Yammer Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun youthful place to work.

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    People are really nice and positive. There are many learning opportunities, great perks and a beautiful environment.

    Cons

    Lacks some structure and organization. Process is a little sloppy. Most people come from small companies and startup environments so lacking enterprise experience. The food and beer and parties can be distracting and not the best fit for quieter more work oriented folks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work with great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture like I've never experienced before. Everyone was smart, passionate, and worked hard, which created a really fun environment. Going to work was fun, not a drag like it becomes after awhile at other places.

    Cons

    Being acquired by Microsoft. I understand why the execs did it, but I think we could have gone farther on our own and would have kept up the momentum and great culture. Now it's a completely different place to work then it was a private company, still a great place, just not a start-up anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the transparency :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Weak management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great benefits, perks, salary, work/life balance and growth.

    Cons

    No real vision, managers are inexperienced and bad communicators.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much segregation and animosity within each department. Contention can be good but there's so much of it here that it inhibits us from moving forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible after the acquisition

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Yammer leadership is still solid, however, that is changing.

    Cons

    If you're not in Engineering...Microsoft's inept understanding of the SaaS space is due in part by its huge antiquated sales structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm sure Microsoft understands the challenges they have. Do they care to change it, that is up for debate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Roller Coaster

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of different experience. Learned how to keep my head down in an always changing environment through the acquisition by Microsoft.

    Cons

    Some inconsistencies throughout the acquisition and the Yammer business has come to a halt as Office 365 is the primary focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that employees know what is coming next and insure they know how to navigate around MSFT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great until the acquisition

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yammer

    Pros

    Perks and people and the app itself

    Cons

    Management was not transparent and ruled by intimidation and fear

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing culture, impactful product

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yammer

    Pros

    Strong culture, fun office environment, a product that you care about and is having an impact on businesses day to day

    Cons

    Sometimes the environment can be distracting because everyone is very young

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yammer

    Pros

    Good environment, cross-functional teams, flat structure.

    Cons

    Bit more structuring with on-boarding

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was amazing...not so much anymore.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    • Good pay
    • High-profile for the resume

    Cons

    This company was, at one time, the best place I ever worked. Then they were acquired and things went downhill fast. Staff layoffs (though promised that there would be none), new management that run departments through fear of stupidity (specifically marketing), and just a lack of understanding of the business and what made the company unique. Overnight the culture went from a big family to Lord of the Flies. Scary stuff.

    I would not recommend working here at this point unless you are junior and need a resume padder. The smartest folks have already left and moved onto new things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yammer

    Pros

    Microsoft offers incredible health benefits and perks
    Yammer is a leader in a great, growing space
    Now that it's plugged into the MS ecosystem the horizons widen
    Located in the city

    Cons

    Over-hyped culture, very image-conscious, feels contrived
    Integration pains with MSFT
    Market Square (for now), new HQ may be "cooler", but it's not better
    Attrition. A lot of good people leaving, even without other jobs lined up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business Side:
    Stop touting your transparency and be transparent
    Must all the executive management come from Salesforce??

    Approves of CEO

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