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Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great people but lacks leadership

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Even though the company has serious leadership problems, the one consistent positive is the people. I've worked with some of the best minds in the business: really talented, motivated and personable.

    Cons

    Constantly changing managers, lacks vision.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Downhill

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

    I worked at Yahoo

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

    Pros

    Fun culture; hard working people

    Cons

    company has a lack of focus and direction

    Advice to Management

    Define and improve overall business strategy


  3. Helpful (1)

    Advertising Specialist

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

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible with working from home, fair amount of internal training. GREAT benefits and nice campus.

    Cons

    Very tough to grow your career. A lot of manager turnover although the management was supportive.


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  5. a whole lotta awesome

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

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

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

    Pros

    - amazing, talented, engineering and product talent

    Cons

    - some super political nonsense management

    Advice to Management

    If you live to politic and not create products nor care for your team members, please just leave.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Aos

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ad Operations Specialist in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Ad Operations Specialist in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Yahoo

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Culture, and relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Lower level Management that are incompetent and lazy.


  7. Great place to work!

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Extremely smart, collegial and diverse teams. Great benefits, and good work life balance. For the most part, very little politics in good BUs.

    Cons

    The growth story is missing from the picture. Too many product decisions are made in a bureaucratic manner.

    Advice to Management

    Greater equality in pay. CEO and e-staff should take pay cuts instead of laying off high performing employees to save costs.


  8. Contributing Writer for Associated Content

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

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Have the opportunity to get experience in multiple areas, including sports, finance and politics.

    Cons

    Contributors don't really have the opportunity to pitch many story ideas on the site's Associated Content section.

    Advice to Management

    Consider taking more pitches from contributors.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Sales Management

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

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

    Pros

    Great perks such as free coffee bar. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Continuous uncertainty about job stability due potential company break up as well as stack rank system that is biased at the upper management level.

    Advice to Management

    Move your stack rank system to annually or remove all together.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Sr.. Product Manager

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

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

    Pros

    Extremely smart, collegial and diverse teams. Great benefits, and good work life balance. For the most part, very little politics in good BUs.

    Cons

    The growth story is missing from the picture. Too many product decisions are made in a bureaucratic manner.

    Advice to Management

    Greater equality in pay. CEO and e-staff should take pay cuts instead of laying off high performing employees to save costs.


  11. Helpful (3)

    the old problems are gone, but now there are new problems

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    free food everywhere, free gym, some fun things happen on campus like music, parties. pay is good.

    Cons

    MM brought in too many google people who think the whole world should run like google. there is so much in-fighting and political maneuvering it makes it really difficult to get anything done. revenue continues to drop in parallel with morale. forced ranking hurts high performers. in a team of 10 people, HR will tell you there must be one or two low performers, even if those at the bottom are better than the top performers in another group, they'll be forced out. the lowest ranked graduate of Harvard is still smarter than 99.9999% of the population but at yahoo they'd be pushed out or fired without severance. it's a toxic environment



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