Yahoo Reviews in Burbank, CA

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
1,775 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance (in 153 reviews)

  • There are some smart people there and its great to work with (in 136 reviews)


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

  • Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    Smart people and advanced technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Experience large scale apps, big data and deployments

    Cons

    no clear strategy and confusing priorities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    propagate clear strategy and metrics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great for engineers and PMs sales not so much now

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Used to be a fantastic company

    Cons

    Current leadership lacks coherence and direction, reorgs twice in one year, the sales organization is in a shambles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have multiple staff with 8 year tenures voluntarily leave you have a problem. Marissa is fantastic but I'm pretty sure middle management obfuscates and tells her what she wants to hear without solving the true problems.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work. People are talented!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours and awesome benefits package.

    Cons

    Not be able to work from home could pose a problem for most working parents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent, be transparent, and communicate to all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    horrible people in IT Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor

    Pros

    free food, good cafeteria ...pool table snacks and nice environment

    Cons

    Mistreat newly joined people..treat consultants like labors. boss around too much..most of them seem to be Indians especially in corp apps side..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to know how to treat people and have reasonable expectations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company but it's nothing like it was

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Applications Dev Engineer  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Applications Dev Engineer in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, casual dress, free phones, free food, upgraded laptops, good benefits, great pay

    Cons

    Org changes very frequently. No more work at home. Very ambiguous ratings procedures. Once you are "ranked" it can't be changed even if a grave mistake has happened. There is not appeal process and the ratings are not transparent. Poor communications with employees as far as business direction from top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the stacked ranking system. Bring back working from home. Keep your free food if you like. Clean house on crappy do nothing middle managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great energy and work, with some increasing overhead

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company is constantly working on exciting, innovative projects and engages employees across the company to make meaningful contributions and execute quickly.

    Cons

    Increase in administrative overhead such as quarterly goal setting/scoring, performance reviews, etc. starts to get exhausting. HR seems really off as a whole, resulting in a lot of missed deadlines for things like hiring decisions, benefits enrollment, delivery of employee reviews, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please overhaul the HR org to be as accountable as the rest of the company is expected to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best places to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Engineering Manager  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Service Engineering Manager in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company, good team work. Compensation and perks are good. I have had a free hand implementing and learning.

    Cons

    The rating system that was recently implemented sucks. Good employees lost jobs due to the forced ranking system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the ranking system which is bad for yahoo.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful company that treats employee well

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    I have been there during the most difficult years of yahoo, but yahoo treats employees pretty well, general packages for employees being laid off etc

    Cons

    Morale. People cannot focus on their work because all these rumors around yahoo

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, for a bit

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    cool people, interesting scaling problems, Fun Parties. Still have many friends from there to this day. Its good for a big company.

    Cons

    Constant treat of layoff. Low pay, benefits were ok. Re-org, re-org, re-org. Too many bosses, not enough workers. Older technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pare down the management structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Yahoo is the ever-evolving company!

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    The perks can't be beat! Free food! New phones! New baby policy and 5 yr sabbatical are among some of the best!

    Cons

    Politics can get in the way of promotions or pay increases. It's more about who you know then how you perform.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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