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Updated April 20, 2018
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 266 reviews)

  • Free food: I mean all kind of healthy food you know (in 362 reviews)

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  1. "I love Yahoo"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    * Yahoo Brand
    * Opportunity to work with great talent
    * Employee Growth
    * Great Culture
    * Employee Perks

    Cons

    * Constant Top Management shuffle
     * More Frequent shift in company's focus and direction


  2. "Yahoo"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Commute, culture, people, innovation, verizon

    Cons

    Verizon, mixed strategy, inadequate 401K contributions

  3. "Category Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Category Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Category Sales Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Filled with talented, hardworking, fun people dedicated to making a difference

    Cons

    Challenging to thrive when there is constant leadership shake up and inferior products due to misguided strategy

    Advice to Management

    Now part of Verizon they should focus on core content sites (HP, Sports, News, Finance) and as quickly as possible integrate fully with Verizon platform and OWN mobile and data story


  4. "Was a great place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of positive, nice coworkers. Some groups really wanted to make a difference.

    Cons

    Business model in decline is causing a lot of political fights and thrashing on the mid-level management.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to Verizon.


  5. "SW Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    good, very nice, clean,open,nice, awesome

    Cons

    heavy work, work load, chill, bad


  6. "Solid all around"

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Not as 'legacy' as you may have been led to believe. Depending on the org, things move quickly and management has a pretty good idea of what's going on.

    Cons

    the bottom 10%, eliminating remote work

    Advice to Management

    Solicit more input from engineers and tech leads


  7. "Solid place to work full-time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Worked at Yahoo for 5 years and everyone I've worked with and for has been incredibly supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    Not much in the cons department for me.

  8. "A great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Yahoo was a great place to work, not sure how it is now that it's part of Verizon, but there were so many smart people who worked there and I was part of many great teams.

    Cons

    A little bit of a fraternity at times, but so is all of Silicon Valley.

    Advice to Management

    Try to preserve some of what made Yahoo great even though you've been acquired.


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and perks are best in industry. Generous pay packages.
    Lot of internal opportunities

    Cons

    Very unstable. Lot of changes in management.
    Employee career management is not taken seriously. Senior management enjoying absolute powers
    Less respect for engineers

    Advice to Management

    Protect engineers. Give them a chance to grow and innovate.
    Engineers are not slaves of Engineering managers or Product managers


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Everything went downhill when Verizon acquisition was announced"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Payout at the end. Free food. Great perks.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of job, organization, team. Too much politics at higher management levels.


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