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Yahoo Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.2 30 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Yahoo part-time

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)

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

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)

I have been working at Yahoo as an intern for less than a year

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)

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

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)

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

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)

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

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)

I worked at Yahoo

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)

I worked at Yahoo

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)

I worked at Yahoo

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
 - Work life balance
 - 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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Nothing special

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Yahoo

Pros“The best reason to work at Yahoo! is very simple: the people who work there. I haven't worked before at a place with so many bright, genuine, and good people. Many of them I now consider friends, some very close friends, and feel genuine loss when I see them leave. The daily interactions with my co-workers are the primary reason I have stayed with Yahoo! so long. In addition, the company offers a broad spectrum of products and projects, and allows a decent flexibility to switch between teams or projects. That is if one is inclined to do so. It has definitely helped me broaden my scope of experience, while still feeling excited and engaged about new opportunities.”

Cons“The organization still feels very convoluted and there is little visibility into the decision making process, at least in many teams, certainly not all. In general, my experience has been that most decisions are made in and by the "Product" team, which also likes to call themselves "Product Owners." It has always struck me as odd to operate in such a way, since the company is thriving to be an innovator. It begs the question if it shouldn't be the talented people who work there to make the right product decisions. The "Product Team" should be the sum of the people working on a project, with shared ownership and responsibilities. It is one of those details I have always found the most limiting and frustrating in delivering a great experience for the many Yahoo! users out there.”

Advice to Senior Management“My advice to senior management would be to focus more on their job, while I will focus on mine and deliver as best as I can. Ideally, senior management should be focused on appropriately staffing and budgeting business opportunities and ensuring the right people are doing their job. All too often I found senior management engaged on a level of detail that was overbearing. In the end it slows everything down and leads to products that were designed, not by the most qualified people, but rather by those who mostly interested in their personal career benefits and catering to some people in senior management. Again, this is certainly not the rule, but something one will be able to observe when staying at Yahoo! for some time.”

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