Yahoo Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
1,753 Reviews

3.6
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • There are some smart people there and its great to work with (in 131 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 27 reviews)

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    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free food all day long. Lots of event for employee and famliy

    Cons

    Some managements do not deserve to be manager, lacking of experiences.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Yahoo is a great company that is goal driven and cares about their employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I love the culture, leadership and compensation/perks that Yahoo provides to employees. There has been a tremendous push to make Yahoo the place to work.

    Cons

    Yahoo is a big company and with that you need to have a number of processes and transparency is difficult to obtain since so much is happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency needs to improved on every team and come from the top down. Hire from within. Find a way to reduce the goals process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great tech company to work for, CEO is great. Fun culture, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Compensation is relatively low compared to other competitors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of talented engineers. Great place to work.

    Cons

    revenue is flat.. lots of policy changes. QPR. No life changin product at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of management level. Managers are not very effective(Not all though).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, fun environment, great co-workers

    Cons

    More then 40 hour weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty good environment

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    Former Employee - Search Analyst  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Search Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Yahoo part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company tries to take care of miscellaneous stuff for employees so that we could focus more on the project or tasks at hands.

    Cons

    When the deadline gets closer, the pressure builds up. But, I guess that doesn't apply only to Yahoo but many other companies in the simily

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Revolving management door creates chaos

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with, fair life balance and very competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, and a revolving door for managers. I had six managers in three years. Very difficult to advance ideas even though the company mantra is to "speak up and be heard". Be careful about this, because if your ideas clash with others more politically connected you could find yourself shoved out of the way very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look down once in a while and help create a more open discussion environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great co-workers and fun work environment

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Amazing training programs and trainers, really spent a lot of time learning about all aspects of an internet company.

    Cons

    There were clearly favorites among management who didn't have to worry much about job security while the rest of us sweat it out daily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management is totally insulated from the nonsense that goes on beneath them. There is no one company culture, it all depends who your boss is and what location you sit it at a certain time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo as a contractor

    Pros

    Dynamic culture which helps execution

    Cons

    Too much of pressure to deliver new stuff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Potential but still a lot of baggage from the past.

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    Former Employee - Research  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Research in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked Marissa Mayer a lot. She was pretty inspiring and seemed to really care about the welfare of the company. There is a lot of fear and baggage from the past that seeps into everything. Company has some sort of complex despite having a lot of smart people and good content.

    The research work I did was really interesting. And in the time I was there, I saw some major improvements. I use Yahoo more than ever now. Met a few nice people. Fun sports and food. Had all the parts.

    Cons

    Not the most ethical group. Fear and the past challenges really have clouded some people's outlook. Quite sad. Typical big company politics and back stabbing. Felt a little more magnified here.

    Some people really lacked character. Many who have been there a while have a very pessimistic view of Yahoo!. At times I wondered if they wanted Yahoo! to fail. I had never really seen that before.

    The review "process" was a mess and not followed at all despite earnest promises. Still lots of non-sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Split up the company into smaller more nimble and relevant groups. All the ingredients for greatness are there, but need to undo some things. Manage less on clicks and more on quality. Maybe admit your not a tech company in the traditional sense and focus on content---seemed like you were on the right path.

    Try to encourage a real meritocracy, not just talk.

    “Character is much easier kept than recovered.” – Thomas Paine

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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