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  1. 10 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.  

    Do not work here

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

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

    Pros

    There are no pro to work here

    Cons

    Managers are jerks. The head of mobile doesn't have any brain . The dumbest idea come out of his mouth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees they are ones doing the work not you. Working in open office has to be the worst idea ever. Boy is is so hard to work when you have just a 2x4 desk and no space to yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Better experience Senior Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    - Good technologies to learn and grow technically
    - no limits for taking ownership and learning
    -Recently launched many mobile apps so lot of opportunities for mobile developers
    - Free food and mobile phones
    -Casual work culture

    Cons

    - Multiple layers of managers
    -Some managers don't do anything and atleast one layer is sitting there as couch potatoes with large paycheques
    -Quarterly performance reviews and annual performance review might be stressful sometimes and leads to politics since there are % to be filled in buckets.
    - compensation package for base salaries is not as per tech giant bay area standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of QPR and have half yearly reviews instead of every quarter
    Please remove the mid level managers who don't do anything and just report to their seniors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    finance

    • 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 perks and great campus

    Cons

    you need to always agree with the inner circle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rethink the forced ranking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be good, but lost identity

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

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Challenging technical problems, scale, good benefits

    Cons

    Top management did not have any clear vision and suffers (still) from identity crisis. Business is split between Google and Facebook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the products and think out of the box. Stop spreading too thin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Yahoo had a lot of turmoil and bad management

    • 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 and Marissa Mayer made some great changes.
    good gym
    good colleagues

    Cons

    - management made silly hires
    - middle management too political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - get rid of one layer of middle management

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was expecting more

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

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers, Free food & Great Location

    Cons

    Poor management
    Quarterly performance reviews
    Bad processes that take a long time to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Little Direction

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

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Free gym membership to relieve stress

    Cons

    Everything else? Little direction, poor management, high turnover and burnout rate, horrible QPR system, tools never work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to us!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Has been satisfying

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

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, free food, nice campus

    Cons

    morale doesn't exist and those not in upper levels are thought of less and compensated less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider making all employees equally thought of

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Good place to work

    • 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, fun events, transparency

    Cons

    pay scales, too many layers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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