Yahoo
3.4 of 5 1,678 reviews
www.yahoo.com Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

Yahoo Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.4 1,678 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

(450 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance"
    in 144 reviews
  • "Good place to work to learn cutting edge technologies and to work with brilliant and smart people"
    in 127 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 26 reviews
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    It's awesome.

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood ongoing projects. Amazing and interactive team. Team is not too small and not too large (about 10~15 at max.). Perks. Food. Open culture and excellent leadership by Marissa Mayer.

    ConsI don't see any cons right now. Maybe the routine may become one con.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe office culture is great with the weekly fYIs, meetings, lunches, interactive events. I am happy with the environment today.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Yahoo is a great company that is goal driven and cares about their employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI love the culture, leadership and compensation/perks that Yahoo provides to employees. There has been a tremendous push to make Yahoo the place to work.

    ConsYahoo is a big company and with that you need to have a number of processes and transparency is difficult to obtain since so much is happening.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency needs to improved on every team and come from the top down. Hire from within. Find a way to reduce the goals process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Prosgood work life balance, nice people

    Conslack opportunity for personal development

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    Bloated and detached

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsCushy work environment, lax pressure to ship quality products, on campus perks, WFH freedom (pre-Marissa)

    ConsImpact on customers is minimal in most positions, many products are never shipped or shut down after lots of fervor and sometimes without warning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus, lay off more people to get a streamlined organization. Focus the R&D teams on products with customers, non-quantifiable impact, and quantifiable revenue. Make revenue generation a priority for everybody.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good environment

    Search Analyst (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThe company tries to take care of miscellaneous stuff for employees so that we could focus more on the project or tasks at hands.

    ConsWhen the deadline gets closer, the pressure builds up. But, I guess that doesn't apply only to Yahoo but many other companies in the simily

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lucrative disaster

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsGreat pay. Huge scale. Some very talented people.

    ConsLitte chance your work will come out well. The company will always find a way to make the end result sucky.

    Lots of people punching the clock, working minimal hours to cash a steady paycheck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou must find do a better job of finding business justification for product quality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great co-workers and fun work environment

    Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing training programs and trainers, really spent a lot of time learning about all aspects of an internet company.

    ConsThere were clearly favorites among management who didn't have to worry much about job security while the rest of us sweat it out daily

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop management is totally insulated from the nonsense that goes on beneath them. There is no one company culture, it all depends who your boss is and what location you sit it at a certain time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDynamic culture which helps execution

    ConsToo much of pressure to deliver new stuff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosculture has changed
    Great benefits
    Scale
    Cool things to work depending on the team
    Great people.

    ConsMiddle management
    Process
    Decision making
    Long term strategy

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to think long term revenue making options

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Incredibly good place to be yourself and lots of opportunities to learn and contribute

    Senior Technical Yahoo (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros- good benefits
    - free meals (it was subsidized when I was there)
    - smart people
    - most coworkers are helpful
    - one of the few companies where most of the managers are there to help you grow
    - was a leader in its fields and is finding its way back to be leader again

    ConsC-level executives have been lacking in vision and courage in the past. Not sure if that is the case today.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind new niches and own them. Decide if you are a media or technology company. Or both. Hire people who can understand and bridge the gaps between these two (sometimes) conflicting goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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