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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer
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    Free food, and the people are fantastic!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting. I like the clients that I work with, and the people in my office are phenomenal. People are, for the most part, excited to work here. Lots of products, so a good salesperson will focus the conversation around client goals, and cater a plan that suits them. Really good for someone who has both an analytical and artistic mind.

    Cons

    Lots of different products to sell, so ramp-up is difficult. Four different systems, and lots of processes and teams that you need to work across to get anything done. Layoffs are claimed to be performance-focused, but I've seen a few rockstars who were let go, just because they had one bad quarter in the past, and each time, that's been due to reasons beyond their control (I worked directly with two of these workers). Some layoffs make sense, but I've seen too many solid performers go, and their managers were never asked for any feedback prior to the layoffs. This has a lot of people scared that they'll get cut and has really hurt morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get smarter about the layoffs. We know you need to make cuts, but solicit feedback from your managers. If you don't trust your managers feedback or decisions, that's a completely different issue that needs to be resolved, but it hurts everyone when we see true team players who have been solid performers for Yahoo get cut.

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Yahoo Interviews

Updated Mar 22, 2015
Updated Mar 22, 2015

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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 interviews on campus after meeting a recruiter in a job fair. My gpa was actually lower than their standards but they gave me an interview anyways. They asked me resume questions as well as give me an opportunity to explain why my gpa was low (3.4). Afterwords they asked me simple questions like reversing a linked list, and then asked me questions like what other offers do you have? I was then given the 2nd interview immediately afterwards, to which they asked 3 programming questions, like parsing a regular expression given a string, and designing monopoly and how to determine if a list has no duplicates.

    Interview Questions
    • Design Monopoly.
      Given 2 strings, figure out if one is a reg expression of the other.

      examples:
      Y-hoo, Yahoo -True
      Y*o, Yahoo -> True
      **hoo ->Yahoo True
      ya-* -> yahoo True
       
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    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

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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Additional Info

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Website www.yahoo.com
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 services such... More

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