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Yahoo London Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 244 reviews)

  • Free food breakfast/lunch/dinner (in 339 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great for Work/Life Balance, flexible working hours and great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for Work/Life Balance, flexible working hours and great people to work with

    Cons

    Uncertainty of Business outlook, Senior Management


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Software Development Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people there are amazing

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and there is little chance of a pay rise

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic environment, but not always empowered to make decisions"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic atmosphere, great and smart people to work with, great are to work in.

    Cons

    As a subsidiairy of a US company, you are not always empowered to make impactful decisions from offices outside of the US.


  4. "I would recommend"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a great place to work, all the usual tech benefits that are trendy these days. Lots of optional to attend company events. Lots of development tools available to staff which can help within and outwith the company.

    Cons

    One of the pros was some clever people work here but there are also people who are iin positions they really shouldn't be. Technical teams and sales are often not on the same page.


  5. "Great Company but needs shredded"

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    Former Employee - Media Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Media Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning/Education is great, so many products.

    Cons

    The company is simply too large and needs to cut a lot of waste

    Advice to Management

    Be firm and make the tough decisions


  6. "Yahoo review london"

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    commission, good work life balance, benefits

    Cons

    management change, frequent change in strategy


  7. "Nice experience"

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    Former Employee - Data Insights Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Data Insights Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The environment and culture are really good and stimulating

    Cons

    Lack of long term decisions from the top mgmt doesn't help

    Advice to Management

    Decide the company' long term plan and execute it

  8. "Internet pioneers but still very very cool today"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Information is available pretty much to anyone who spends time to find it. Salary, bonus and benefits match the most popular and successful companies in the industry.

    Cons

    Numerous rounds of layoffs have a demoralizing effect on everyone even those highly engaged and motivated.


  9. "Don't believe all you read - try it for yourself!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    learn about the best and most interesting industry of the world with a company that is really applying sound management to the industry of online advertising. Yahoo europe is a real operating company rather than a sales subsidiairy.

    Cons

    long working hours, frustration at tolerance for people not to do what they should.

    Advice to Management

    don't read the papers and the blogs - keep truckin'. It's amazing how much advice who have not done a zillionth of what Jerry and his team have done in building a $6b company churning $2b of annual cash flow have for them. Meanwhile, Yahoo remains the second largest online advertising business with a true world wide scope of operations. in an industry that is growing and will consolidate.


  10. "Yahoo London -- the smaller version of the hq"

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    Former Employee - Director Engineering in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director Engineering in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with very smart people who are affecting the lives of millions of people -- one of the few places where you really can get in touch with the world as a whole.

    Cons

    Often too many projects to be able to truly be able to focus on one thing -- many time there is too much legacy making it hard to innovate and launch new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Get the company structure right -- figure out the role between regions and head office, and create the reporting structures accordingly.


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