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Sunnyvale, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Verizon
1994
Company - Public (YHOO)
Internet
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Google, Microsoft, Facebook

Working at Yahoo

Yahoo! wants to spread some cheer to Internet users around the world. Its network of websites offers news, entertainment, and shopping, as well as search results powered by Microsoft's Bing offering. Yahoo! generates most of its revenue through providing search ... Read more

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Highest Rated CEOs: 2014 (#50)

Yahoo Reviews

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great people and media properties

    Cons

    Lack of meaningful new product innovation

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Yahoo Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    All day interview with a recruiter and about 5-6 engineers. Had lunch with the team and discussed Hadoop, which I had not heard of at that point. Interviewers seemed to ask questions that would reveal whether I could do that job: They didn't ask brain teaser puzzles.

    Interview Questions

    • This was 9 years ago, but I remember sorting questions and questions about algorithmic complexity; questions about how I would design a system (the details of which I no longer remember, but I do remember it involved a distributed key/value store); questions about TCP/IP; A request to craft an single SQL query that solved a fairly data merge and aggregate problem.   Answer Question
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Yahoo Awards & Accolades

  • 100% Corporate Quality Index Rating, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC), 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality(Internet Services and Retailing), Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC), 2015
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