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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.  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    great environment to work in the UK

    Cons

    slow changes comparing to other companies in the sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    catch up witht he market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fantatstic environment. Good culture. Smart people. Lovely feel

    Cons

    Too fast paced. sometimes not very strategic. not a great team to execute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N.A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

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

    Pros

    Work hard play hard, positive momentum in an industry of rapid change, love working with the people. Slowly becoming more like Google.

    Cons

    Slowly becoming more like Google.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to roll out global products faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience in Yahoo, could have been better though

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is good place to work: Nice work environment, good work benefits, friendly staff atmosphere. Management is fairly effective

    Cons

    Slow at innovation, salaries lower than similar companies
    Some technical tools were outdated, hard to do an efficient work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the technical problems quicker!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great potential, great talent, sometimes good strategy, really poor execution

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    vibe, flexibility, good mobility, scaling opportunity

    Cons

    bureaucracy, politics, low attention to performance (changing radically with Marissa Mayer)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work culture and environment at yahoo

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    relaxed, informal.
    People are concerned with work and beyond that no questions would be asked.
    Quite friendly and conducive environment

    Cons

    few projects are crappy with not much of direction.
    Not much otherwise. Priorities are not that well set and direction changes quite often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarity on project outcome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    One good place to work. Just don't expect it to be speedy.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Friendly, smart people with lots to offer.

    Cons

    Too slow to enact change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the smaller departments to make quick, management level free changes to improve usage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Enoyable.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Nice people, fun company to work for, you can make what you want of your career their if you put the effort in up o a point.

    Cons

    Too much proprietary stuff sometimes limiting the ability to improve portable skills sets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on the excessive red tape, make internal web sites consistent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good personal experience, less so for others.....

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Personally, I've had a very good experience working for Yahoo. I have been offered a number of promotions and gained a lot of valuable experience. However, although I believe that this is the product of my own hard work, it does occasionally seem that others have had less valuable experiences.

    Cons

    Seems that if it can be over complicated, it will be. Recently there has been a complete lack of direction, confounded by the utter inability of the Senior Management team to instill any belief in the company, or in their skills as leaders. There is far too much bullsh*t rhetoric that at times seems to fly directly in the face of what we are being told. However, if you can cope with this, then its fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a clear strategy, and stick to it! Way to much disparity in communicating what it is the company stands for. And it would be nice to see the stocks go up, for a change.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Yahoo London -- the smaller version of the hq

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    Former Employee - Director Engineering in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director Engineering in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Working with very smart people who are affecting the lives of millions of people -- one of the few places where you really can get in touch with the world as a whole.

    Cons

    Often too many projects to be able to truly be able to focus on one thing -- many time there is too much legacy making it hard to innovate and launch new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the company structure right -- figure out the role between regions and head office, and create the reporting structures accordingly.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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