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Yahoo Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

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 147 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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    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosgreat environment to work in the UK

    Consslow changes comparing to other companies in the sector

    Advice to Senior Managementcatch up witht he market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFantatstic environment. Good culture. Smart people. Lovely feel

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementN.A

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

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    Positive direction

    Research Analyst (Current Employee)

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

    ConsSlowly becoming more like Google.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to roll out global products faster.

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

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    Good experience in Yahoo, could have been better though

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

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

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    Some technical tools were outdated, hard to do an efficient work with

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the technical problems quicker!

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

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

    Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosvibe, flexibility, good mobility, scaling opportunity

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

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

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    Work culture and environment at yahoo

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementClarity on project outcome

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly, smart people with lots to offer.

    ConsToo slow to enact change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow the smaller departments to make quick, management level free changes to improve usage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enoyable.

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

    ProsNice 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut down on the excessive red tape, make internal web sites consistent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

    ProsPersonally, 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.

    ConsSeems 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 Senior ManagementDevelop 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.

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    Yahoo London -- the smaller version of the hq

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

    ProsWorking 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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