How WeWork Enabled Yelp’s Accelerated Growth
150 desks in New York City
With Yelp's continued business growth, they required flexible workplace quickly for hundreds of employees in New York City.
WeWork Large Office provided the ideal solution for Yelp’s expansion in New York. In this data-driven space built for enterprise, with customizable options and enhanced amenities, Yelp was able to deliver an optimal experience for employees with options to expand/contract as needed.
- Real estate on demand in key NYC location
- No upfront capital investment
- Flexible membership agreement
- Customizable options: office layout, A/V, IT and interior design
Yelp’s continued business growth required flexible workspace for hundreds of employees. To help support this growth in the long term, John Lieu, Senior Director of Real Estate and Facilities at Yelp, is managing the construction and expansion of their Regional HQ in New York City. However, while construction is underway, Yelp’s growth is not slowing down.
“We required an immediate real estate solution or it could impede on our company’s ability to grow. By moving our employees into a WeWork Large Office, we could continue growing.” - John Lieu
WeWork Large Office, is an off-the-shelf, turnkey solution specifically designed to meet the mature needs of enterprise organizations.
Lieu envisioned an open floor plan, one that would foster more collaboration among the staff. The space would have a variety of work areas, from single-person phone booths to conference rooms that could accommodate a whole team. The company decided to move its team into a finished WeWork space in New York. It’s the perfect solution, since Yelp will not have to hire more people to work at front desk, arrange for a cleaning staff, or take care of routine maintenance.
“There are a lot of choices out there when a company needs more space. WeWork is more of a cultural fit for us and it provides the vibrant, flexible working environment that we are looking for.”
The building is in a prime location close to Yelp’s headquarters in NYC and accommodates approximately 150 employees. Yelp utilizes dedicated amenities like private offices and personal meeting rooms, and enjoys access to shared amenities including meeting rooms and phone booths throughout the space. WeWork Large Offices was able to meet all of their requirements with a move-in ready space that allowed them to do their best work while eliminating the time and cost associated with test-fits.
WeWork and Yelp have worked together across the nation to help propel company growth, from WeWork Valley Towers in San Jose, California, to WeWork Wonder Bread Factory in Washington, DC.