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Yahoo Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
1,867 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance (in 158 reviews)

  • Lot of smart people to work with, too good in using latest technologies (in 139 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google (in 34 reviews)

  • Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes (in 79 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great pace to learn the ropes of sales

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

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

    Pros

    Fun, energetic, great place to work. I was based out of the San Francisco office after having moved from the Silicon Valley office. Both locations were a pleasure to work at.

    Cons

    Yahoo! hasn't been on top for quite awhile, so selling around being #3 in any space is challenging. Good if you love a challenge, not great if you're trying to get through the door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Exec should relay on employees

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    For almost 2 years, study progress in my professional growth with promotions and salary increase.

    Cons

    Well compensated compared to market and Industry, great benefits- above Industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micro management, resistance in relaying with the employees experience and expertise. Top management making decisions in all aspects despite the years of experience employees have

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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 (more than an 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
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  5. 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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Platform Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Platform Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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