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Updated July 24, 2015
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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648 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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  1. Company Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Its amazing environment and good culture

    Cons

    the future vision is not clear


  2. Sr. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I loved the Yahoo culture, very high energy and a fun place to work. Everyone works hard as well as plays hard.

    Cons

    There were no cons for me.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employee's they are your greatest asset.


  3. Treatment is well

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Free food, nice office, open space. Nice co-workers

    Cons

    Company future is not very prospecting


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  5. Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    First company I have been excited to go to work every day. I am happy to be there, great decision.

    Cons

    No cons associated with this employer.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. Software Engineer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Yahoo (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, close knit, teams and great projects to work on! Great mentors!

    Cons

    Some teams look for people with lots of experience rather than people who have less experience but can learn fast. That means less opportunities for interns who are looking to learn more.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work!


  7. Product Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My manager was really solid. He gave great direction, and was there when you needed help but not a mirco-manager. Quality of people, culture and work-life balance were good. Marisa is a force of nature and it was inspiring watching her (and her team) implement change.

    Cons

    Cross department politics were prevalent and disruptive. I supported dialing back work from home (as it was out of control) but felt they could have left a 1x per week option as many of us traveled from SF and beyond to HQ. New review system promoted an eat or be eaten culture.

    Advice to Management

    Change the performance review system. It's destructive for small teams.


  8. Some good work but still corporate

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and perks. Marissa is a great role model.

    Cons

    Very corporate culture, with a lot of bureaucracy. Layers of hierarchy and middle management will ensure you are not empowered to make an real decision.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of most of your 'Vice President's and Senior Directors'.


  9. Helpful (1)

    My 6 months of experience have been great!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Research Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Research Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Free food - Great people - A lot to learn and experiment

    Cons

    - Chances of interns turning full-time is low


  10. Helpful (5)

    Great Brand but no clear direction

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really great, smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of clear decision making. Promotion structure is lacking and extremely arbitrary with quarterly review cycle. Upper management constantly changing focus and direction


  11. Helpful (4)

    Yahoo!

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, corporate culture, benefits.

    Cons

    Multiple layoffs each year, high churn in senior management (C-level, SVP-level) resulting in continuous disruption in strategy/direction.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the continual layoffs and stop hiring people in top management seats who are not in it for the long haul.



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