I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Yahoo.
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I was interviewed for multiple positions. The process was fairly lengthy-just about 90 days from contact with the in-house recruiting team until finally being told that I was not selected. During that time I had multiple interviews with a wide variety of people, and four things became very clear:
1) They are working hard to reinvent themselves, and Marissa Mayer's name is on everybody's lips. To the point where I kept trying to think where I had met this person everybody kept referring to so casually but earnestly by first name, as if they had just been talking out in the hallway or I had met her in an early conversation and should have remembered what she said.
2) They are very middle-management heavy. I met multiple Directors and VPs without having a good clear sense of how they all roll up.
3) If you don't already have a Silicon Valley pedigree, you're probably not going to be seen as a good "culture" fit. Which is both understandable (any hire that raises eyebrows right now is high-risk) and very frustrating.
4) There is a pretty high chaos/newbee factor. Many of the people I spoke with were themselves very new to Yahoo, and there seemed to be a lot of job-switching and task handoffs along the way for those who had only been there for a few years.
Interview Question – "Describe how you've had to get consensus with a group" View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in June 2013.
Interview Details – Contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn. Had a couple of phone interview, then onsite.
Interview Question – standard interview questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in July 2012.
Interview Details – My interview started on my final week, so I did the final round on phone. 2 days with 4 ppl, each 45mins
Negotiation Details – more than what I expect
Pros: Free food, flexible work hours, CEO with vision, company on the rise – Full Review
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