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Yahoo London Reviews

Updated July 4, 2017
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 243 reviews)

  • Free food breakfast/lunch/dinner (in 338 reviews)

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  1. "I would recommend"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Excellent large scale tech company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Research Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Research Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work at huge scale with some excellent colleagues

    Cons

    Its struggling which means there's a lot of pressure

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Jack of all trades, master of none"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Yahoo employ some of the best people in the industry. You will learn a lot from your colleagues and co-workers in your team and others.
    When Yahoo believe in a project, they will put the appropriate resources behind it.
    Excellent package from low-high level. Free breakfast, lunch and dinner (dinner at HQ only).

    Cons

    Very high attrition. Lack of direction behind one particular product. Nobody will ever understand exactly what your company does when you say you work at Yahoo.

    Advice to Management

    Alter the QPR process. It's damaging for team morale, especially when managers are forced to down-rate their reports.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Yahoo London"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, some interesting tech, great London engineering team

    Cons

    London engineering team all made redundant
    Free food was awful.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the politics
    Stop stack ranking and QPRs. The do not foster collaboration.


  5. "Yahoo London"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo (More than a year)

    Pros

    -global offices
    -high work standards
    -talented staff

    Cons

    -constant performance reviews (1 per quarter)
    -depending on the team you are in, can feel cliquey and hard to fit in
    -can't work from home, not allowed


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed feelings"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is very premium so all the staff have access to the latest technology to work, including great laptops and smartphones. They are also very transparent with global live streaming of the CEO's updates every week and the benefits are great (including free breakfast and free lunch every day)

    Cons

    There is no international strategy whatsover, so outside the US is a big mess, with people being hired and fired all the time. You can be there for 15 years or 3 months and you can be fired just like that, there is no security. The QPR process is also extremely though and unfair and if you get too bad results in one year you are automatically fired. The communication outside the US is extremely bad.

    Advice to Management

    International matters and employees are not only numbers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, perks, decent people, but lacking direction"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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

    Pros

    - Pay, bonus and share scheme were all very competitive
    - Good perks - excellent free canteen, holiday purchase, company phones etc
    - Good travel opportunities
    - In a large office of >250 people, an impressive lack of unpleasant people - generally a friendly place to work

    Cons

    - There is an atmosphere of slow decline - despite efforts to come up with new products and offering, numbers aren't significantly improving and this does reflect on the mood
    - Relatively frequent redundancies
    - It feels like markets outside of the US are always an afterthought, and generally have to wait in order to get new products and offerings
    - Strategy seems to change focus often

  8. "An Icon"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with some truly passionate people at an iconic company. Everyone knows who you work for. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Assuming you're not working in sales or business development, you really need to be based in Sunnyvale. Otherwise you're pretty much on the sidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Pull everything back to Sunnyvale. Reduce footprint. Move quickly to find a new growth area/product and implement globally.


  9. "Learning and Development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning & Development in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Learning & Development in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with
    Fun place
    Free phone, free food. Good medical insurance
    Flexibility in terms of time as long as you do your job properly

    Cons

    No clear career path and development for employees.
    Career and workload depend mainly on your manager, there'snot necessarily consistency even within teams. There's no proper review on managers or training to up-skill them
    Salary is not competitive at least not in my department.
    Too many re-orgs and changes.

    Advice to Management

    Have a proper career path for your employees.
    Train managers and ensure consistency.


  10. "Lots of interesting work and able to connect to many organisations across locations."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting and buzzing ... Love the work, and the fact that we impact users. Good compensation, free food (which is very nice) and phone.

    Cons

    Uncertainty as we never know what comes the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the at time too much uncertainty.


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