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Yahoo Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
827 Reviews
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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 Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Search Editor (Contractor) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Search Editor (Contractor) in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun tech company, great atmosphere, management, and perks. Leadership here is great and team collaboration is what makes this place thrive.

    Cons

    public company, big push for shareholder happiness, news is often hush hush within the company and news comes to everyone pretty late

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing place to intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    I learned so much from working at Yahoo as an intern. My team was friendly, helpful, and did a great job mentoring me. The campus is nice with a ton of perks such as free food, a gym, and beach volleyball.

    Cons

    I had no cons from interning here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best working years of my life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Authentic team, fast paced, clear career path

    Cons

    Red tape, too matrixed, executive leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Excellent benefits! Encouraged opportunities to move within.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be horrible depending on the department. Demanding hours requiring 10+ hours in office, in addition to the 10PM meetings with off-shore teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome people, good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome and great people, very smart coworkers, hard challenges, excellent culture, moving forward, good leadership, free food

    Cons

    Get things done; depends of a lot of teams, each team has their own priorities, seems like people don't stay here for long time. Is hard to find somebody for more than 10 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    QPR process is not right, good hard workers getting bad result; just because they need to have somebody in the percentage range.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great and Getting Better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Tech Yahoo in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Tech Yahoo in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    - Very positive, fun company attitude/outlook
    - Free food, cell phone, social events, etc.
    - Frequent executive interaction with employees
    - Mature technical base with established products
    - Great people!

    Cons

    - Growing pains about future company direction
    - Looong hiring process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving in the direction you're going! (But help speed up the hiring process while you're at it!)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter/Sourcer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter/Sourcer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Free Food! Great team to work and grow with.

    Cons

    New CEO changes made hiring delivery time change from 25 days to over 3 months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Work experience

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

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Fun and work managed equally

    Cons

    nothing. The place is good and love to continue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No focus and your work seems pointless

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Perks, free food, overall nice people

    Cons

    no focus, too many reorgs, layoff fears are a constant, not sure if people really believe in yahoo or direction where yahoo is going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of middle layer management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Exciting and collaborative workplace, especially in the mobile division.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    - There are a variety of projects to work on.
    - The cross team interactions are really strong among design, engineering, and product management. We sit side-by-side, which helps productivity by being able to ask and answer questions quickly. This type of arrangement fosters a supportive and agile environment.
    - VP's sit at a desk just like everyone else. Totally accessible and high visibility.
    - Good healthcare coverage.
    - Free food, coffee, smoothie bar, home-made soft serve ice cream

    Cons

    - Depending on which project you're working on, the decision-making process can be frustrating. Discussions go around in circles, and certain management are too risk adverse.
    - Some product managers and vp's like to micro-manage, when they should instead be focused on the bigger picture.
    - Yahoo no longer offers ESPP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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