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Yahoo Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.4 1,689 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

(455 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    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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    Great work culture and learning

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBrand, Challenging, Learning, Great people to work with

    ConsSometimes processes, but have improved a lot

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    Sr Software engineer

    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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    Operations finance across several business units.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYahoo has a great culture and has many, many avenues to explore. It is a great place to learn about internet products and monetization.

    ConsThe largest problem is that often you feel you are working very hard for decisions that have already been made by upper management and there are a lot of pay check Franks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Manager

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsFree food all day long. Lots of event for employee and famliy

    ConsSome managements do not deserve to be manager, lacking of experiences.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Financial Analyst

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat tech company to work for, CEO is great. Fun culture, flexible hours.

    ConsCompensation is relatively low compared to other competitors.

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

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    Great Place to work

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsLots of talented engineers. Great place to work.

    Consrevenue is flat.. lots of policy changes. QPR. No life changin product at this time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLots of management level. Managers are not very effective(Not all though).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting company getting better.

    Writer (Former Employee)

    ProsDuring my employment, Yahoo was in a period of severe transition, but the people I worked with were always excellent, friendly, driven and really smart.

    ConsYou could tell the shifting nature of roles and some of the carryover from a bloated early existence was still causing a lot of trouble. There are plenty of public issues now, but the company seems to be hanging on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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