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Updated April 2, 2017
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 239 reviews)

  • Free food breakfast/lunch/dinner (in 333 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Creative Strategist"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people make Yahoo a great place to work. The company isn't arrogant but purple pride runs deep and most people like to be at work. People are themselves and it has a true relaxed tech style with a fair approach to workload. However when needed people dig deep to and go above and beyond to get things done.

    Cons

    Yahoo has had a bit of a tumultuous time recently so job security has been questionable and there has been a slight fear in the air.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a professional and inclusive style and refrain from picking out favourites and forming clubs within the organisation.


  3. "A lot done, more to do"

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

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

    Pros

    Willing and dedicated people, Culture, Benefits (especially for new parents), Increased leadership transparency

    Cons

    Leadership, Too US-centric, Always playing catch up rather than taking risks

    Advice to Management

    Need to drop the US-centric approach and focus on growth, Need better connection between end users (internally and externally) and product orgs


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  5. "good to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    very good benefits, flexible hours, good people.

    Cons

    management indecision, unclear direction. in the middle of buy out.

    Advice to Management

    have the guts to make big decisions and stick by them.


  6. "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.


  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. "too much red tape"

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

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

    Pros

    nice people
    good location
    free food
    good commission
    Flexible
    Nice office
    Free drinks
    beer trolly on friday
    Good salary

    Cons

    Bad management
    bad communication
    Bad basic salary
    lots of red tape
    no progression
    decision takes months to be made
    Bad reviewing process
    Managers have faviorites
    bad culture

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with staff
    Stop the lies
    Stop hiding behind what the US does
    Listen to staff
    Very bad management all around
    HR constantly gossip
    Bad internal HR team
    No leadership whatsoever
    No compassion


  9. "Could be so good"

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

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

    Pros

    Great products to work on and people to work with. When things are going well you can really enjoy your time there.

    Cons

    Too many changes of direction and missed opportunities. Top management need to make up their mind about what or who they want to be.


  10. "Not enough fingers to plug up the leaky boat"

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    Former Employee - Senior Search & Native Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Search & Native Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some wonderful, great people, truly fantastic products, and the benefits were brilliant. Learned a ton and life was never boring. Honestly hope that the company survives.

    Cons

    There was a lack of people resource so it was never possible to get the job done properly. What Yahoo could do for clients was never effectively packaged up and communicated. There are a few managers that seemed to have taken a Bully 101 course.


  11. "Search Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Yahoo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, friendly people, fun, good pay, free food, benefits

    Cons

    Instability of the organisation, redundancies are not announced publicly


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