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Updated August 29, 2015
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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679 Ratings

Pros
  • Work life balance still good (although changing) (in 158 reviews)

  • Was lucky enough to work with really smart people (in 139 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 34 reviews)

  • Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes (in 79 reviews)

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2,125 Employee Reviews

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  1. Good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really cool and friendly environment to work at

    Cons

    The company is sinking in the recent past.

    Advice to Management

    Please come up with a new idea to bring back the company on track


  2. Respectable tech company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    This was one of the best companies I ever worked for. The benefits and perks, which include a few paid weeks of paternity / maternity leave as well as one's own laptop along with smartphone among other things, were very generous. Salaries and compensations were also highly competitive and slightly above market rate.

    Cons

    The selection process is very competitive and onboarding can be arduous and protracted as well; therefore patience is in order. Additionally, once hired into a role, movement in terms of promotion (especially vertical moves) proved a little challenging.


  3. None

    Current Employee - Senior Small Business Sales Representative -Merchant Sales in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Small Business Sales Representative -Merchant Sales in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Yahoo (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free food, Good benefits, great atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack in quickness to market.


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  5. Director

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

    Pros

    Empowerment to drive initiatives. Challenges that come with scale. A lot to learn. Global reach for the products you work on. Opportunity to grow. Competitive Salary.

    Cons

    Beaurocracy. Good leadership scarce so you may feel lost without it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people! Good work environment .

    Cons

    Overworked in every area of the company.

    Advice to Management

    treat people equally!


  7. Hopeful Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    + Employees are very helpful + Competitive benefits

    Cons

    - Behind the competition in products


  8. Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is excellent, perks like free food, company event, coffee bar and free charging of electric cars (limited space).

    Cons

    Future outlook troubling, quarterly performance review process clarity, products still struggling.


  9. Yahoo review

    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team members are friendly. The project is interesting. Food is good.

    Cons

    So far no big cons.


  10. Keep on yodeling

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Awesome perks.

    Cons

    They really need to create value independent from all entities like Alibaba & Yahoo Japan.


  11. Great people, still face some challenges

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great people to get along, still have many talented people both old and newly hired; Great office space and work environment: food, gym, snack, coffee, perks etc etc; A wide variety of jobs and products to work on, improve and learn; Still many opportunities to build this oldest internet giant back up; many oppty to move around especially for individual contributors (engineers for example).

    Cons

    Takes another a few years to go back to meaningful growth. Not a high growth company at this point which limits senior people mobility.



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