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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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- "you get to work with (sometimtes) great people and hours are very flexible." (in 671 reviews)
- "Good benefits (great for mums)" (in 468 reviews)
- "covid the culture and atmosphere was great but not anymore I guess" (in 353 reviews)
- "Generally work life balance at Yahoo! is good except for 20 percent of the jobs." (in 288 reviews)
- "free food and resources" (in 279 reviews)
- "management is poor" (in 258 reviews)
- "Frequent Org changes and Layoffs" (in 177 reviews)
- "Management structure is pretty dysfunctional: there are simply too many managers that seem to drag any decision making and planning out for too long." (in 120 reviews)
- "Strategy is not always clear and senior leadership does not consistently drive towards a unified focus." (in 109 reviews)
- "Lack of vision by the upper management" (in 77 reviews)
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- 2.0Nov 29, 2023Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
- Interesting projects, especially with the company's age. - Can be a fine work environment.
- On-call rotations are difficult. No reduction in responsibilities or increase in compensation while on-call. - Shaky management. Frequently uses fear of layoffs as a strategy to motivate employees. - Higher ups make a big show of mental health and time off being important, while making no actual effort to support employees trying to utilize such resources. - Abusive senior coworkers. Hazing is common. - Infrequent check-ins / support for employees to surface issues. - "Anonymous" feedback will be read in front of teams and org - Compensation isn't that great when factoring burnt on unrealistic responsibilities. - Micromangement & code surveillance tools are being introduced to score engineers based off of git metrics.
- 2.0Nov 14, 2023Director, SalesFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsNew York, NY
Pays extremely well, good work life balance. Managers are very hands off.
No career opportunities unless you're white and in the CEO's boys club. New owner has been trying to downsize the company at every opportunity. Terminated the SSP globally for majority of publishers, terminated native product and investment handed it over to Taboola. Closed most of our global offices that took decades to grow, sold/selling Asian business, completely dissolved LATAM business. The only Ads business left is the DSP and that is also due to be sold or terminated as new owner has little interest in running global ad business. There are almost no backfills for anyone who leaves or laid off - product and engineering teams have been completely annihilated compared to 1 year ago.
- 2.0Oct 18, 2023Senior ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Reasonable work-life balance, decent benefits + pay, remote work flexibility
CEO is personable but is very hands off and simply delegates decision making to GMs, no overarching vision or strategy. Company merely exists to keep Apollo and its investors happy, at the expense of employees, culture, morale, ESG ambitions, etc. The AdTech arm in particular is treated like the awkward stepchild and is neglected by the wider organization. Non-stop waves of layoffs despite being told that being privately owned makes the company more insulated from market headwinds. Sadly, ESG and diversity goals are all fluff and no substance.3
- 5.0Nov 27, 2023Technical Implementation SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsDulles, VA
Excellent benefits, 401k matching, perks, remote, smart and collaborative people
Long interview process, continuous layoffs
- 4.0Nov 1, 2023Senior Technica Project ManagerFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsAshburn, VA
Engineers are sharp. Great to work with. Middle managers are very good. Benefits are excellent. Products (Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Mail) are well known. Company making big investments in moving infrastructure to the cloud.
Apollo- a private equity firm - acquired Yahoo in 2021. The deal marked the fastest ever return on investment for Apollo. Despite this, they are still cutting employees and products in 2023/2024. Not a good place to work if you are looking for stability. Lots of employees are worried about their jobs.
- 4.0Nov 16, 2023SW EngineerFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsChampaign, IL
The Champaign site had a great group of people that work really well together.
Decisions at CTO level took too long to make.
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Yahoo has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 6,063 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at Yahoo to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
76% of Yahoo employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Yahoo 4.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.