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Updated July 9, 2015
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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. It's great here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome people, rewarding work.

    Cons

    A little behind the ball when it comes to media trends.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Really great people *Direct management gets it and is there to support their teams *Free food *Relaxed environment if you can deal with stressful situations and type A sales directors *Access to executive level management *Great work/life balance if you can stay on top of your work

    Cons

    *Constant ridicule from the media *Uncertainty about the future of the company *Constant reorgs *Systematic layoffs due to performance system brings morale down


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great People

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Challenging to grow in a company that reorgs so often

    Advice to Management

    Promote a positive company culture and make people feel appreciated. Lose the quarterly review process.


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  5. So far it's been great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Yahoo is focused on taking care of it's employees, there's a lot of opportunity for growth, the culture and people are great

    Cons

    The NY office is located in the heart of Times Square, because of all the acquisitions you have to get used to transitions

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    great management, fair pay, amazing talent

    Cons

    became too corporate for the "first digital startup"


  7. Helpful (4)

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The money is competitive and the perks are pretty good, such as cell phone, snacks and free lunch

    Cons

    The work is insane and unorganized

    Advice to Management

    Less useless documents for the teams to fill out in order to justify their jobs


  8. Helpful (3)

    Changing too fast, Cut throat QPR process

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Free food Wear jeans to work In general, pretty flexible working hours

    Cons

    Cut throat quarterly review process- resulting in lots of layoffs Very political CEO is changing products/processes so quickly- which means everything breaks and is rolled out before it's ready Comp plan has gotten worse over past few years Employee stock plan was taken away last year Times square location in NY

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the QPR process, since it doesn't measure performance--just internal politics Give employees more raises/promotions when they exceed expectations, otherwise they will get discouraged. When moving the office in NY, don't keep it in Times Square


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company with excellent benefits. Lacks communication.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Care in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. Competitive Pay. Fun workplace.

    Cons

    Lack of Communication. Job uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the people working on the front lines.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Purple isn't for everyone

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay after the acquisition of my previous company. A lot of opportunity to network.

    Cons

    Vision seemed unclear - management was buying up ad tech, but not sure if they even understood how to take their business to the next level. It was a difficult place to like because it seems like an overbloated sinking ship.

    Advice to Management

    Stop chasing after trends and build a serious longterm sustainable strategy.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Start-up like working environment for the mobile team Coworkers are very nice Great work life balance Happy Hours every Friday and team field trips from time to time Free lunch (no dinner in NY office)

    Cons

    Quarterly reviews RSUs are too little NO MORE ESPP Only 25% 401K match



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