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Yahoo Reviews in Santa Monica, CA

Updated Mar 6, 2014
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3.4 34 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

(7 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great people, lousy management

User Experience Designer IV (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMany really smart and passionate people

ConsLack of direction from management because a lot of middle managers came to just ride the wave then move on to another company

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what Yahoo! is and empower your talented employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Web Design (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat colleagues to work with, who are all competent at their jobs. It was great when we could work from home and at the office when needed.

ConsTheir new PD2 content management system was horrible and not ready for prime time. The new mandate to all work in the office was disappointing. Especially considering if you work until midnight each night.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsult with editorial before changing content management engineering.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A wonderful company to work at

Editor (Current Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I have been working at Yahoo as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsThe relaxed culture and atmosphere here makes it conducive to a creatives ultimate hopes for a place of work.

ConsIt's difficult to get hired as a full time employee

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The "new" Yahoo is fierce, be prepared for quarterly reviews to keep your job

Director of Corporate Communications (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 8 years

ProsTop brand, lots of employee perks, most positions offer good resources to get the job done.

ConsLacks trust within the organization, you'll need to earn your place or lose it, don't expect an easy ride, forget work/life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget to manage down, not just up.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Strategic Account Director (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat culture, open environment, no micro management.

ConsManage up culture, matrix sales process, too many management tiers.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork as a team, not as a layer for reporting.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Media and Entertainment (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

ProsHired the best and the brightest but with little to no oversight. Very little direction.

ConsLack of overall mission led to decreased morale and bad business decisions, rapidly falling behind.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice is out of date.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Short and strange

Director (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time for less than a year

ProsI worked at the Y! Music office in Santa Monica. Lovely space, smart team, interesting product development.

ConsY! Music was an aberration of the Y! way being away from the mothership. That was the root of the problem.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

ProsWorked with really creative people, energetic company and atmosphere. I learned a lot and got great experience working with a variety of clients. This was my second job out of college (undergraduate), and it was great to have on my resume and gain the experience.

ConsNot a lot of promotional positions available in my area. Didn't have much work/life balance in my role.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide clear path for growth opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Principal Builder (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Yahoo as a contractor for less than a year

ProsBest of class in culture, Yahoo set the bar

Constoo many changes in exec. management

Advice to Senior Managementdial back the cultural landscape to 2006

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Front End Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Yahoo as an intern for less than a year

ProsIncredibly smart people all around you.

ConsThe company has been through some tough times, and it reflects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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