HR Generalist

Does the opportunity to be part of a hyper-growth organization and to work in a vibrant culture appeal to you?  Yelp is seeking an experienced HR Generalist who has experience supporting engineering organizations. 

The role handles people-related issues, opportunities, and challenges; provides general support for employees, managers, directors, and executives for an Engineering team of 400+ employees. Additionally, will provide ad-hoc support for HR Business Partner team across other business functions.

The right person will...

  • Be comfortable providing all levels of support to the client
  • Love solving people problems
  • Thrive in a hyper-growth, fast-paced environment
  • Partner with multiple HR and business teams

What we need...

  • Focused and disciplined. Strong organizational skills, great follow through on tasks, able to juggle multiple competing priorities. Attention to detail.
  • Motivated. Manages challenging issues to closure; helps managers build high-performing teams
  • Team player.  Works well across various teams to support clients.
  • Naturally curious. Always seeking to learn more and to improve on/streamline processes and programs
  • Relationship builder. Self-aware, strong communicator who works with employees and managers to establish credibility quickly.
  • Problem Solver. Quickly solve issues or seek out right course of action.
  • Fun. Enjoys having fun with other Yelpers; is flexible, and excited about Yelp’s growth.
  • Deepen Yelp Culture. Embed and extend how we work at Yelp to strengthen fun and impactful working environment.
  • Resilient. Handles the unexpected.  Willing to help out wherever and whenever needed.


  • You’ll support Yelp teams primarily in our San Francisco office and report to head of client-facing HR for San Francisco.
  • Provide general HR support to your clients such as employee development, quarterly conversations, performance management, manager training, onboarding.
  • Meet regularly with managers and employees to provide guidance and coaching as appropriate
  • Advise managers on people-related issues and needs; work with them to manage and resolve performance issues
  • Work with managers and advise them on handling separations and exit processes
  • Resolve employee relations issues and conduct investigations as needed
  • Apply knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees
  • Analyze date, identify trends and patterns and recommend actions to address issues or further improve strong areas 
  • Assist recruiting team as needed 


  • A minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of HR programs including compensation, performance management, employee relations, and employee/manager development
  • Understanding of various employment laws and their impact on HR matters required
  • Knowledge and experience in technology and software engineering businesses
  • Knowledge of Workday a plus
  • Ability to make timely, effective, principle-based decisions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; an articulate and persuasive communicator including strong presentation skills; some analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related area preferred


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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