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Updated July 29, 2015
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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Pros
  • Work life balance still good (although changing) (in 158 reviews)

  • Was lucky enough to work with really smart people (in 139 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (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. An Icon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with some truly passionate people at an iconic company. Everyone knows who you work for. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Assuming you're not working in sales or business development, you really need to be based in Sunnyvale. Otherwise you're pretty much on the sidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Pull everything back to Sunnyvale. Reduce footprint. Move quickly to find a new growth area/product and implement globally.


  2. Learning and Development

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning & Development in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Learning & Development in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with Fun place Free phone, free food. Good medical insurance Flexibility in terms of time as long as you do your job properly

    Cons

    No clear career path and development for employees. Career and workload depend mainly on your manager, there'snot necessarily consistency even within teams. There's no proper review on managers or training to up-skill them Salary is not competitive at least not in my department. Too many re-orgs and changes.

    Advice to Management

    Have a proper career path for your employees. Train managers and ensure consistency.


  3. Lots of interesting work and able to connect to many organisations across locations.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting and buzzing ... Love the work, and the fact that we impact users. Good compensation, free food (which is very nice) and phone.

    Cons

    Uncertainty as we never know what comes the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the at time too much uncertainty.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Culture is eroding and poor upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If free food and cell phone is your thing then this is an OK place to work. Still pretty relaxed in terms of office environment and the type of people they employ.

    Cons

    CEO quietly has people fired and offices closed to appease the wall street gang. Outside the US, things are dire. There is a culture of underpaying and under rewarding non US employees and things are the most US centric most people have seen for a long time. The CEO has a bad case of the "Emperor's new clothes"

    Advice to Management

    No strategy and a seemingly impulsive spending streak on smaller companies is eroding whatever confidence people had in the company. Yahoo mail absolutely sucks, whether it be used as a corporate mail or for the end user. Tumblr if people are being honest, has been a spectacular waste of money and an impending failure.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic environment, but not always empowered to make decisions

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  7. UK office - Great company, good atmosphere, BAD MANAGEMENT

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    Current Intern - London I T in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - London I T in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    catch up witht he market


  9. business analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    more creative way of managing


  10. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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)



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