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Yahoo Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,865 Reviews
3.6
1,865 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. 7 people found this helpful  

    getting worse

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    used to be innovative, little politics

    Cons

    getting more and more politics, good people left, not that good people hold of important positions

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Woking at Yahoo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    -Career wise growth
    -Company has a good future vision
    -Implements New Technologies

    Cons

    -Salaries are not competitive
    -Too many layers - too many mid-level managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    They have the resources, they don't know where to aim

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    All the benefits of working in a big company: shuttles, free food, pingpong, pool, gym, free coffee all day long
    parties, events, 401k.
    If you work for the mobile team you will get a good and meaningful experience.
    Smart and nice people, and also very modest and down to earth

    Cons

    The culture is like an old govormental office, they are not high acheivers, they are stuck in their comfort zone for 20 years already, they are not abmitious, not doing anything new , age avrages is 10+ in compare to facebook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring new young talents that are energetic and active, high acheivers. fire all the old school people that are stcuk there from the 90's
    stop palying bunker, and try to get back to the game by rebranding and renovating all their products, apply some new designs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    senior manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    good and rewarding career what you want to do and nothing

    Cons

    small company but can do a lot for others career what you want to do and nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    god knows career what you want to do and nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun aggressive place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits great atmosphere

    Cons

    None that I can say

  7.  

    Entry Level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Free food, phone, laptop and fun company to work for.

    Cons

    Not very competitive with pay and long hiring process ( 3 months)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    QA automation engineer

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

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Good opportunity to grow and learn

    Cons

    Lots of pressure, and lack of work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Media Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, fun team and innovative products.

    Cons

    Limited room to move into management.

  10.  

    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

  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great company doing cutting edge tech stuff. Beware of cut-throat politics and bs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is the company where I spent the 10 best years of my career so far. Lately (in the last 4 years or so), I could really see how Yahoo's aggressive bets on innovation really put them in the path to success, e.g.: Hadoop, OpenStack, HTML5, Isomorphic / Single Page Apps.

    Now I'm cheering for them from the sidelines, and I hope to see them succeed. I'm also grateful for a lot the people that I got to interact with during my stay there, all the cool and new technologies that I got to work on/with, and all the things that I learned.

    Cons

    Once you end up in a team where either a) the manager doesn't like you, or there is just no chemistry between you and the manager, or b) the manager already has a chosen set of favorite people that they know really well and have strong trust relationships with (and getting a new manager like that could happen any day given the huge amount of re-orgs taking place over there all the time)... it will be only a matter of time before you will start getting bad "QPR" ratings, with all the stress and reduced options (even moving to other positions becomes harder once you get a bad "grade") that that brings. All this is too much stress and too little to gain, if you ask me, which is unfortunate given all the good things that the company has going for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of do-nothing social climber Managers, Directors and VPs. Take input from lower ranks seriously. Don't do things like publicly making fun of people complaining about the QPR process with ad hominem attacks suggesting that anyone doing poorly in the QPR aren't good enough for the company anyway, like Marissa did during several of the "Anonymous Moderator Q&A sessions".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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