Yahoo Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
1,797 Reviews
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance (in 153 reviews)

  • There are some smart people there and its great to work with (in 137 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google (in 32 reviews)

  • Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes (in 78 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great culture. Move fast with excellence

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast speed. Good review system. Excellent products

    Cons

    training system needs to be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make cross team communications more easier

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Finance Analyst, Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst, Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst, Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Office culture great
    People are really open to providing learning environment
    Tangible work being done
    Free Everything!

    Cons

    Company future uncertain
    No real vertical growth within company
    HR is really incompetent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Some of the best people to work with; routine layoffs and threat of layoffs impact the culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you have a good manager, it is a truly wonderful place to work. You can contribute to many different areas -- lots of opportunities if you want to learn new skills. They do a great job of rewarding strong performers

    Cons

    Quarterly rating system can break down cooperation within teams (people are graded on a curve). People are often looking over their shoulders and worrying about layoffs -- there is a feeling of unpredictability because strategies shift with leadership changes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Benefits, free food and snacks. Casual atmosphere

    Cons

    Hiring process very long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Several years with passionate and brilliant engineers.

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    Former Employee - Director of Service Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Service Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There were the typical benefits of working for an Internet company, such as free food, cell phone, laptop, gym, and various family and individual social activities. However, the people are what make all the difference. Everyone I worked with at Yahoo! bled purple and, although I'm no longer working there, I still have purple in my blood.

    Cons

    The company seems to be in a constant state of organizational restructuring and uncertainty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    QA Engineer

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, big teams, open for innnovation

    Cons

    little lenghty processes, as a contractor did not get much chance to get into modify existing processes, had I been a Full time employee I would have definitely got more scope to change it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great work environment, very helpful, productive and encouraging

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Company treats its employees as one of its most valuable assets and makes sure they are comfortable
    The immediate management is very approachable

    Cons

    As with most companies at this scale, the division of work is not always well organized and can lead to wasted efforts

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great pace and several products to work on

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Aggressive launches to excel in industry. Provides management transparency, connecting employees to goals. Provides more power to employees who can deliver. Great benefits, like new child leave.

    Cons

    Lack of trust with peers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    2006-2010 engineer

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    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Established company, clear processes, good facilities (gym, subsidized cafeteria etc.), benefits, perks. Lots of learning opportunities, with tons of classes you can join. They also sponsor volunteer days and continuing education.

    Cons

    Back when I worked there (2006-2010), there were too many levels of management, and initiative was often stifled. I was told "Don't write any code, use off-the-shelf software". Well, off-the shelf software didn't meet our needs, I ended up wasting months evaluating various solutions, then we still had to develop our own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more initiative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, free food company working to improve

    Cons

    Promotions don't some with compensation. CEO change often, Quartiles Performance Reviews are cumbersome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives can veto GPR ratings :( Formula base compensation does not take into account promoted employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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