Yahoo Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
1,761 Reviews
3.6
1,761 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • There are some smart people there and its great to work with (in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes (in 77 reviews)

  • Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very flexible and human. Bright people to work with.. Great benefits

    Cons

    There is not always a career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employee retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The people there are amazing

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and there is little chance of a pay rise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Yahoo review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    pay well, good benefits; international exposure, good management style , get to know lots of people

    Cons

    no clear career path , things keeps on changing every now and then, you are never sure where are you going; you can loose your job at any moment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience in Yahoo, could have been better though

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    It is good place to work: Nice work environment, good work benefits, friendly staff atmosphere. Management is fairly effective

    Cons

    Slow at innovation, salaries lower than similar companies
    Some technical tools were outdated, hard to do an efficient work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the technical problems quicker!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    look good on CV for next job(hopefully)
    Food is alright

    Cons

    Absolutely no career development, your idea will not be listened, if you are an engineer, be prepared to be a code monkey.
    No strategy at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yahoo London engineering team is really not competitive, due to the poor management. The senior director should leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Partner Manager

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    Former Employee - Partner Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Partner Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Still a large name in the Internet space and people will take your call

    Cons

    Constant rounds of redundancies - poor morale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great environment but lack of new facilities and materials to work as laptops

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    Former Employee - Senior Search Editor  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Search Editor in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexi-time and Nice environment, smart people and quick development

    Cons

    Quick changes in decisions
    Risk to be make redundant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great potential, great talent, sometimes good strategy, really poor execution

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    vibe, flexibility, good mobility, scaling opportunity

    Cons

    bureaucracy, politics, low attention to performance (changing radically with Marissa Mayer)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work culture and environment at yahoo

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    relaxed, informal.
    People are concerned with work and beyond that no questions would be asked.
    Quite friendly and conducive environment

    Cons

    few projects are crappy with not much of direction.
    Not much otherwise. Priorities are not that well set and direction changes quite often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarity on project outcome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One good place to work. Just don't expect it to be speedy.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Friendly, smart people with lots to offer.

    Cons

    Too slow to enact change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the smaller departments to make quick, management level free changes to improve usage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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