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Yahoo Reviews in Beijing, China

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
20 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance (in 158 reviews)

  • Lot of smart people to work with, too good in using latest technologies (in 139 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google (in 34 reviews)

  • Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes (in 79 reviews)

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  1.  

    This is the best company I ever been

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    very open. and managers are ready to help.
    A lot of fun

    Cons

    You should always keep your knowledge refresh. If you take 2 month leave, maybe you need learn again because many tools are replaced with new ones.

  2.  

    Good company to work in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Yahoo as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and moderate burden, they don't work overtime generally.

    Cons

    Lots of things to learn: hierarchy, Yahoo tools, other tools. Your burden depends on the team culture and the projects that you are doing, you have to estimate how much time you will need to finish the job and keep track of the process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    learning a lot from yahoo

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Yahoo as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    i worked as intern at Yahoo beijing in 2011. I did kind of job related to Twitter. It's really amusing and I got a lot of help from my mentor and manager. It's a great experience.

    Cons

    there are some kind of politics. May you need to decide which side you stand. everything else are all good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Software engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work, good colleagues to work with, good benefit.

    Cons

    Too many performance reviews, and quarterly review without salary change is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and fair regarding the performance review, do not apply the fixed curve for the result manually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    IT Technician Lead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Technician Lead in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - IT Technician Lead in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    fantastic working culture in this company

    Cons

    be good for my carrer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Personalization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Very good environment to wort at.
    Relaxed status.
    We can try different technology here.
    People here are very nice and willing to help others.

    Cons

    Weather in Beijing is terrible.
    Not comfortable with my salary.
    Too much constrains to develop fast as too much meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mobile Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues.
    Technical atmosphere.
    Many training session in HQ

    Cons

    Frequent organization change;
    More junior colleagues in Beijing center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    software engineer on Yahoo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    new, exciting technology with great colleague

    Cons

    sometimes the management are not so scientific

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Quality engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, smart people, good ci

    Cons

    Process not good, automation not enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place to work to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    not so sure quick career advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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