Yahoo Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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Pros
  • Work life balance still good (although changing) (in 158 reviews)

  • Was lucky enough to work with really smart people (in 139 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (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. awesome company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - QE Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - QE Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented and helpful team members

    Cons

    contract should go beyond 18 months extension


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really cool and friendly environment to work at

    Cons

    The company is sinking in the recent past.

    Advice to Management

    Please come up with a new idea to bring back the company on track


  3. Good place to work, but the media bashing is tiring

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    Current Employee - Tech Writer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Writer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, phone, good work environment, wide range of products/technology, talented and intelligent co-workers.

    Cons

    Bad media image, sometimes the quarterly/annual review process is tedious.


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  5. Challenging work!!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was an intern here for 3 months and it was an amazing experience. All the negatives that surround Yahoo! in outside world seemed meaningless during this time. People are highly talented, confident as well as extremely helpful. Oh yes!! Add awesome benefits along with that, yes as an intern also :)

    Cons

    The only downside is company's FY results. But I am sure Yahoo! will hit back as it has many awesome products in the pipeline


  6. Director

    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Empowerment to drive initiatives. Challenges that come with scale. A lot to learn. Global reach for the products you work on. Opportunity to grow. Competitive Salary.

    Cons

    Beaurocracy. Good leadership scarce so you may feel lost without it.


  7. Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is excellent, perks like free food, company event, coffee bar and free charging of electric cars (limited space).

    Cons

    Future outlook troubling, quarterly performance review process clarity, products still struggling.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people! Good work environment .

    Cons

    Overworked in every area of the company.

    Advice to Management

    treat people equally!


  9. Yahoo review

    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team members are friendly. The project is interesting. Food is good.

    Cons

    So far no big cons.


  10. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    friendly people, good food

    Cons

    no business direction, too many mid level managers don't know what to do.


  11. Software Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Hard to believe in value of Yahoo

    Advice to Management

    More communication to engineers



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