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    Yahoo was a great place...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was a full-time employee for a good number of years. This company had a great legacy and place in the valley and the people were great! Everyone wanted to be on HQ campus in Sunnyvale and there was a very positive atmosphere. Everyone wanted to contribute and work for a great company and product.

    Cons

    Everything you have read or are reading is true. They need to make some drastic changes, but also remember they are dealing with human beings, people, and not just numbers. This is where Yahoo! has lost some of its appeal and shine. Everything is the "bottom line" and how fast we can get it into production. No matter the incompleteness of the product get it out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    20-20 hindsight and looking back may help this company move forward. There are still bad times ahead for this company and drastic measures still have not been implemented across the organization. This company still makes billions of dollars, look at why and how and not just at the new "things". You still have many entrenched people from when Yahoo! first started. Maybe its time to clean that attic too and get a breath of fresh air.

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Yahoo Interviews

Updated Jan 26, 2015
Updated Jan 26, 2015

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Had three onsite interviews, which were easy to medium in difficulty. The interviewers did not seem that well prepared but everyone was in general friendly and competent.
    However, HR is a mess. It took them over three months from the day of my onsite interview to send me an actual offer letter, which is completely unacceptable. Furthermore they didn't communicate with me at all--they'd tell me they would get back to me that week and then not respond for another 2-3 weeks. And you can bet they won't reimburse you for your onsite interview.
    I had a good onsite interview experience and might even have considered Yahoo had their recruiting team not been so awful. It really reflects badly on the rest of the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Coding question before the interviews started on your own personal computer, can't share however because of NDA   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Had offers from better companies that were actually prompt in communicating with me

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average 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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