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"Culture is amazing and people are great"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Culture, good technologies , free food and shuttles and onsite perks . Managers really are trained well to engage their employees and provide mentorship. They are also pretty hands-on. Looks like moving internally is pretty easy given you have good contacts and make a good impression. Other benefits like tuition reimbursement, internal tools training, onsite farmers market, gym and paid laundry facilities are pretty good. The Starbucks like free coffee bars and the juice bars are awesome. Basically , this company makes me feel that I'm valuable to them. They have pretty good health insurance and 401k match.

Cons

No cons so far. May be how the benefits and reporting structure will change post Verizon take over is one of the anticipated con:

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lots of good talent around
    - hot technologies used
    - very good perks, free food, stocked kitchen

    Cons

    - bad management
    - no clear strategy for the company

    Advice to Management

    Please dont just blame engineers for the not delivering. Pay attention to other dependencies like Product managers, external teams.


  2. "Not confident in the future..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazingly passionate & talented people, inspiring vision, free food + other great perks, fun culture. Lots of job opportunity if you're comfortable stepping up to the plate / earn trust quickly / like ambiguity / are a self-starter.

    Cons

    Lack of execution from C-level & middle management, very few non-homogenous / diverse teams, severe lack of resources & support (when I left, I was doing the volume of work we had 3 ppl to do at this same time last year, but my compensation wasn't raised; makes it near-impossible to do anything well).

    Advice to Management

    Things felt like they were slipping anyway, but I'll always wonder what would have happened if we hadn't sold ourselves to Verizon *sigh*

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