. Work-life balance was okay too, most people regularly work over 8 hours but nothing ridiculous. There's a lot of clubs (board games, sports etc) and people are generally friendly. I really didn't find the work that meaningful and I'm not very optimistic about Yelp's future as a company. But there is some really awesome stuff being done in their data science and infra teams. If Yelp offers you your first time in the Bay Area, definitely take… Show More
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Yelp was a great learning experience. I found the mentorship and atmosphere to be incredibly chill and inviting. Experience varies widely from team to team, but I found that most teams on search had fun and interesting work. Would recommend 5/5.
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Perks: $1500 Housing stipend Snacks & Drinks Catered lunch on Friday Yelp has a very solid internship program. The work experience might vary depending on the team, but YIP (Yelp Internship Program) does an amazing job at engaging interns with activities at least once a week (e.g. street art painting, indoor mini golf, Giant's game with the mentor, trip to Angel Island, just to name a few). I participated in most of them and it was a great way to get to know the other interns and explore the city. I enjoyed the work; it' was not a 'let's add this small feature on the internal tools', but actually directly working on the Yelp platform. One drawback for me was that my mentor was leading a big project and had a lot of responsibilities… Show More
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Worked here in Fall 2014. Snacks and Friday catered lunches were provided. There was also a $1000 /mo stipend. I was assigned a team and given a designated mentor. I wasn't really given many options to branch out into what I was interested in. I worked mostly modifying internal API responses to facilitate the building of a few smaller features. The main feature I worked on wasn't particularly that complex or interesting; hence, the low rating for the quality of work. Work-life balance was essentially enforced for interns, since interns are paid hourly and overtime is discouraged. However, because of this hourly system, interns are also not paid for any holidays (i.e. I was only paid for 24h during the week of Thanksgiving).
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For my final co-op term, I worked for the Performance team at Yelp. I learned a lot at Yelp and really enjoyed my experience there. The culture is quite chill, and the workload is very reasonable. During my term, there was a large group of (30 or so) Waterloo interns, and the company organized group events for us once or twice a week. These events were a good way of getting to know people. Another perk is they provide a housing search service, so you don't have to spend hours combing through Craigslist -- this proved to be super useful. There is only free lunch on Fridays, but the pantry is stocked generously with snacks and drinks. I would definitely recommend working here!
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Software Engineer Intern

Irvine, CA, USA

$6,667
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Interned during the summer of 2017. I was on the Google Help/Feedback mobile team (iOS) and had two semi-independent projects throughout my term, both of them fully launched! I also got to do a large amount of backend development despite being hired as an iOS developer. The office culture was very laid back, and my host/team was very helpful during the entire internship. Not included in the salary is a $9000 relocation bonus at the start of the internship.
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Software Engineering Intern

San Francisco, CA, USA

$7,680
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I interned at Yelp in Winter 2018. Yelp has a really solid internship program. They really try to give the interns the best experience with weekly events. It helps to have a smaller intern group in the Winter term because you can really get to know everyone. In terms of actual work, I mainly got worked on their backend APIs and business logic. Nothing too challenging, but still pretty fun. The mentorship I got from my mentor was exceptional, but this is very team/mentor dependent. The culture at Yelp is definitely one of its major perks. Everyone is super nice and chill, no overtime expectations. The salary was 8000$/month with a 1500$ monthly stipend.
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YIP (Yelp Intern Program) is awesome and their dedicated team for handling interns is the best I've come across. They host weekly events that allow you to really get to know the other interns and explore San Francisco which is honestly a major plus. That being said, the work depends on what team you end up on and what projects are available. I personally did not get much mentorship and worked independently on an intern project for most of the term which does not give me a good feel of what it is like to be a full-time at Yelp. However, some of the other interns had good experiences and caring mentors, so that is not to say you will not find any meaningful work. Culture-wise, Yelp is great and all the people I met and interacted with… Show More
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