Yelp (501+ Employees, 13% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

5% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 13% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $56M Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

Yelp is searching for a Benefits Specialist to join our Global Benefits and Leave team. This role reports to our Global Benefits Supervisor and will work with an amazing team to administer Yelp’s benefits and time off plans in the U.S. We are a distributed workforce, so this team member can be based anywhere in the U.S.

As the Benefits Specialist, you will serve as a key member of the Total Rewards team, interacting daily with employees and collaborating regularly with People Operations, Legal, Payroll, and HR Technology teams. This role provides support for Yelp’s benefits plans, which may include, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death, 401(k) retirement, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, COBRA, employee assistance programs, voluntary benefits, and/or wellness programs.

This is a full-time remote role based in the United States.

Where you come in:

  • Oversee the daily administration of employee benefits including eligibility, elections, qualifying life events, and corresponding premium deductions in Workday
  • Interact with employees and research, resolve and respond to service tickets, and hold office hours to answer questions on benefit plan coverage and design
  • Handle the day-to-day administration of Yelp’s 401(k) retirement plan and compliance requirements
  • Evaluate, approve, and continually audit benefit plan elections to ensure accuracy across internal and vendor systems
  • Communicate professionally with benefit carriers and vendors to resolve issues, escalate questions, and ensure plans are maintained properly
  • Facilitate New Hire Orientation and other benefits-related trainings and employee education
  • Assist with annual Open Enrollment, including answering employee questions and reconciling employee enrollments
  • Assist with content creation, maintenance and updates of benefits-related information on company intranet
  • Other special projects and duties based on business needs

What it Takes to Succeed:

  • 2+ years of benefits administration experience with a solid knowledge of all Federal, Statutory, and Local regulatory laws and ordinances such as FMLA, CFRA, SF HCSO, etc
  • Bachelor’s Degree and related professional certifications are a plus
  • Workday experience preferred (or other large HRIS system)
  • Experience with self-funded insurance plans is preferred
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills to effectively communicate benefits and wellness strategies at all levels
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 401(k) administration and compliance (NDT testing, correcting contribution errors, managing file feed errors, etc)
  • You are a great team player – optimism through tough challenges and a strong promoter of team chemistry and professionalism
  • Must be a problem solver, willing and able to see a problem, identify opportunities and bring forward suggestions for resolution
  • Understanding of HIPAA regulations and need for discretion when handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Live the Yelp values everyday: Be Unboring, Be Tenacious, Play Well with Others, Protect the Source, Be Authentic

What You’ll Get:

  • Effective your first day: Full medical, vision, and dental (100% paid employee only coverage)
  • 15 days PTO (accrual begins on date of hire and increases with 2+ years of tenure thereafter), 7 paid wellness days, 12 paid holidays, plus one floating holiday
  • Up to 14 weeks of parental leave
  • Monthly wellness reimbursement
  • Health Savings, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Employee stock purchase plan

Other Requirements:

Vaccination against COVID-19 is not required for this role. We nonetheless encourage all employees to get vaccinated. Employees who are not vaccinated may not visit Yelp’s offices or participate in any in-person work activities, and are not eligible to transfer or be promoted to a role that requires vaccination.

Tagged as: 501+ Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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