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Yahoo Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Feb 20, 2014
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3.5 27 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Platform solution at scale

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe opportunity to work with solution on a large scale internationally in a company that has re-born under the leadership of Marissa Mayer

    ConsLarge enterprise means projects move slow

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    Great work/life balance

    Platform Manager (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat work life balance and competitive salary. Also very smart people to work along side. Have the ability to move laterally and to other groups.

    ConsInitiatives move slowly. A lot of process that is inherent in large companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThings have been improving, so keep improving morale and product to keep and gain users.

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

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    Perseverance required.

    Analytics Manager (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood salary, minimal work. Good work/life balance

    ConsLack of engagement. Mediocre execution of all projects

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess lipstick, real changes

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

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    Great Money Great Family

    Writer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsWant a job to love, here it is.

    ConsNothing is wrong with Yahoo!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

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

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    Comfy somewhat well paid job

    IOS Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Pros- Super comfy job with very little pressure
    - Building products on established user base
    - No super strict hours, very relaxed environment
    - There is still a community of strong engineers

    Cons- Yearly reviews leave very few chances to advance
    - Culture is pretty bad. Very defeatist attitude.
    - Starting salary was great, but never received a bump and after 2 years my salary went from slightly above average to below average.
    - There is an attitude towards anything built outside of Yahoo! as sub-par. Basically there are a large number of barriers presented if you want to use an outside framework. "Not built here attitude."

    Advice to Senior Management- Do a better job at keeping talent.
    - Take more risks, more moon shots.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Major Account Executive (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe culture, work environment and people at Y! make it a great company to settle down at. Their healthcare, onsite benefits and pay also make it a very appealing company too work for.

    ConsAt the time of employment there was a lack of company direction and executive leadership.

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

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    Marissa's getting rid of a lot of disfunction

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThings were kind of stagnant under Bartz and Thompson. Marissa Meyer has really stepped up to make life better for the employees and get rid of soul-crushing disfunction. There's a lot more transparency and feedback mechanisms now.

    Internal training.

    Can work on well recognized consumer brands.

    ConsIt's still a large company. Even though Marissa's made a lot of changes there's still some work to be done.

    Shuttle schedules don't have a ton of options.

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

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    No job security. Revolving door of management.

    Property Sales Development (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe people are great (below senior managers)

    ConsSenior Management, no loyalty. Zero stability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow some loyalty to the people who work for you. Get your act together and stop laying people off and devastating your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work

    Senior Manager, Advertiser Soltuions (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsSmart People, lots of passion. Great benefits.

    ConsCorporate Issues, Upper Management Turnover,

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest in product improvements

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

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    Great exposure and opportunity for professional growth

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Pros* Incredibly supportive management
    * High-level exposure with a lot of responsibility
    * Innovative and fast moving environment

    Cons* Sometimes difficult to navigate through org efficiently
    * Bureaucracy can get in the way, but is changing

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally look forward to Marissa's strategy!

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

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