Yahoo
3.4 of 5 1,599 reviews
www.yahoo.com Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

Yahoo Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 1,599 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

(397 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance"
    in 138 reviews
  • "Good place to work to learn cutting edge technologies and to work with brilliant and smart people"
    in 122 reviews
Cons:
  • "Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes"
    in 77 reviews
  • "Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google"
    in 25 reviews
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Growth company in an exciting and growing industry

Senior Manager, Data Insights (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsFlexible hours, relaxing working environment, collaboration among different teams, competitive compensation package, free food and many employee perks, innovative and creative.

ConsLoss of focus in some areas, slow execution, evaluation and reward process not so effective, engineering instead of product driven.

Advice to Senior ManagementFlatten the hierarchy structure, so communication become easier and more effective. Focus more on execution. Give more support to product managers. Have better alignment among different organization units.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Experience

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

ProsWide breadth of solution practices available for you to learn and utilize (from inception to deployment). The best perks period.

ConsFrustration for remote offices that aren't "executive preferred" offices. Too much buffer in certain levels of leadership - lack of clear direction for some initiatives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dramatic change

Technical Writer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

ProsSmart people, free food and coffee, some prestige

ConsConstant change, especially with managers moving to other departments

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Culture

Advertising Technology Specialist (Former Employee)

I worked at Yahoo as a contractor

ProsGood culture and people with good work/life balance

Consmanagement want to help with career progression if there are positions to move to

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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fast-moving, smart people, good perks

Product Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Prosfailure is an option, free lunch/cell phones/new computers, lax hours, friendly atmosphere

Consold company with rusty pipes. takes a huge effort to turn a ship this big around.

Advice to Senior Managementreturn more $$$ to employees since the stock has soared

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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On the Rebound

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat environment, awesome people, great CEO, comeback story, independent projects, fun experience. Would definitely recommend this to anybody who has the skills, passion, and opportunity to take this.

Conslong commute, big company. That's about it though, everything else was a great experience so I don't think there is anything else that i would say is "bad"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great perks!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Yahoo as a contractor

Prosfree lunch, good work/life balance, lots of new and upcoming projects

Consnone i can think of!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, nice atmosphere, good balance of working hard and having a life.

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

ProsProud of the brand, great group of people, planned out time lines so projects got the attention they needed. nice campus and working environment. Good selection of food in cafeteria.

ConsRan into problems with projects with low budgets and lack of internal resources to complete big approved projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood production in marketing takes money, i'm not saying huge budgets but enough to make it look great or good. I didn't get the feeling it was that high of a priority at Yahoo. I was there pre Marissa, But I'm sure its better now with Marissa. Would've been happy to work for her.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Can Yahoo be great again? Maybe ... but it will take a long time to find out

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo as an intern for less than a year

ProsStill have passionate and talented people. Reinvigoration under MM is inspiring. Cool projects in the works. Finding the path back to being a true engineering company (from becoming a media company). Four stars for new direction and new management. Three stars for where they are today.

ConsThe memory of Yahoo as a great company is distant -- and the path to getting back to greatness is long. Lots of good initiative but turnover and the inability to attract the very very best is a hangup that will make getting there longer than it should (if they can). Some amazing projects and developments (like Pipes) don't seem to get the attention love and traction they deserve. Don't let Yahoo be a place where cool projects die!

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Good environment

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I worked at Yahoo as an intern

ProsGood environment, Colleagues are very nice

Consrisky, some projects been cut

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