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Updated June 18, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need)" (in 269 reviews)

  • "Free food: I mean all kind of healthy food you know" (in 364 reviews)

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  1. "Best Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible culture. Strong Alumni Network. Big Mission.

    Cons

    Became too political. Intoxicated by the board short term focus on stock price

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term customer value & invest in talent


  2. "Fun and Exciting...While It Lasted"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture, exciting products, management transparency

    Cons

    Since the last CEO left, the overall company excitement went down. Difficult to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Consider revamping and building on existing products instead of creating new ones from scratch.

  3. "Great place!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, coworkers, room for growth and personal development

    Cons

    Lot of changes, tons of turnover


  4. "Director Global Shared Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Shared Services in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director Shared Services in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a fun and engaging place to work, full of great people and the work/life balance was as much as one could ask for.

    Cons

    Constantly trying to do more with less

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting the good fight. It's a great product that means a lot to a lot of people and I hope the umbrella (and reach) of Verizon gives you a chance to get back to the mountain top


  5. "Best company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, provides fair chances to improve your career

    Cons

    Top heavy, race to impress someone you don't even work with to get a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Doing well, keep going to make the Oath an awesome company.


  6. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The food is free and good. The environment and atmosphere is great. Not stuffy and serious.

    Cons

    Management is very junior and clueless on today's industry technology. All of the tech stacks are siloed making it difficult to truly know the health of the business. There are a lot of older employees there that do not embrace change very well. Most of the employees there are just holding on to a job and not producing much of anything. Their systems are custom built by engineers that wouldn't be very beneficial at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully the CEO will make a huge difference by cleaning out the old technology and people and start fresh.


  7. "Keep alert, keep adapting, and you can go far."

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

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

    Pros

    - Immense reach, your work will have an impact on people
    - Friendly, intelligent coworkers with a good sense of work/life balance
    - You wil meet so many people who will work in many other companies, its great for networking, so long as you are competent and friendly.

    Cons

    - Architectural debt.
    - The winds shift from executives a lot, which I guess a pro, if you're willing to keep your head on a swivel

    Advice to Management

    Institute a policy of fewer meetings.

  8. "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was working there for a long time and really enjoyed the team spirit

    Cons

    The last years the company was managed by an unexperienced CEO


  9. "Sr Storage Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Storage Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Storage Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, Wonderfull talented people, working. Opportunity work on latest technologies.

    Cons

    Lack of vision


  10. Helpful (3)

    "toxic environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lunch is really great. Campus is good.

    Cons

    Hardworking engineers are constantly bullied by incompetent engineering managers, project managers, etc. Meetings over and over, and expect things happen magically. You can expect to get help from your managers. If you work there long enough, you are able to make friends with other people, that is the best route.

    Advice to Management

    It's not difficult to tell who are those bad apples. but why bother, right?


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