Yandex Reviews

Updated March 19, 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. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Quality Rater
    Current Contractor - Quality Rater

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. Great place to work for complicated things (machine learning, distributed systems, etc).

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    - Good office in Moscow city centre with free parking, good atmosphere, etc;
     - Great colleagues, one of the smartest people I have ever met;
     - One of the best place to work in Russia

    Cons

    - Reorganizations took place with new top-management;
     - Russian economy in 2015 is getting worse, and companies main income is in rubles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a little more freedom to employers and more parking place.
    Main caffe is really terrible and we lack of other big places with reasonable prices.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great opportunities to be a family man

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Love Yandex

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Yandex full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, athmoshere and attitude to engineers. Yandex has smartest people I ever seen. A lot of great ideas and projects waiting for developers to pick them up. Developer has freedom of choosing tools, design and implementations details and setting up their own development process. Beautiful bright office with plants. Perks: ping pong, gym, free food (including nearby cafe), discounts.

    Cons

    No. It is best workplace I've seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going! Invade the world!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. No longer startup

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yandex

    Pros

    Free coffee, cookies and such

    Cons

    No real cons for russia

  8. You will like it if you are tough enough.

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

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

    Pros

    You can learn lots of things if you wish.
    Most People are nice and positive.
    You can do cool stuff which you can't do anywhere in Russia.

    Cons

    Average salaries are 20% below the market.
    Management strategy could be odd sometimes.
    Overall staff productivity is a bit slow.
    Public discussions could be aggressive and nonconstructive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Highly professional engineers poorly managed.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    - smart people
    - a lot of opportunities to learn
    - all the code is shared, you have opportunities to contribute wherever you want
    - snacks, good food
    - flexible hours

    Cons

    - a lot of bureaucracy
    - no velocity in software development
    - poor management
    - no product vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Split things into smaller units.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    One of the best employers in Russia

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere because of highly qualified co-workers.
    Possibilities for switching between many interesting projects (and the actual chance to affect the Russian Internet).
    Flexible working hours.
    Huge free parking lot for employeers (in the center of Moscow).

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for remote working.
    The main offices are located in Russia.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Hugest Russian internet company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yandex full-time

    Pros

    High-level professionals. Good atmosphere. Great equipment. Friendly people. Good at new technologies.

    I strongly recommend this company for developers.

    A lot of free stuff:
    — Dinners
    — Coffee-points
    — Discounts for fitness-clubs
    — Discounts for language learning classes

    Cons

    — Slow development (It's a huge company).
    — Sometimes you can face bureaucracy (which steals time).
    — Sometimes you can face strange people and strange tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chaotic management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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