Yahoo Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
1,810 Reviews
3.6
1,810 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 155 reviews)

  • Lot of smart people to work with, too good in using latest technologies (in 138 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.  

    Inspiring CEO, brilliant co-workers, great food.

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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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    My team gave me near-complete freedom to work on my project as an intern, and supported me all through (even with radical ideas). Very thorough, we tested and documented everything, but weren't afraid to try out new things. Lot of interaction between teams, including the research labs. Co-workers are usually in high spirits, and the food is pretty awesome.

    Cons

    Probably small websites that have little to no traffic, but they've started to deal with that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps some more investment in marketing would be great for the company image.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Competition inspires some but damages morale

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Yahoo is a solid company and still growing. We are committed to excellence, work hard and play hard.

    Cons

    The quarterly goals and review process is ridiculously burdensome and mired in bureaucracy. The forced (but allegedly not) ranking of employees pushes us to compete but often damages morale when you are competing against your own team members for survival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The communication from CEO changes as it cascades down levels. Messages, especially around review process, begin as fair and transparent, but are not executed as such. It ends up being like a the "telephone game."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Good Opportunities to learn , fast paced environment

    Cons

    Too much Politics & most of the leadership has no idea about what's happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    QA analyst

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Quality Assurance Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Quality Assurance Engineer

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

    Pros

    Working at yahoo was a great experience. there was plenty of room to grow as an individual and the working environment was amazing.

    Cons

    I dont think the leadership was as good as it needs to be. they really work their employees to the bone which is draining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great culture. Move fast with excellence

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8.  

    Finance Analyst, Intern

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    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
  9.  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  11.  

    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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