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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. Sr software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Had nice work culture, good stock option.

    Cons

    qpr, of late stressful work culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop qpr or make it twice a year. as its not good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Free food, and the people are fantastic!

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting. I like the clients that I work with, and the people in my office are phenomenal. People are, for the most part, excited to work here. Lots of products, so a good salesperson will focus the conversation around client goals, and cater a plan that suits them. Really good for someone who has both an analytical and artistic mind.

    Cons

    Lots of different products to sell, so ramp-up is difficult. Four different systems, and lots of processes and teams that you need to work across to get anything done. Layoffs are claimed to be performance-focused, but I've seen a few rockstars who were let go, just because they had one bad quarter in the past, and each time, that's been due to reasons beyond their control (I worked directly with two of these workers). Some layoffs make sense, but I've seen too many solid performers go, and their managers were never asked for any feedback prior to the layoffs. This has a lot of people scared that they'll get cut and has really hurt morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get smarter about the layoffs. We know you need to make cuts, but solicit feedback from your managers. If you don't trust your managers feedback or decisions, that's a completely different issue that needs to be resolved, but it hurts everyone when we see true team players who have been solid performers for Yahoo get cut.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Yahoo Labs at Sunnyvale is a great place to work at

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

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Good balance of work and life

    Cons

    No sofa. Too noisy in the working environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Its nice company to work for, lot of benefits,Yahoo

    Cons

    Management can be pretty bad for few

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take decisions after thinking not some random and then later change it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Layoff people whit their direct manager unaware of it

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    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Free food, good work life balance

    Cons

    I believe there is a quota to meet for manager people out regards of their performance.
    I was the only engineer working on a cross company project with Yahoo Japan and was let go without notice to my manager as well as the business director of Japan side. My manager was shocked to hear the news from me rather than someone higher.
    Also someone was let go on Friday and re-hired by the manager on next Monday.(Some vp from other team layoff the guy and his manager tried hard to bring him back. I know it's a mess)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Nice place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    very nice place to work

    Cons

    no cons as of now

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Yahoo

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    Nice peers and location, office is fine

    Cons

    Unstable company, travail projects and no products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    At Yahoo, I was in communication and community group and got to learn a lot. The culture was collaborative and everyone was eager to help.

    Cons

    Series of lay-offs sapped the energy and lowered the morale. Too many products / initiatives with no follow thru, combined with continuous management turnover resulting in lack of ownerships. By 2011 when I left, mood was down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Mostly good, but has been a roller coaster

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Great People, Great Perks, Great Benefits,

    Cons

    Always in transition, always under pressure.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11. Yahoo A/R

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    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Great open work environment. Work with a lot of great hard working people that are passionate about the tech world.

    Cons

    With the great benefits do come a lot of challenges. Working for Yahoo is great, but you do put in a lot of hours. Still though, fantastic place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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