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Yahoo Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
720 Reviews
4.0
720 Reviews
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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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.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Search Editor (Contractor) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Search Editor (Contractor) in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun tech company, great atmosphere, management, and perks. Leadership here is great and team collaboration is what makes this place thrive.

    Cons

    public company, big push for shareholder happiness, news is often hush hush within the company and news comes to everyone pretty late

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best working years of my life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Authentic team, fast paced, clear career path

    Cons

    Red tape, too matrixed, executive leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Start-up like working environment for the mobile team
    Coworkers are very nice
    Great work life balance
    Happy Hours every Friday and team field trips from time to time
    Free lunch (no dinner in NY office)

    Cons

    Quarterly reviews
    RSUs are too little
    NO MORE ESPP
    Only 25% 401K match

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Yahoo is doing amazing things!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist

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

    Pros

    Extremely smart people, diversity, passion for the mission, global footprint is honored and practiced. Laser focus on goals at scale, tied and aligned to your individual value. Weekly leadership meetings extremely informative and valued.
    Focus on products is crystal clear and very exciting.

    Cons

    New leaders bringing in their "own" from the outside and leaving some of current Yahoos as risk or simply overlooked for new opportunities. Quarterly performance can be intimidating and not always clear - if new then you're likely to get a lower rating in the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New leaders building their teams should take time to meet and learn more about their current amazing team before hiring externally. The wealth of knowledge and commitment to the corporate mission are assets that can't be quickly or easily replaced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Yahoo Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Yahoo is a great technical company.
    Great team and great technology

    Cons

    The business value is not very well understood within the employee.
    Not very strong leadership

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Excellent benefits! Encouraged opportunities to move within.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be horrible depending on the department. Demanding hours requiring 10+ hours in office, in addition to the 10PM meetings with off-shore teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Fun and work managed equally

    Cons

    nothing. The place is good and love to continue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Customer Service Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Palm Springs, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Palm Springs, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    The pay was good. I'm happy.

    Cons

    Non. Everything was great. No issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non. Management was the best. No issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Gained great experience; too much politics & bureacracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learned more in 2 years than could have learned in most companies or start-ups in 5 years

    Cons

    Very frustrating how slow everything moves. Lots of ugly poiltics. UGLY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. They can help make the place better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Cool place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lockport, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lockport, NY

    I worked at Yahoo part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks
    Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Small office (Lockport, ny)
    Management isn't the best in all departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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