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    The perks, the people, the atmosphere and work environment. Compensation is good as well. Overall it was an enjoyable experience.


    It is a big company so there is some red tape to deal with, and lots of meetings that can be counter productive.

    Advice to Management

    I'd recommend a focus on improving the content to improve advertising revenue. Read the comments of news articles, the articles that are pulled in from 3rd parties. Often times the content gets messed up (e.g. missing videos, pictures, etc) which makes the article almost useless.

Yahoo Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in June 2015.


    Applied online for Yahoo Gemini and got a call from Principal Engineer in 3-4 days, requesting for setting up Technical Phone Interview. 1 phone interview : Cleared and got onsite request. 1 on-site interview : Had 6 rounds each 45 mins. But one guy had to take PTO and ended up having only 5 rounds each 50 mins. 1/5 round was Lunch

    Interview Questions

    • Phone interview Question: Convert a BST into Doubly Linked List Onsite 1st Round: Scaling questions (don't recall them right now, couple of them were related to Kap, DHT, Chord), Sockets, RPC, Reverse Linked List, Circular Linked List, Middle of Linked List. 2nd Round: Coding question. Given an array with unsorted integers, move all even on left side and all odds on right side. After that sort even in increasing order and sort odd in decreasing order 3rd Round: Lunch. Overivew of the team and asking questions about what you are looking for and why are you leaving your current company 4th Round: Coding question. 1) Write a function which has 2 input (word, random_string), return true if you can construct the word from random_string or else return false. For e.g: "apple", "sxryppaelwb" will return true but "apple", "srxypaelwb" will return false. 2) Write a function which will sort the input word list into decreasing order of string length only if that word can be constructed from random string. 5th Round: Basic Logical question. 1) stack increasing decreasing question & code 2) ps aux | grep "myscript" related question.   1 Answer

Yahoo Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality , Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality , Human Rights Campaign, 2011
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Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Public (YHOO)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Google, Microsoft, AOL

Yahoo! wants to spread some cheer to Internet users around the world. Its network of websites offers news, entertainment, and shopping, as well as search results powered by Microsoft's Bing offering. Yahoo! generates most of its revenue through providing search and display advertising to Web operations in three categories: Communications & Communities (including Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Groups, and Flickr), Search and Marketplaces (Yahoo! Search), and Media (Yahoo! Homepage, Yahoo! Finance, and Yahoo! Sports). Other revenues come from fee-based ... More

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