Yandex Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh
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Pros
  • Many experienced and smart people around (in 9 reviews)

  • Interesting and challenging tasks (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Salary is middle of the market, not top (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Software Engenering

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, CO

    I worked at Yandex

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    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

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Quality Rater
    Current Contractor - Quality Rater

    I have been working at Yandex as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good feedback and communication, easily accessible managers, constant improvement of work tools, great people.
    Working remotely so cannot comment on office life.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, haven't been raised for any raters in a year at least.

  3. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yandex

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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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  5. One of the best employer in Russia

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer
    Current Employee - Web Developer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Comfortable office: work space, rest rooms, canteens and sorry for this detail, toilets.
    Democratic corporative atmosphere.

    Cons

    In my case these are: no way to grows and focus to one technology. Lots of routines.

  6. Awesome company, poor salary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Kiev (Ukraine)

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunities to enhance different skills, awesome culture.

    Cons

    Salary is way below the market.

  7. Helpful (2)

    One of the best Russian IT companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

    I have been working at Yandex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work on ambitious tasks to create services for millions of people. Very comfortable office, that makes you feel like you're at home. Company gives you a monthly credit that can be spent in its own caffeteria or any other restaurant around the office.

    Cons

    Too many young kids in the management. Salaries are generally below the market average, unless you're a senior specialist or a superstar. No relocation abroad.

    Advice to Management

    It might be just my problem, I'm not sure. But I really lack the feedback from my management. I sometimes have to push them for a quarterly conversation.

  8. Mixed experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Yandex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects sometimes, working with big data and high load.
    Smart colleagues.
    A lot of benefits: nice office, medical insurance, free food, free car parking, & etc.

    Cons

    Awful management, a lot of workplace politics.

  9. Best in russia

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Systems Administrator in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Junior Systems Administrator in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Yandex

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I think it is the best place for IT worker in Russia

    Cons

    Its going to be veeeery big and massive company so the startup spirit is getting worse

  10. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

    I worked at Yandex

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company really attends all of the stuff. Great conditions to grow in your practice of programming.

    Cons

    May be low salary if you have no experience of practising. But if you came from the other company, your salary grows immediately.

  11. Great opportunities to be a family man

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits for a talented people
    Ability to post new ideas and get compensation for them.

    Cons

    Increasing workflow stricts due to company raising.
    Hard software release cycle.

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