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Yahoo London Reviews

Updated December 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 260 reviews)

  • Free food: I mean all kind of healthy food you know (in 360 reviews)

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  1. "The Tortoise and the Hare"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - V P Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - V P Sales in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture, working environment is pretty good

    Cons

    CEO centralised most key decisions leaving a complex matrix organisation unable to be autonomous and make decisions quickly. Yahoo believes being the tortoise will get you there eventually but it's unlikely - Yahoo at times needs to be the Hare, invent fast, test and learn quickly and launch some winning products that are used and loved by consumers at scale. The employee ranking/scoring system sucks. Working from home is frowned upon. Too US-centric/forgets is has an international business

    Advice to Management

    decentralise hiring and product decisions, invest in the international markets, ditch the scoring system for employees, make results the kpi not hours in the office or location


  2. "Lacking diversity at senior level"

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Free food
    -Fun and well-funded Summer and Christmas parties
    -You get your own brand new mac and IPhone
    -Great expense account if you work in Sales
    -High energy atmosphere which is refreshing compared to other office jobs
    -Good emphasis on training and skill development . Lots of workshops to attend if you have the time.

    Cons

    -Serious lack of female or BME managers at senior level or even middle management.Apart from the odd token female pretty much all the managers are part of the 'old boys club' and are seriously lacking in technical knowledge.
    -Multiple rounds of redundancies after the merger with AOL.Many great managers have been let go whilst many dinosaurs have been kept on.
    -Far too many outdated products , should pick a couple and specialise . This means that products are often mid-sold out of confusion.
    -Pay is very sub-par compared to the likes of Facebook and Google etc.

    Advice to Management

    It's 2017, talented female and/or BME employees are going to leave if they see zero diversity at the top.

  3. "Great people in tough times"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    My immediate managers were friendly, approachable and professional. A lot of smart people trying to come up with innovative ideas -- and often succeeding -- despite the company's very public struggles.

    Cons

    Support resources too thin on the ground for core functions. I'm probably in the minority of people who don't like the free food. It softly coerces you to stay in the office all day and money could be better spent elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your chins up. A lot of good will and talent left in this company.


  4. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, a lot is done to make people energised, management training, canteen, team building activities

    Cons

    Still some hidden dinosaurs here and there, US is the only peiority

    Advice to Management

    Have a look at other markets, get rid of some lazy people


  5. "my years at yahoo"

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    Former Employee - Product Support Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Support Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great people, great perks, flexibility, good work life balance

    Cons

    not much training, messy processes, not much opportunity for growth in tech jobs outside the US market.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the workers than to midddle management, classic too many chiefs not enough indians scenario.


  6. "I would reccomend"

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    Current Employee - Group Head in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Group Head in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well remunerated especially through bonus.
    Access to so many digital products, knowledge and talent.
    Fantastic people.
    Talent is well recognized through schemes, awards and access to senior management

    Cons

    Can feel US centric with a lack of international personalization, less flexibility to build own go to market.
    The flat structure isnt for everyone
    At the moment there is a lack of female leadership in the UK

    Advice to Management

    Create greater opportunity for females to be promoted into senior roles.


  7. "I worked there for 3 years and contracted another 4 years."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Visual Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Senior Visual Designer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, it is a fun environment, great benefits, share options, good salaries, health insurance and many others.

    Cons

    Global company, hard to navigate your way through Esp. if your not based in the US, constant management change and shift in direction.

    Advice to Management

    -

  8. "Complete TELECOM Management Platform"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Neon is Smart Telecom Solution with billing, Rate Management, CRM, Live Monitoring and Reporting. Plus it has many third party Integrations which makes things better for a company.

    Cons

    Smart Billing, Rate, Reporting, Monitoring and CRM solution for retail and wholesale telecom providers.

    Advice to Management

    Complete Telecom Management Platform
    With real-time Billing, Charging, and Analytics. Helping and streamlining sales and support processes. Additionally it has many third party Integrations which makes things better for a company.


  9. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great culture. Love working there.

    Cons

    Big corporation, very US focused.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Creative Strategist"

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    Former Employee - Creative Strategist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Creative Strategist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Structure support training. Free food great bonuses great offices and equipement. Great parties. Great food for breakfast and lunch

    Cons

    Bad management. Horrible environment with a lot of back stabbing. Cororporate politics with not emphasis on oerformance irrespective of strict targets

    Advice to Management

    No matter what you do you will get better. Listen to people and reward performance not people that fake like you and your family and friends


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