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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.  

    Platform solution at scale

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Platform Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Platform Manager in San Francisco, CA

    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
  3.  

    Perseverance required.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analytics Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analytics Manager in San Francisco, CA

    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
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  5.  

    Great Money Great Family

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Writer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Writer in San Francisco, CA

    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
  6.  

    Comfy somewhat well paid job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IOS Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IOS Engineer in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marissa's getting rid of a lot of disfunction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    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
  9. 2 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

    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
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Advertiser Soltuions  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Advertiser Soltuions in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Smart People, lots of passion. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Corporate Issues, Upper Management Turnover,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in product improvements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great exposure and opportunity for professional growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Really look forward to Marissa's strategy!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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