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Yahoo Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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3.3 33 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

(11 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance(in 146 reviews)

  • There are some smart people there and its great to work with(in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes(in 77 reviews)

  • Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google(in 27 reviews)

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    Good company, Not so good management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYahoo is full of talents and hard workers, great ideas are shared daily in the offices. The culture and the possibilities are great and this is the right moment for Yahoo.

    ConsNo work-life balance, absurd policies, processes are old and bureaucratic. Things don't move due to office politics. Most of the people with innovative ideas receives constant cease and desist from peers in other regions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what your middle management does.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    business analyst

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

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

    Consnot very creative, working hour too long

    Advice to Senior Managementmore creative way of managing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to grow in

    Senior Web Developer (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLots of talented people, very high profile projects to work on. Instead of having to pretend you work to scale, it is very much a daily given that you have to.

    ConsLots of hierarchy, many middle managers battle another by trying to get lots of people reporting to them, which means you might get tossed around a lot without being able to leave your mark in a project and fully understand it before you move on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the outcome of hackdays better. They fizz out as a perk after 2 years

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lacking

    Intern (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

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

    Consunfortunately 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 Senior Managementinnovate

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospay well, good benefits; international exposure, good management style , get to know lots of people

    Consno clear career path , things keeps on changing every now and then, you are never sure where are you going; you can loose your job at any moment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Partner Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsStill a large name in the Internet space and people will take your call

    ConsConstant rounds of redundancies - poor morale

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great environment but lack of new facilities and materials to work as laptops

    Senior Search Editor (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsFlexi-time and Nice environment, smart people and quick development

    ConsQuick changes in decisions
    Risk to be make redundant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Jumbled mess

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWell respected company, good benefits, decent opportunities for advancement, ability to travel or get transferred overseas, reasonable salaries, excellent facilities

    Consconstant re-orgs, too many middle managers, institutional inertia, jumbled decision making, organizational lack of focus, lack of innovation, hard to accomplish something challenging

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a direction, focus on it, and stick with your decision.

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    Great Brand, Poor managment.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsInternational team

    good packages

    great brand

    great product

    Consthey never figured out how to integrate in europe. europe has always been the cinderella. a part from fabiola arredondo, who was the right bland of european and american and a very nice person too.

    Advice to Senior Managementits time to either come up with something innovative or just sell the business.

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    Extremely worthwhile but flawed experience

    PR Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- Great brand
     - Smart people
     - Products that make a real difference
     - Opportunity for international travel
     - Interesting projects

    Cons- Budgets that go through a continual salami slicer
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     - Too many meetings
     - Huge difference in experience working in offices and benefits on offer - US was way better than US
     - Constant reorganisations
     - Being forced to use a HP laptop running Windows
     - Excessive politics

    Advice to Senior Management- Be merciless in killing properties and underperforming execs
     - Stamp on political infighting
     - Consolidate low value brands like Kelkoo
     - Work out what you want to be and invest in it
     - Focus more on user experience and the ad inventory will follow
     - Pick a budget and stick to it
     - Plan beyond 90 days

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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