Yahoo
3.4 of 5 1,678 reviews
www.yahoo.com Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

Yahoo Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.4 1,678 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

(450 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance"
    in 144 reviews
  • "Good place to work to learn cutting edge technologies and to work with brilliant and smart people"
    in 127 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 26 reviews
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    Great place to work

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsVery employee friendly policies
    Good focus on mobile, cutting edge tech adoption
    Supports open source development
    Good personal growth
    Team culture is great. You will really like working here

    ConsDaunting appraisal process
    Near term focus vs long term vision
    Reduced focus on doing core work outside Sunnyvale
    You may be working on different projects in different quarters. Not great if you love stability/focussing on just one thing for long time

    Advice to Senior ManagementEven more mobile focus
    Focus on long term initiatives

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    not bad for a new graduate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood to learn the basics

    Consold system to maintain but may be not useful for your career

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    Bloated and detached

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsCushy work environment, lax pressure to ship quality products, on campus perks, WFH freedom (pre-Marissa)

    ConsImpact on customers is minimal in most positions, many products are never shipped or shut down after lots of fervor and sometimes without warning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus, lay off more people to get a streamlined organization. Focus the R&D teams on products with customers, non-quantifiable impact, and quantifiable revenue. Make revenue generation a priority for everybody.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFantatstic environment. Good culture. Smart people. Lovely feel

    ConsToo fast paced. sometimes not very strategic. not a great team to execute

    Advice to Senior ManagementN.A

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

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    The best company ever worked for

    Software Engineer/Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThe product, the people, the benefits, and the opportunities.

    ConsNot all the upper management should be there

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake better choices, and make sure they have good bedside manners. Just dont fill the spaces out of need.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    sr sde

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Prosgood work life balance, nice people

    Conslack opportunity for personal development

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    Still love the company despite company turmoil...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI really enjoyed working at Yahoo! as I love the brand and the company culture. However, after 3+ years and 12 reorgs, I was tired of the ever-changing goals and senior leader turmoil. While there, alignment was not difficult to achieve as most folks wanted to do what's best for the company.

    ConsMoving up was extremely difficult as many times, it really depended upon who you knew and how to leverage that relationship. There were constant reorgs, senior leader changes, and layoffs while I was there which served more as distractions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany people including former Yahoos are still rooting for you. Keep pushing forward to rebuild the brand and doing what's best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lucrative disaster

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsGreat pay. Huge scale. Some very talented people.

    ConsLitte chance your work will come out well. The company will always find a way to make the end result sucky.

    Lots of people punching the clock, working minimal hours to cash a steady paycheck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou must find do a better job of finding business justification for product quality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice perks, good compensation,

    ConsYahoo has become a malicious place to work for. Every Quarter, they get rid of significant number of people just to create continuous anxiety and pressure among employees. Marisa operates with a lot of ego and arrogance. No one likes her although no one is dare enough to admit it. Managers operate with poor ethics and integrity. I advice engineers to stay away from this company. I'm a former Engineer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee above.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place to work

    Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, projects and people

    ConsLots of projects and competitive culture, not a con but can be a burden to some

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet up career paths better, buying companies for talent seems expensive move

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

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