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Yahoo Burbank Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 251 reviews)

  • Free food: I mean all kind of healthy food you know (in 348 reviews)

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  1. "Search Marketing Expert"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Search Marketing Specialist in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Search Marketing Specialist in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    rewarded for performance
    great pay and benefits

    Cons

    layoffs
    people fail upwards
    high workload
    limited staff in each area
    shift bids


  2. "Good company - lack of vision"

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    Former Employee - Marketplace Product Specialist in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Marketplace Product Specialist in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams, friendly environment. Good culture!

    Cons

    sometimes vision and direction aren't consistent. We commonly seem to be changing gears and moving in different directions.

    Advice to Management

    clearer vision. (easier said than done)

  3. "Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director, Software Engineering in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Software Engineering in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, option to advance, interesting, cutting edge work with intelligent people.

    Cons

    On a consistent downward path in the market. Difficulties with executives making hard decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Probably not much of a concern as soon as the sale to Verizon goes through...


  4. "Operation Center Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A fun place to work, dealing with unusually large scale problems.

    Cons

    Business model adrift for a long period of time

    Advice to Management

    Lack of focus and direction


  5. "Great Benefits, Not a Great Future"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great coworkers, management is fairly good (always the rough ones)

    Cons

    Not great industry decisions made by upper management which makes everyone else suffer, pre-maturely releasing products and features. Not confident in Company's future.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure products and features are fully ironed out before forcing clients and advertisers to use them.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great people but very bad management"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Flexible work time. Great work culture.

    Cons

    Management has no clue what they want to do and this brings down the morale of the employees. Constant layoffs do not help either.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on growth and your pet projects.


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, some nice perks.

    Cons

    Company is in transition. Very difficult to get work done as large, sweeping changes are coming from the top. Often these changes negatively impact the local efforts of various teams. Currently the organnization is laying people off and attrition is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find a path and stick to it. We've been marching in circles here for years. Management needs to understand impact of high-level decisions - sometimes they're making it more difficult to work smart and make an impact.

  8. "Give Yahoo a break"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands down the calibre of people. Everyone is smart, focused, hardworking and a team player.

    Cons

    Constant bad press and too much focus on activist investors

    Advice to Management

    More focus on operations and execution


  9. "It has been a rollercoaster which has ultimately provided great experiences."

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    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    When working for the right people within the company the experience is great. Produce and stay employed. The free food is nice on the Sunnyvale campus. Plus the work that Yahoo does is very under appreciated.

    Cons

    Office politics, the QPR system, and the sudden but not transparent cap on position salary. Wall Street undervalues the company and as a result we continue to play the shareholder games.


  10. "Some good, some less good"

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    Current Employee - Network Traffic Quality Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Network Traffic Quality Manager in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance & benefits; free food; free iPhones; nice new laptops; nice offices; excellent benefits for LGBTQ employees; maternity leave & adoption leave policies; relatively transparent top execs; flexible scheduling; lots of vacation hours that roll over at end of year.

    Cons

    bureaucratic hurdles from size & sprawl of different divisions; challenging performance review process; quickly shifting priorities; way way waaaaayyyyy too many directors, Sr. directors, and VPs clogging up the upper middle of the org structure and making operations difficult.
    In those below executive level, there is Widespread lack of trust in the top execs, with the exception of CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Try being like "undercover boss" for a couple days and find out how your divisions are being run at the lower levels! Many of your goals are mistranslated as they filter down to middle managers - leads to a lot of confusion and wasted work time.


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