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Updated February 18, 2019
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  • "Work-life balance is commendable" (in 278 reviews)

  • "The benefits are quite good here compared to others that I've been employed by - especially the free food" (in 378 reviews)

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  1. "Working at Yahoo!"

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    Former Employee - Linguistic QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Linguistic QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chance to work from home part of the week. Great colleagues and atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are in my opinion no cons.


  2. "Poor outlook, strong workforce"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are treated well and highly encouraged to push the boundaries of possibilities. Strong intellect from fellow Yahoos about the past and present of the company. Open culture that moves fast.

    Cons

    Some are stuck with nostalgia of the historic silicon valley brand which hinders the ability to look forward on how to win in their competitive market. Employees are stacked ranked and some managers rotate the high rating around the team to avoid losing talent. This also prevents the ability to promote given the lack of a consistent rating.

    Advice to Management

    Yahoo is under new leadership due to the merger. Keep the focus on the employees and find ways to get leadership to invest in future technologies (AR/VR, AI) in new channels.

  3. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Internship in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, cool office, cool perks

    Cons

    Company is on decline, Verizon is absorbing Yahoo...


  4. "A very good workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good food, great people, great work life balance.

    Cons

    It’s not ambitious enough in it’s projects. You are not appreciated very easily.


  5. "BAd culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director Business Ops
    Former Employee - Senior Director Business Ops
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice and smart people at yahoo

    Cons

    bad culture; lack cohesive strategy


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company culture suck !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food , renovated offices.You can survive with politics even if you dont have real skills to do work .

    Cons

    Chaotic and very unprofessional environment. Lot of change in strategy which causes lot o f throw away work . Long hour workdays due to lack of process in place .
    Attitude is to get things out of door to earn some credits but not on quality work . Lot of time spent on operations as a result of rolling out faulty products .


  7. "Fun experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and culture around the company

    Cons

    Years of management not knowing how to move the company forward

  8. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks, startup feel at large company

    Cons

    Needs more direction since the products are so spread out.


  9. "Too much churn and lack of focus / direction"

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had good talent, culture was good - people were nice to each other

    Cons

    - lacked focus / direction
    - too much executive departure


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology and engineers. Once it was seen as pioneer i technology innovation (Hadoop and other technologies came out of Yahoo)

    Cons

    Poor leadership (many CEO's). I have seen many CEO's running this company, they failed. Board also failed.

    Advice to Management

    no advice, they gave up already. I am hoping under Verizon, they may improve things...but its too late get back the glory days.