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Yammer Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.8 28 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Yammer CEO David Sacks

David Sacks

(18 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Roller Coaster

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Weak management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNo real vision, managers are inexperienced and bad communicators.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible after the acquisition

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great until the acquisition

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPerks and people and the app itself

    ConsManagement was not transparent and ruled by intimidation and fear

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    Amazing culture, impactful product

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsSometimes the environment can be distracting because everyone is very young

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    Good place to intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood environment, cross-functional teams, flat structure.

    ConsBit more structuring with on-boarding

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Was amazing...not so much anymore.

    (Former Employee)

    Pros• Good pay
    • High-profile for the resume

    ConsThis 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMicrosoft 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

    ConsOver-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 Senior ManagementBusiness Side:
    Stop touting your transparency and be transparent
    Must all the executive management come from Salesforce??

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    the anti MBA company but is it still?

    Account Executive (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsBenefits, culture, people, technology, food, good pay, awesome parties, dont skimp on anything

    ConsHiring of SalesForce Management Team changed culture. There was discrimination in multiple instances with compensation, territories, and option grants- very discouraging. I am pretty sure we were told that Yammer would not be sold, even for $1 billin dollars.

    Advice to Senior Managementyammer is built to increase internal transparency. go out of the way to maintain that transparency as it seems to be getting lost.

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

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    Fun, Challenging, High Impact

    Analyst (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsEasy going, hard working culture. Lots of opportunity to impact the direction of the product.

    ConsDemanding work, and Microsoft may slow it down yet

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

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