Yahoo Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Smart people but no Comany Ethics

    • 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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people
    Great salary and perks
    Great flexibility

    Cons

    Too much power in the hands of the manager
    Very unstable management
    Assignments never match with a person's skill set

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people if you are laying them off after a couple of months

  2. Helpful (6)

    Very corporate

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

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits were great! Thr free food and phone were the best.

    Cons

    Management was terrible and needed more management training.

  3. great place to work, slow innovation

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

    people are great, but generally lifers.

    Cons

    politics play a big part in the day to day.

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  5. Management = Stockholm Syndrome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Small Business in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Small Business in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The company itself is great to work for. Marissa does a great job of keeping the company involved and up-to-date with all things to come on the roadmap.

    Benefits and unbeatable and my coworkers have become best friends.

    Cons

    Management. Our department was not like the others...or so we were TOLD. I'm honestly not sure how our manager still had a job with the way he treated us.

    Considering HR reps were aware of his behavior and people
    Came to them for years about him and nothing was done is hurtful. Makes you wonder how something so important like Manager Reviews can be brushed under the rug...especially since Yahoo puts so much money and emphasis on its importance. Our team was begging to be rescued and to have someone else with all the abuse going on.

     "Stockholm syndrome".

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees first. When you care for your employees they will work harder for you. Also, make sure you aren't bashing other managers in the office out of jealousy. It's not a good look, especially when YOU are the one with a reputation.

    Don't lie to your employees about career paths just because you are afraid of losing people. You should be coaching them to do well and move forward. It only looks worst on you for not.

  6. Great company. pro-employee.

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

    I worked at Yahoo

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

    Pros

    Pro employee. very innovative and good culture.

    Cons

    In some instances, too much process.

  7. Helpful (4)

    I have been working for Yahoo for 6 years

    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Good benefit. Nice Gym and very healthy food and snacks.
    - work with very talented people.

    Cons

    -Very political.
    - No 401K benefit.
    - A lot of none sense long meetings.
    -

    Advice to Management

    More actual work and less talking.

  8. A lot of smart people without direction

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart people.

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction, leadership woes

  9. Helpful (4)

    Yahoo does not demonstrate its stated values of integrity, honesty, trust and transparency,

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Smart, intelligent employees with lots of energy.
    Great work environment and tools and Homepage and ergo equipment.
    Free food and entertainment, and shuttle service.
    CEO conducts weekly global employee meeting updates

    Cons

    Yahoo's Employee Performance Process (QPR) was not designed to support Yahoo's core values, employee's success or development needs. The QPR process encourages a negative and unhealthy competitiveness which does not support team collaboration, healthy exchanges of ideas or trust among peers and management. Employee feedback should go directly to the employee and copied to the manager. There have been managers who have refused to provide the feedback to the employees. This is in direct conflict with the transparency guidance stated to Yahoo's employees.

    Open space work environment at Yahoo was to encourage employees to collaborate. Unfortunately, this has it's drawbacks because open doesn't always encourage collaboration. It does create an environment where people use their headsets more and will seek out a conference room because it can be distracting and difficult for some to concentrate to get their work completed.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Yahoo's core values.

    Develop a new employee performance process which can be open and transparent in providing employee feedback and addressing development needs in order to continue to support Yahoo's success.

    Require manager and leadership training in order to bring out the best of Yahoo's Talent.

    Allow Leaders to lead and be responsible and accountable for their decision making.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Yahoo is doing amazing things!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Extremely smart people, diversity, passion for the mission, global footprint is honored and practiced. Laser focus on goals at scale, tied and aligned to your individual value. Weekly leadership meetings extremely informative and valued.
    Focus on products is crystal clear and very exciting.

    Cons

    New leaders bringing in their "own" from the outside and leaving some of current Yahoos as risk or simply overlooked for new opportunities. Quarterly performance can be intimidating and not always clear - if new then you're likely to get a lower rating in the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    New leaders building their teams should take time to meet and learn more about their current amazing team before hiring externally. The wealth of knowledge and commitment to the corporate mission are assets that can't be quickly or easily replaced.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Start-up like working environment for the mobile team
    Coworkers are very nice
    Great work life balance
    Happy Hours every Friday and team field trips from time to time
    Free lunch (no dinner in NY office)

    Cons

    Quarterly reviews
    RSUs are too little
    NO MORE ESPP
    Only 25% 401K match

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