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Yahoo Reviews in London, England

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
29 Reviews
3.9
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic environment, but not always empowered to make decisions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic atmosphere, great and smart people to work with, great are to work in.

    Cons

    As a subsidiairy of a US company, you are not always empowered to make impactful decisions from offices outside of the US.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Fantastic technical team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    If you love chocolate, you would probably want to work in a chocolate factory. Well if you like technologies, you certainly want to work for Yahoo!

    Cons

    No product vision, just cost cutting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are a media company, kust accept it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    UK office - Great company, good atmosphere, BAD MANAGEMENT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - London I T in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - London I T in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic working environment, great people to work with, fun atmosphere and a good work/life balance, with good benefits and perks

    Cons

    Bad management, disorganised, no structure and lack of support for staff. Lots of bureaucracy, red tape, hard to get anything done as the U.S govern most of the UK policies. Bad communication from the top tier management. Management don't support or encourage their staff. Don't understand or allow staff to embrace the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor and review your staff to ensure they are providing the right support for their staff. As when I was employed,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Marketing Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    great environment to work in the UK

    Cons

    slow changes comparing to other companies in the sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    catch up witht he market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    business analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo part-time

    Pros

    great company great future and stable income.
    plus very good manager

    Cons

    not very creative, working hour too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more creative way of managing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to grow in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of talented people, very high profile projects to work on. Instead of having to pretend you work to scale, it is very much a daily given that you have to.

    Cons

    Lots of hierarchy, many middle managers battle another by trying to get lots of people reporting to them, which means you might get tossed around a lot without being able to leave your mark in a project and fully understand it before you move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the outcome of hackdays better. They fizz out as a perk after 2 years

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment, interesting product problems, great co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great benefits. Co-workers are genuinely nice people. Much less political wrangling than I've experienced at some other places where I've worked. Lots of great new products and content. It is an exciting place to work and they value their employees.

    Cons

    It is an American company, so if you work in EMEA, it is sometimes challenging to keep track of the latest developments that are happening in the US. This issue is not really specific to Yahoo, but is a basic challenge when working in the UK for an international company that is head-quartered in the USA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lacking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    big name, good perks, clever people, flexible hours, potential to work from home if you need to any given day

    Cons

    unfortunately the company appears to have lid a bit since 2000, hanging onto ploys to get pageviews and really pushing for search share with lazy tactics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    innovate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people there are amazing

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and there is little chance of a pay rise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience in Yahoo, could have been better though

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is good place to work: Nice work environment, good work benefits, friendly staff atmosphere. Management is fairly effective

    Cons

    Slow at innovation, salaries lower than similar companies
    Some technical tools were outdated, hard to do an efficient work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the technical problems quicker!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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