Yandex Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh
Arkady Volozh
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Pros
  • Many experienced and smart people around (in 9 reviews)

  • Interesting and challenging problems with large impact (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance, team working, decision making (in 4 reviews)

  • There is some quite unusual corporate culture (it's hard to describe but not everyone could fit in easily) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great, modern place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Yandex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is full of young, smart and enthusiastic people. They offer all the flexibility and benefits you see at any modern tech company.

    Cons

    I don't know of any cons that are systemic to the company.


  2. Software Engenering

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Yandex have cool problems to solve, a lot of self-made services. Office is nice and health insurance is great,

    Cons

    Office have really bad location


  3. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - strong team - challenging tasks - nice office, good location and facilities - full range of benefits

    Cons

    - large company, so things get slow at times - salaries vary


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    Very interesting projects, not enough guidance

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people, interesting projects, lots to learn and experience, independence. One of the best companies I've ever worked for in my life.

    Cons

    Lack of guidance. Need more feedback from manager. Lack of clarity when it comes to fin ancial/hiring side of things


  6. Salaries are at market average, but many bonuses instead

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yandex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're interested in money that is it: - Many neat bonuses: free parking, food compensation, discounts at local restaurants. - There are gradual cash bonuses system for completing your personal targets. - 100% medical leave compensation. - Cool teambuildings and other activities. - Massagist on-site :)

    Cons

    - Bonuses system have shrunk last year. - No more free iPhones for you, dudes.

    Advice to Management

    Sadly, old rock-n-roll spirit have gone. All thoughts about earning money now.


  7. Very fast career growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yandex (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Yandex has a very high upward mobility culture. If you are ambitious and are willing to work hard, it is very easy to become a dev lead / dev manager. Compensation is pretty good by the Russian standards, the top levels make about the same as their Bay area counterparts.

    Cons

    Way too many PMs! They go by different names (Project Managers, Product Managers, Analysts, etc.), the overall ratio is like 2 devs per 1 PM - unheard of.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Mixed emotions

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Moscow (Russia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, lots of technologies, you're really a part of organization

    Cons

    Lots of politics, no all life on the job, money lower than average on job market


  9. Helpful (1)

    Yandex

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    business trip, free foods, flexible hours, no hierarchy

    Cons

    not much increasing salary, communication

    Advice to Management

    need more organisation, employers should speak english


  10. Really nice company.

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company, interesting problems, neat office.

    Cons

    Cons and Pros highly depend on your team/manager.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good people with bad management

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    Current Employee - Release Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Release Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of people that would like to create cool features

    Cons

    Bad management and company focus that prevent from progress

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about management and don't use micromanagement



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