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Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
327 Reviews
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327 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.  

    Amazing company one of the very best

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

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

    Pros

    1. Salary
    2. Benefits
    3. Smart People
    4. Innovative

    Cons

    Recruitment process is a bit too slow. Job can be awesome to aweful depand on your manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company. pro-employee.

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

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Pro employee. very innovative and good culture.

    Cons

    In some instances, too much process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing place to intern

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

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    I learned so much from working at Yahoo as an intern. My team was friendly, helpful, and did a great job mentoring me. The campus is nice with a ton of perks such as free food, a gym, and beach volleyball.

    Cons

    I had no cons from interning here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Great benefits and Great Culture

    Cons

    Too many employees in some position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Awesome people, good company

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome and great people, very smart coworkers, hard challenges, excellent culture, moving forward, good leadership, free food

    Cons

    Get things done; depends of a lot of teams, each team has their own priorities, seems like people don't stay here for long time. Is hard to find somebody for more than 10 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    QPR process is not right, good hard workers getting bad result; just because they need to have somebody in the percentage range.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great and Getting Better

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

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

    Pros

    - Very positive, fun company attitude/outlook
    - Free food, cell phone, social events, etc.
    - Frequent executive interaction with employees
    - Mature technical base with established products
    - Great people!

    Cons

    - Growing pains about future company direction
    - Looong hiring process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving in the direction you're going! (But help speed up the hiring process while you're at it!)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great company

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

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Free Food! Great team to work and grow with.

    Cons

    New CEO changes made hiring delivery time change from 25 days to over 3 months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unbeatable Benefits, Smart Wonderful People!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    The people are amazing and smart, easy to work with. The benefits are overly competitive. Free lunch is something you get used to quickly but stop to appreciate often.

    Cons

    In any large company there can be some red tape and limitations. However, Yahoo does a pretty good job attempting to create internal opportunities to innovate and move laterally.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, awesome opportunities to work on!

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

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

    Pros

    - very talented and seasoned workforce around you
    - opportunity to move across domains and verticals
    - excellent leadership team, CEO meets employees every week

    Cons

    - few really old people in the system doing the same thing for 10-15 years and are not open to discussion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the whole organizational alignment per the yearly goals so as to avoid friction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    wonder place to work

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

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

    Pros

    people there are all smart and and have passion to work and easy to communicate

    Cons

    the senior management team is not steady and always changes during years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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