Yahoo Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
1,761 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing people with a really great vision. Lots of creative freedom, with the ambiance of a startup.

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    Current Employee - Senior Director Marketing  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director Marketing in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing people with a really great vision. Lots of creative freedom, with the ambiance of a startup.

    Cons

    It would be great if the SF office was a bit more core to the full operation, as it's gorgeous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Yahoo for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Management was fair.

    Cons

    I hated working at Yahoo! Super political, no sense of why we were doing what we were doing. Lots of executive prancing. I was on a small team whose mission was idiotic---we knew our results would end up in a trash bin somewhere. So I worked 20 hrs a week and nobody even noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get results oriented. Fire people who do not deliver.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Platform solution at scale

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Large enterprise means projects move slow

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Platform Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Platform Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things have been improving, so keep improving morale and product to keep and gain users.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Money Great Family

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    Current Employee - Writer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Writer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Want a job to love, here it is.

    Cons

    Nothing is wrong with Yahoo!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Perseverance required.

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    Former Employee - Analytics Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analytics Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good salary, minimal work. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of engagement. Mediocre execution of all projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less lipstick, real changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Comfy somewhat well paid job

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    Former Employee - IOS Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IOS Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - Do a better job at keeping talent.
    - Take more risks, more moon shots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Major Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Major Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Yahoo for more than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marissa's getting rid of a lot of disfunction

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Things 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.

    Cons

    It'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.

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

    No job security. Revolving door of management.

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    Former Employee - Property Sales Development  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Property Sales Development in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are great (below senior managers)

    Cons

    Senior Management, no loyalty. Zero stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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