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Yahoo New York Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 243 reviews)

  • Free food breakfast/lunch/dinner (in 343 reviews)

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  1. "WAS a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Integrated Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Integrated Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and company purpose was the best. Continuous transparency and feedback from upper management was always available. Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    They sold the company to Verizon


  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in NYC.

    Cons

    Very poor parking facilities in NYC

    Advice to Management

    Please get more parking facilities in NYC

  3. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work culture, employee management, employee benefits

    Cons

    Its all good, continue the good work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "Research Scientist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    First class research scientist and environment

    Cons

    company doesn't put research at their first priority any more.


  5. "Career Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Career growth, free meals, free phone

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and focus


  6. "sales manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, great team spirit, good compensation

    Cons

    Political, laid back at times and clueless management team


  7. "Ad Tech"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Tech in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Tech in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Worked with a small team that was very cooperative.

    Cons

    It's Yahoo. Lots of layoffs

  8. "Android Intern at Yahoo NY"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Android Developer in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Android Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Yahoo as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work culture is absolutely wonderful. They give you your own desk alongside the rest of the team and I was given the opportunity to work on a mainstream app instead of a side project. They also give free breakfast and lunch.

    Cons

    Management usually is not in a position to give a full time offer at the end of an internship if you cannot start immediately. They were a little surprised when I said that other companies did so.

    Advice to Management

    Everything was absolutely amazing, I would say just try to communicate the possibility of future opportunities a little better with the more senior interns.


  9. "Wasteful company with no leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Digital Media in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Digital Media in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, nice office, newest tech products and upgrades.

    Cons

    Out of touch Sr. Management -
    Most Senior roles never engage with their own staff or give opportunity for ideas and discussions. You are made to pitch ideas or send examples to a manger who will pass along for approval. You are often not given feedback on why your idea can not move forward. Your only exposure to Sr. Staff is in a large symposium set up where you are given free drinks and snacks and listen to them talk on a panel about their career path and backgrounds - nothing related to where they see the future of Yahoo going. In a lot of cases these Sr. roles have no background in technology and have very outdated ideas about media. They select Jr. members of staff to give them examples of social media and video success by our competitors in order to greater understand the platform they are supposed to be running.

    Contractors -
    There are so many contractors here with no security for their future but given large responsibilities with heavy expectations. Contracts renew every 3 months, each time being given as late as 5 days if your contract will renew. Some employees stay up to two years on this program and are let go after years of employment with a weeks notice, no severance, or replacement making certain roles suddenly obsolete on teams that were relying on them.
    Additionally contractors have a separate HR department based in Wisconsin, whereas full time staff have HR on site. This makes it very challenging and inaccessible if you need to discuss any issues with a FT staff member (and there many!!)

    No recycling program - for thousands of employees given unlimited free snacks and bottled drinks, there are no recycling systems in place.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand you have talented people who are experts in their fields and want Yahoo to succeed. Give them FT benefits (free food is not enough) and make your self available to listen to them and share your opinions and ideas for the company in a personal way. Not everyone has the personality to stand up in front of a room of 50 or more people in attempt to connect with you.


  10. "Great company a little unstable."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Solid management and training, as well as benefits and comp packages

    Cons

    Yahoo! has had some serious upheaval over the past 9 years.

    Advice to Management

    Help your sales team to achieve your team quota and you will never be let down.


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