Yahoo Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
1,748 Reviews

3.6
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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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  1.  

    Good could have been better with at least some newer opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, Employee respect and good treatment,

    Cons

    Restricted or no growth opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen out to your employees, stop ignoring them/ luring them of something which never came to life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    system engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large scale servers - due to which SE world will be very narrow.

    Cons

    Crazy bureaucracy, Upper management is good, but middle and lower managers need improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Its gonna be a terrific ride, buckle up!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of learning, loads of fun, awesome people, challenging work. Have a chance to impact millions of people with your work.

    Cons

    Sometimes things are too much top down and the pace is so fast that you get very less time to think through and you end up executing at break neck speed and sometime end up doing things that are not as good as you want them to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate redundancies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, Freedom to work on exciting stuff.

    Cons

    Frequent lay off's can be distracting. You don't have to worry if you are a high performer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning

    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn constantly and motivating work environment

    Cons

    In India the work life balance was a bit lopsided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trusting the wrong people while making some personnel decisions only lead to losing hardworking employees who never took advantage of the system

  7.  

    yahoo is a lively company with a fun filled environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    employee perks the environment compensation facilities 5 words

    Cons

    the work is not that innovative at the bangalore site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    plan and hire accordingly, look for long term opportunity rather than short term interests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Desperate attempts to capture past glory

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Best ambience and facilities, Macbook and iphone/Galaxy s3 provided by company
    excellent transport facilities
    Good financial support for self-development (Reimbursable upto 40K/annum)
    Free food

    Cons

    Blow your own trumpet to get ahead - no recognition to silent workers
    Management Lacking in direction
    Every thing controlled by CEO and her executive staff
    Lack of clarity of purpose
    Even middle management is fearful of leaving the job
    Looks like India operations would be scaled down in coming years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clarity of purpose to employees.
    Avoid negative politics by pitting employees against each other

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good learning experience; needs strong CTO

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Architect in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Newly energized workforce through initiatives started by Marissa Mayer
    Smart knowledgeable workforce

    Cons

    Responsibilities in Bangalore center are moving to Sunnyvale
    Lacks strong CTO to provide deep technology vision; Tech Council focuses mostly on compliance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a strong CTO to balance focus on UX

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tech lead

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great engineers. Great past.

    Cons

    Pathetic management. No strategic directions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collaborate
    Lead by example
    Hire better people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    working at US was a lot of fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good work life balance. Quality of work is top notch if the right group is chosen.

    Cons

    Career growth and progression could be more transparent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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