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Yammer Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
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  1.  

    Fun workplace, good people

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Yammer as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office is fun and has an open atmosphere. I felt the company and employees genuinely believe in the culture. I got to work on a variety of projects with little unnecessary overhead.

    Cons

    As an intern, I would have benefited from closer management and more explicit mentoring. Switching between projects sometimes caused an increased workload for a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to more explicitly assign a mentor to new employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 (less than an 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
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    the anti MBA company but is it still?

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Yammer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hiring 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun, Challenging, High Impact

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

    I have been working at Yammer full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Demanding work, and Microsoft may slow it down yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    trending down

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    Current Employee - Sales Development in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Yammer full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great perks, good food. Highest level of management seems reasonable and interested in employee wellbeing and in creating a great product. Great CEO and CTO. would highly recommend the company to anyone outside of the sales org.

    Cons

    *very* poorly run sales org. High uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a way to level the playing field between people who have similar job functions. the disparities make for a demoralizing environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great until they added additional management from a competitor.

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

    I worked at Yammer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Amazingly driven and smart. Fun environment.

    Cons

    Growing the company added several layers of management they didn't understand the culture. Didn't care. Disregard for past achievements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're a social network. Communicate with your employees. Yammer grew as fast and as successfully as it did for a reason. Marching in and changing the dynamic destroys morale and a good working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best place I've ever worked

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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

    Pros

    * Great people who genuinely care about building a product that changes the way people work
    * Unbeatable culture focused on having fun while getting $*#! done
    * Delicious catered lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
    * Daily gourmet snack cart
    * Extremely competitive compensation package
    * Frequent team events and trips
    * Excellent work/life balance with flexible vacation policy
    * Management feels strongly about our core values and maintaining Yammer's culture

    Cons

    * Constantly explaining why we look like Facebook and moving away from that
    * Questions about Microsoft acquisition
    * Growing extremely fast so hard to know everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose our culture as we grow and fight for what makes Yammer so unique and special, even through the Microsoft acquisition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Culture of exploitation, deception and broken promises

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Yammer

    Pros

    They pay well
    Free food
    Good equipment
    Generally can get work done (but with insane hours)

    Cons

    - Management executes poorly on project scheduling which result in extremely long hours and chaos
    - Management is not open about company priorities
    - Management is hypocritical about using Yammer internally to create a culture of openness, in reality Yammer has the same power struggles and power grabbing as a result of limiting information access as a typical enterprise software company
    - Do not be fooled by recruiters telling you this is a consumer company disguised as an enterprise company, it is a boring enterprise software company.
    - The celebrate hack culture, but in reality very few projects from the hack day ever make it into production.
    - There is a limited innovation culture
    - They spent money like drinken sailors, I was worried that the company will run out of it when I was there. But apparently money is cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open, less hypocritical. Really, really, eat your own dog food.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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