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Updated December 1, 2014
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  1. Helpful (2)

    senior manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good and rewarding career what you want to do and nothing

    Cons

    small company but can do a lot for others career what you want to do and nothing

    Advice to Management

    god knows career what you want to do and nothing

  2. Excellent place to work and learn

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, people are very nice, one can learn lot on the job

    Cons

    changing priorities depending on which team you are in

    Advice to Management

    need to do more to increase faith in middle management

  3. Great to work with Yahoo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Contractor - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, Learning, Peers, Values, Perks

    Cons

    Leadership, uncertanity, Office culture, work-life balance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    lack opportunity for personal development

  6. Helpful (1)

    Pretty good environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Search Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Search Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Yahoo part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company tries to take care of miscellaneous stuff for employees so that we could focus more on the project or tasks at hands.

    Cons

    When the deadline gets closer, the pressure builds up. But, I guess that doesn't apply only to Yahoo but many other companies in the simily

  7. Helpful (3)

    Great company that lost direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, solid customer base and motivated employees

    Cons

    Lack of direction and poor execution

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to promote employees who deliver, not the ones who do talking

  8. Great place to work. Lots of smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very focused company on the web, yet has many successful products that truly delights many users everyday. Still one of the most successful companies in the internet space.

    Cons

    Silos within the company is widespread. Working with remote teams is harder than it should be. Weak presence in many international markets

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee well. They are your biggest asset.

  9. Great experience working here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Search Content Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Search Content Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work culture and teams I worked with were great. This was my first time working in a large company and I was able to absorb much information from my peers and management.

    Cons

    I was working here during the lay offs and it was quite unfortunate to see many people I worked with get laid off. It's a good place to work at, but more attention should be given to the kind of projects that we focused on.

    Advice to Management

    The Management could have a better, clearer long-term vision in mind for the projects we worked on and communicate that clearly to its teams.

  10. Helpful (3)

    it was good experience i would recommend you to know about the company as much as you can because the interview was toug

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you get to learn a lot and it is very fun working with very bright young people I would def recommend working for yahoo it is such a great place to work

    Cons

    some people have really heavy accents from other countries so it is very hard to understand what they are saying, so yeah that is very stressful if you are used to american english

    Advice to Management

    train better

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits, but way too much incompetent managers that stand in the way of innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Top notch benefits
    * Free hand-made, Starbucks-like coffee (and now even full food, I hear)
    * Fun events for employees and family
    * Well known brand

    Cons

    * Way too many (~7) levels of management
    * Incompetent managers that are clueless about what their job really is
    * Agile software development limited to isolated pockets
    * Waterfall process causing constant fire drills
    * Extreme turnover and low morale

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of at least 75% of the (especially lower and middle) management and try to keep those few managers that know what they're supposed to do and how to do it.

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