Yahoo Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
1,813 Reviews
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance (in 155 reviews)

  • Lot of smart people to work with, too good in using latest technologies (in 138 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google (in 32 reviews)

  • Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes (in 78 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 (more than an 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
  2.  

    Great learning

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

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (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

  3.  

    yahoo is a lively company with a fun filled environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Desperate attempts to capture past glory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    Good learning experience; needs strong CTO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tech lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be good. Degrading after the new leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Facilities, benefits, brand, old time sake and friends.

    Cons

    Unplanned, short sighted goals, cut throat management, politics, north indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work culture, nice work, amazing facilities, employee friendly

    Cons

    Commitment of Yahoo towards India center is question mark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers in Yahoo India center need lots of training. They dont know how to manage engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    New yahoo is awesome

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Fast paced challenging work environment
    - Opportunity to work on excellent products
    - Immense learning
    - Best benefits in the industry

    Cons

    - At times too many meetings
    - Employee transportation can be made better and more convenient
    - Takes a while to learn Yahoo's technical infrastructure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more clarity in the vision for whatever we do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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