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Yahoo Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
1,958 Reviews
3.6
1,958 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Yahoo is doing amazing things!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Extremely smart people, diversity, passion for the mission, global footprint is honored and practiced. Laser focus on goals at scale, tied and aligned to your individual value. Weekly leadership meetings extremely informative and valued.
    Focus on products is crystal clear and very exciting.

    Cons

    New leaders bringing in their "own" from the outside and leaving some of current Yahoos as risk or simply overlooked for new opportunities. Quarterly performance can be intimidating and not always clear - if new then you're likely to get a lower rating in the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New leaders building their teams should take time to meet and learn more about their current amazing team before hiring externally. The wealth of knowledge and commitment to the corporate mission are assets that can't be quickly or easily replaced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Search Editor (Contractor) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Search Editor (Contractor) in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun tech company, great atmosphere, management, and perks. Leadership here is great and team collaboration is what makes this place thrive.

    Cons

    public company, big push for shareholder happiness, news is often hush hush within the company and news comes to everyone pretty late

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company. pro-employee.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Pro employee. very innovative and good culture.

    Cons

    In some instances, too much process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Excellent benefits! Encouraged opportunities to move within.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be horrible depending on the department. Demanding hours requiring 10+ hours in office, in addition to the 10PM meetings with off-shore teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing place to intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    I learned so much from working at Yahoo as an intern. My team was friendly, helpful, and did a great job mentoring me. The campus is nice with a ton of perks such as free food, a gym, and beach volleyball.

    Cons

    I had no cons from interning here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best working years of my life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Authentic team, fast paced, clear career path

    Cons

    Red tape, too matrixed, executive leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter/Sourcer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter/Sourcer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Free Food! Great team to work and grow with.

    Cons

    New CEO changes made hiring delivery time change from 25 days to over 3 months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Yahoo Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Yahoo is a great technical company.
    Great team and great technology

    Cons

    The business value is not very well understood within the employee.
    Not very strong leadership

    Recommends
  11.  

    Awesome people, good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome and great people, very smart coworkers, hard challenges, excellent culture, moving forward, good leadership, free food

    Cons

    Get things done; depends of a lot of teams, each team has their own priorities, seems like people don't stay here for long time. Is hard to find somebody for more than 10 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    QPR process is not right, good hard workers getting bad result; just because they need to have somebody in the percentage range.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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