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Updated July 1, 2015
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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Pros
  • Work life balance still good (although changing) (in 158 reviews)

  • Was lucky enough to work with really smart people (in 139 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (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. Helpful (3)

    Great for Work/Life Balance, flexible working hours and great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great for Work/Life Balance, flexible working hours and great people to work with

    Cons

    Uncertainty of Business outlook, Senior Management


  2. Helpful (4)

    Software Development Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people there are amazing

    Cons

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


  3. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic environment, but not always empowered to make decisions

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  6. Don't believe all you read - try it for yourself!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    learn about the best and most interesting industry of the world with a company that is really applying sound management to the industry of online advertising. Yahoo europe is a real operating company rather than a sales subsidiairy.

    Cons

    long working hours, frustration at tolerance for people not to do what they should.

    Advice to Management

    don't read the papers and the blogs - keep truckin'. It's amazing how much advice who have not done a zillionth of what Jerry and his team have done in building a $6b company churning $2b of annual cash flow have for them. Meanwhile, Yahoo remains the second largest online advertising business with a true world wide scope of operations. in an industry that is growing and will consolidate.


  7. Yahoo London -- the smaller version of the hq

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Engineering in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director Engineering in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Yahoo

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with very smart people who are affecting the lives of millions of people -- one of the few places where you really can get in touch with the world as a whole.

    Cons

    Often too many projects to be able to truly be able to focus on one thing -- many time there is too much legacy making it hard to innovate and launch new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Get the company structure right -- figure out the role between regions and head office, and create the reporting structures accordingly.


  8. Good personal experience, less so for others.....

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Personally, I've had a very good experience working for Yahoo. I have been offered a number of promotions and gained a lot of valuable experience. However, although I believe that this is the product of my own hard work, it does occasionally seem that others have had less valuable experiences.

    Cons

    Seems that if it can be over complicated, it will be. Recently there has been a complete lack of direction, confounded by the utter inability of the Senior Management team to instill any belief in the company, or in their skills as leaders. There is far too much bullsh*t rhetoric that at times seems to fly directly in the face of what we are being told. However, if you can cope with this, then its fine.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a clear strategy, and stick to it! Way to much disparity in communicating what it is the company stands for. And it would be nice to see the stocks go up, for a change.


  9. Enoyable.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, fun company to work for, you can make what you want of your career their if you put the effort in up o a point.

    Cons

    Too much proprietary stuff sometimes limiting the ability to improve portable skills sets

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the excessive red tape, make internal web sites consistent


  10. Great potential, great talent, sometimes good strategy, really poor execution

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    vibe, flexibility, good mobility, scaling opportunity

    Cons

    bureaucracy, politics, low attention to performance (changing radically with Marissa Mayer)


  11. Good experience in Yahoo, could have been better though

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Fix the technical problems quicker!



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