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Yahoo Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.4 1,685 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

(453 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance(in 146 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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    Great company to work for

    Software QA Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsCompany culture, flexible work hours and mostly nice people to work with. Marrissa greatly boosted company morale and public image.

    ConsA lot of political within middle management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall very positive experience

    Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros-Great place to build your career.
    -Lots of very smart people
    -Opportunities to take ownership and responsibility
    -Transparency and visibility
    -Compensation is great (the average engineer at every level has a higher base salary at Yahoo than Google, for example)

    Cons-Work life balance could be better

    Advice to Senior ManagementMarissa is doing a great job. The transparency and trust in employees is incredible, and there are a lot of opportunities to excel.

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

     

    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPrivate communication has always been an important part of the picture, and I think it’s increasingly important,” he said. “Anything we can do that makes people feel more comfortable is really good.

    Cons“They have gotten enough privacy black eyes at this point that I tend to believe that they realized they have to take care of consumers a lot better,” said Pam Dixon, executive director of the World Privacy Forum, a nonprofit research and advocacy group.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe service will then walk users through the privacy settings for their status updates, remind them of the applications that have permission to use their Facebook

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    Good

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of extra benefits (phone, t-shits, gym, Up band, free food, etc).

    ConsCan be difficult to move up; seems like constant reviews (quarterly). Mid-quarter reviews, end of quarter reviews, yearly reviews. You have peer reviews, etc. Feels like you have to have your peers like you in order to move up. Can be deflating if you are doing a good job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-do your review process!

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

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    Met and worked with some great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsWorked on a great team that was very proud of our product. Compensation was fair and so was the work / life balance although there were a lot of late night calls.

    ConsToo much turn over in exec team. It was almost impossible to deliver on a corporate objective before the priorities had changed. Lot's of technical debt - at least at the time - made it challenging to innovate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYahoo is always having something up its sleeve so there is a lot of room for employees to learn and innovation is always encouraged. The work culture is open and encourages growth

    ConsSometimes the communication from top-management is not on time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe trend setters in more areas instead of trying to play catch up with other internet advertising giants

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

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    Worst Employer Ever

    Designer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsFree food but beware of chaotic cafeteria

    ConsHorrible culture! I'm surprised that Yahoo has even survived especially now with Marissa Mayer. Very unwelcoming environment. Practically feels like a place where everyone is a robot and brainwashed. This is the very first company throughout my career where I've experienced such a lack of professionalism and respect. I didn't have any expectations for what was going to happen during my time here, but it is unacceptable and I am disappointed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to teach your staff some manners and just stop the wanna-be Google lifestyle on this campus. It's not working for Yahoo!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Looking back 3 years after I left, it was really great company with many smart, talented and fun people!

    Director (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsAt the time work life balance was good, comp and benefits were also great

    ConsWas always hoping for a good visionary CEO. Now it finally has the right CEO and that the Street likes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYahoo's best products: News, Finance, Sports. Keep the orig. yodel that everyone in the Valley remembers. Weather app is probably the only new thing that's really, really cool.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Nice

    Ad Classification Analyst (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosoffice culture, company value, perks

    ConsCompany was doing well, a good place to work for

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

     

    good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslot to learn and contribute technically.

    Conspersonal growth may not necessarily that easy.

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