Yandex

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Yandex Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
92 Reviews
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92 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yandex

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The only one place to work in Russia

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yandex full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Great people to work with
    Career opportunities

    Cons

    Most of the time you are on your own
    Many companies are too formal, but Yandex sometimes is too informal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a lot of attention to grow middle level management staff

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people; Progressive company values; A lot of perks and bonuses; Career opportunities; Impact on society; Good management

    Cons

    Lack of horizontal relations; A bit of inner concurency; Not highest salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I'm working in vey friendly team and writing an interesting project here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yandex

    Pros

    Awesome office, interesting people, a lot of competetive problems to solve.

    Cons

    You must be strong methematician and programmer to work here.

  6.  

    Best Russian company anyway

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Yandex

    Pros

    Great culture
    Good team
    Nice people
    Nice office

    Cons

    No management structure.
    Compensation isn't very big.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Greatest Russian IT Company

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of smart people and a number of opportunities to challenge yourself

    Cons

    Feeling myself free to choose the career way. Good culture and nice people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, leader of the field, great place to work at.

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

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

    Pros

    -- very interesting projects
    -- great team
    -- great office / compensation / benefits
    -- a good deal of personal and professional freedom

    Cons

    -- overtime happens a bit too often
    -- sometimes, legacy code / sytemsa are a mess
    -- russian government's actions can sometimes cause pain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    interface designer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interface Designer in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Interface Designer in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    It's probably most interesting innovative it-company in Russia. So many interesting people, who know what they do. Cool atmosphere and working conditions.

    Cons

    At Yandex we work together as a team and communicate freely. Most staff members work in spacious, open-plan offices, but they don’t have to stay at their desks – they can pick up their notebook computers and take their work anywhere. People with notebooks can be seen working on sofas in the hallways, in the cafeteria, in meeting rooms, even nestled in comfy beanbags.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hey, are you really read this? Hmmm..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Place where Internet professionals making people life better

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

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

    Pros

    Highly professional team
    Reasonable level of bureaucracy
    Developed horizontal communications
    Competitive salary, bonuses and fringe benefits

    Cons

    Now it is much harder to make a career as it was several years ago
    Not all business processes in company are clear enough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good company, good relations, all is perfect

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of compensations in it

    Cons

    Hard to grow up in it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help people to grow up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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