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Yahoo Reviews in London, England

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.1 26 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

(8 ratings)

64% 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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    Marketing Manager

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosgreat environment to work in the UK

    Consslow changes comparing to other companies in the sector

    Advice to Senior Managementcatch up witht he market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    business analyst

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

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

    Consnot very creative, working hour too long

    Advice to Senior Managementmore creative way of managing

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

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to grow in

    Senior Web Developer (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLots 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.

    ConsLots 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 Senior ManagementUse the outcome of hackdays better. They fizz out as a perk after 2 years

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

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

    Product Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsIt 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.

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

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    Lacking

    Intern (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

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

    Consunfortunately 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 Senior Managementinnovate

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Development Engineer

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe people there are amazing

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

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

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    Terrible place to work!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Proslook good on CV for next job(hopefully)
    Food is alright

    ConsAbsolutely no career development, your idea will not be listened, if you are an engineer, be prepared to be a code monkey.
    No strategy at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYahoo London engineering team is really not competitive, due to the poor management. The senior director should leave.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Partner Manager

    Partner Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsStill a large name in the Internet space and people will take your call

    ConsConstant rounds of redundancies - poor morale

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

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    Good experience in Yahoo, could have been better though

    Account Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the technical problems quicker!

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

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    Great environment but lack of new facilities and materials to work as laptops

    Senior Search Editor (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsFlexi-time and Nice environment, smart people and quick development

    ConsQuick changes in decisions
    Risk to be make redundant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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