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Yahoo Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
1,842 Reviews
3.6
1,842 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  

    I'll always be a Yahoo

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I owe much of my experience and success to Yahoo after working there for over a decade. Talented people, awesome brand, fun culture, endless new challenges...it's a great place to work.

    Cons

    Constant change in focus and leadership. Frequent fear of layoffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place to work and learn

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, people are very nice, one can learn lot on the job

    Cons

    changing priorities depending on which team you are in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to do more to increase faith in middle management

  3.  

    Excellent work life balance with hard work complimented by good company events and great on-site perks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Yahoo! is supportive of employee development and growth as they conduct training and learning sessions for those interested in other aspects of the company. This is especially important for a tech company where their ability to stay current with changing technology depends on the growth of ideas and creativity. The company events, team outings, on-site perks such as gym with a sauna at corporate and plenty of java with a full service barista the warm inviting environment of Yahoo! is difficult to beat.

    Cons

    Due rapid globalization not all of Yahoo!'s processes and code are written with scalability in mind. This presents challenges when trying to optimize workflow or enhance the global schematics, but also turns out to be an opportunity for improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could benefit by removing the perception of many layers in the company by doing 1:1 meetings with managers +1 so employees feel more engaged with the big picture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    The office culture and the upper management was great!

    Cons

    The leadership is fantastic and the we were always encouraged to take the training classes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay great!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This is the place to be !!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome !!! right from the time you get the offer (with the yodle playing as soon as you open the offer) , to the time you are onboarded and to the time you start contributing - time flies . This is the place to be if you want to be part of the fun loving culture. Awesome benefits - specifically FREE gourmet food .. and Verve coffee :)

    Cons

    Overall the churn in the past has left a bad taste - its like once someone slaps you its hard to believe that you wont be slapped again, though Marissa has done a great job changing perceptions ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, keep putting more effort into attracting the best talent and generating revenue !!! We are with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the most awesome places to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart, talented motivated coworkers, great work atmosphere, free food and snacks!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Network Operations Engineer - Data Center Support

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    Former Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    4 days a week, 1.2 times the base package because you work nightly , given you love to work at nights, every weekend is a long weekend

    Cons

    triage, call center, trivial work, mostly young dudes are overqualified from prestigious universities, very strict about timing, even late minutes are counted, you are learning nothing unless you do something on your own if you have interest in networks, manager is more of a supervisor, because you can't really do anything as its all triage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    strict time policies, people can grow upto become Network Engineers, have to wait for atleast 18-24months before employee can think to move anywhere else in a very big company, managers are all about fake numbers, its purely a support profile, no programming etc or other computer science things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    More something changes, the more it stays the same

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Security Architect in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, high energy, great perks like free food and beverages, weekly activities, popular bands come and play, volleyball and basketball courts, electric car charging stations, gym....

    Cons

    don't expect to work less than 12 hours a day...
    significant senior management changes when I was there made it feel like it wasn't the right place for me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the usual political BS that goes on for the sake of self promotion....In some cases it is more a sign of what is wrong rather than a few snarky people just being assertive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great pace to learn the ropes of sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun, energetic, great place to work. I was based out of the San Francisco office after having moved from the Silicon Valley office. Both locations were a pleasure to work at.

    Cons

    Yahoo! hasn't been on top for quite awhile, so selling around being #3 in any space is challenging. Good if you love a challenge, not great if you're trying to get through the door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Service Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    the culture is very vibrant and transparent

    Cons

    moving at a very high speed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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