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Yahoo Reviews in London, England

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
14 Reviews
3.9
14 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance (in 158 reviews)

  • Lot of smart people to work with, too good in using latest technologies (in 139 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google (in 34 reviews)

  • Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes (in 79 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic environment, but not always empowered to make decisions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic atmosphere, great and smart people to work with, great are to work in.

    Cons

    As a subsidiairy of a US company, you are not always empowered to make impactful decisions from offices outside of the US.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    UK office - Great company, good atmosphere, BAD MANAGEMENT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - London I T in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - London I T in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic working environment, great people to work with, fun atmosphere and a good work/life balance, with good benefits and perks

    Cons

    Bad management, disorganised, no structure and lack of support for staff. Lots of bureaucracy, red tape, hard to get anything done as the U.S govern most of the UK policies. Bad communication from the top tier management. Management don't support or encourage their staff. Don't understand or allow staff to embrace the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor and review your staff to ensure they are providing the right support for their staff. As when I was employed,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Marketing Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great environment to work in the UK

    Cons

    slow changes comparing to other companies in the sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    catch up witht he market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    business analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo part-time

    Pros

    great company great future and stable income.
    plus very good manager

    Cons

    not very creative, working hour too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more creative way of managing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment, interesting product problems, great co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great benefits. Co-workers are genuinely nice people. Much less political wrangling than I've experienced at some other places where I've worked. Lots of great new products and content. It is an exciting place to work and they value their employees.

    Cons

    It is an American company, so if you work in EMEA, it is sometimes challenging to keep track of the latest developments that are happening in the US. This issue is not really specific to Yahoo, but is a basic challenge when working in the UK for an international company that is head-quartered in the USA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lacking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    big name, good perks, clever people, flexible hours, potential to work from home if you need to any given day

    Cons

    unfortunately the company appears to have lid a bit since 2000, hanging onto ploys to get pageviews and really pushing for search share with lazy tactics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    innovate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    look good on CV for next job(hopefully)
    Food is alright

    Cons

    Absolutely no career development, your idea will not be listened, if you are an engineer, be prepared to be a code monkey.
    No strategy at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yahoo London engineering team is really not competitive, due to the poor management. The senior director should leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great potential, great talent, sometimes good strategy, really poor execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    vibe, flexibility, good mobility, scaling opportunity

    Cons

    bureaucracy, politics, low attention to performance (changing radically with Marissa Mayer)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enoyable.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Nice people, fun company to work for, you can make what you want of your career their if you put the effort in up o a point.

    Cons

    Too much proprietary stuff sometimes limiting the ability to improve portable skills sets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on the excessive red tape, make internal web sites consistent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good personal experience, less so for others.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Personally, I've had a very good experience working for Yahoo. I have been offered a number of promotions and gained a lot of valuable experience. However, although I believe that this is the product of my own hard work, it does occasionally seem that others have had less valuable experiences.

    Cons

    Seems that if it can be over complicated, it will be. Recently there has been a complete lack of direction, confounded by the utter inability of the Senior Management team to instill any belief in the company, or in their skills as leaders. There is far too much bullsh*t rhetoric that at times seems to fly directly in the face of what we are being told. However, if you can cope with this, then its fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a clear strategy, and stick to it! Way to much disparity in communicating what it is the company stands for. And it would be nice to see the stocks go up, for a change.

    Disapproves of CEO

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