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Updated April 26, 2015
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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. great company, transparent culture

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Yahoo as an intern

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

    Pros

    -great events to connect senior execs with interns
    -transparent: For Yahoo Information on Friday afternoons
    -nice people
    -awesome food and snacks

    Cons

    -hiring process/procedure is a little bit too long in my case
    -the company is very pro-sales and engineers, which is understandable given the strategy and where the business is going

  2. Great place to work overall.

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    Current Contractor - Photo Curator/Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Photo Curator/Editor in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, people. Lots of corporate perks, food, etc. Well-organized overall.

    Cons

    Corporate office culture, and HR is not always helpful. Lesser treatment of contract workers.

  3. Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity, innovation and technology, fast-paced decision-making process, tremendously deep talent pool of employees - most of which are under-utilized.

    Cons

    Shifting leadership, unclear goals, lots of big egos in senior management, sudden lack of flexibility in working environments and locations.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with your messaging to the troops. Rethink the machine to keep the user - your consumer - at the forefront of all decisions and projects.

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  5. Challenging, engrossing, consuming and fun.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Advanced technology, dynamic environment, intelligent and hardworking workforce, progressive working environment.

    Cons

    Intense schedules, long work hours for direct employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ptmress the envelope of change. Focus on getting, keeping, engaging mobile users.

  6. great people, outdated technology, fiefdoms

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Pros

    great benefits, enthusiastic smart people, great work/life balance, fantastic campus, a sense of fun

    Cons

    layers and layers of management, each team with its own goals and technology. outdated sites, technology graveyards, no room to disrupt ancient dead sites making millions from ads on accidental clicks. still have to support old browsers, which slows interesting projects. way too many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    if you don't start killing some of the old tech, no one will want to work there. and there is a LOT of dead management weight.

  7. Great people and culture, but has its challenges

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

    I worked at Yahoo (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Smart, collegial people and exciting projects

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs, planning churn, decision-making roadblocks

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your high performers and excellent work charting a course forward and bringing Yahoo back into the mix.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good work environment, decent benefits,

    Cons

    Endless lay offs, managers change too frequent, moving vertically is difficult, poor transparency

    Advice to Management

    Keep it transparent, Share more with your employees

  9. Technical Yahoo

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

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

    Pros

    The perks are comparable to other large employers in the valley:

    Free Lunch and Snacks
    Shuttle Bus
    Employee Discounts at Company Store

    Cons

    Quarterly Performance Reviews make you paranoid about what management has in mind for your position.

    Advice to Management

    Ddo't use QPR to "thin the herd" because it de-motivates everyone.

  10. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Yahoo

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

    Pros

    Free food, great management, great benefits and great work/life balance

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now

  11. Great company with excellent benefits. Lacks communication.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Care in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Care in New York, NY

    I worked at Yahoo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. Competitive Pay. Fun workplace.

    Cons

    Lack of Communication. Job uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the people working on the front lines.

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