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Yahoo Reviews in United Kingdom

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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.  

    About as directional as a blind open water swimmer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand is very well known, great people and some very good (well one) snr management.

    Cons

    directionless, poor middle management, little benefit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees and stop promoting people who suck up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not What It Once Was

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

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Interesting international opportunities and the chance to work on some interesting project. Generally a relaxed environment and nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Talent has left the company in droves recently. It's not clear where senior management wants to take the company and what business Yahoo is in. There's very little innovative thinking left at the company and people are less willing to take risks. Corporate mentality has set in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus attention and innovate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Yahoo! is 'fun' right?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    High profile global projects. Great experiences, working alongside some extremely talented people. Nice office, perfect location in the heart of London. Free fizzy drinks.

    Cons

    Severe lack of direction - zero organisation/hierarchy. Constant restructures and lay-offs. Continuous bombardment of pessimistic media reports. Poor management skills and training throughout the business. Little or no personal development opportunities (unless you are lucky). A severe lack of resources in Europe, despite watching the US marketing team shovel money into pointless plastic toys and vanity websites which do nothing to change the user perception of the brand. General frustration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    End the blame culture, be brave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Matrix Structure Kills Ambitions

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Yahoo! is a diverse business and if you make the effort you can learn a lot.

    It has some really smart people. Generally, people are very respectful of one another.

    Cons

    Matrix organisation which gets worse in Europe.
    Very political and the wrong people are promoted.
    Management does not make hard decisions about people. They keep people who are mediocre for too long. That is why they are in such a mess now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work much quicker. Stop being wishy-washy. Create a strategy and then let the smart people below to develop and implement a tactical plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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