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Updated October 15, 2017
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 260 reviews)

  • Free food: I mean all kind of healthy food you know (in 360 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of resources and stifling bureucracy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They were competitive on pay, level and the free food is great! Various shuttles to CalTrain and elsewhere also came in very handy.

    Cons

    I came from Google where you can run a job on 1000s of cores, no questions asked, to Yahoo where you got up 5 wimpy virtual machines... Then there were the early morning standups and status reports. Finally, everything seemed to be in a flux, with projects cancelled and arrogant acqui-hires - it wasn't quite clear what I should be working on.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in infrastructure. You can't compete with Google without servers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Racism on the job"

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

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

    Pros

    OK salary for Bay Area

    Cons

    Very racist environment. Indians team on anyone who isn't indian. They also hire majority indians and do not accept anyone else because of race. That is illegal.

    Advice to Management

    Racism has to go. It's unacceptable, and detrimental to not just your company but society

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Yahoo Future Doesn't look so bright .... or does it ?"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not very hard working env. If that what you looking for, More play and have fun than actually doing any work, Free food, Everyone gain ~10 pounds the first year here.

    Cons

    Not very diversified work environment . 60% Indian decent, 30% Asian, 10% White.
    Most people are 'followers' - like to be told what to do and wait for someone to tell them and manage them.

    Slacker environment, no one work very hard, Games and events every day can not imagine much work gets done when there is company. Wide event half the day and the rest of the day people eat and drink like it was not end,

    Talking about free food, I get turned off by seeing all this people bringing home food in food containers, just because it's free food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) it doesn't mean you need to stack your containers and bring home to you hole family the feed them!

    Advice to Management

    Yahoo has struggle to find out what to go from here....
    Marissa Meyer was brought in but didn't know what to do either
    All now innovation at yahoo was accrued by acquire startups like Flickr Flurry Tumblr Brightroll etc, not created by Yahoo, Same goes for Broadcast (Mark Cuban / Shark Tank) sold his sport media streaming company to yahoo for 5 billon and now Yahoo sold itself for 4.3 billion !! Yahoo got a management refresh 80% of management purged out and new executives brought it by AOL (Owned by Verizon) Yet to see what this new company Oath will do with Yahoo. For starters 2100 people was fired when the Verizion deal was closed recently and that wasn't good for morale but that's what happens when you turn over they keys and the CEO takes the golden parachute and leaves the company in the dust .....


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Yahoo in Hillsboro OR is going downhill due to local leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and free food

    Cons

    Most employees and managers in Hillsboro, OR don't have college degrees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  5. "SE at Yahoo"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work and food and nothing else

    Cons

    people , not so intelligent crowd any more


  6. "software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    famous company, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    bad manager, bad company culture

    Advice to Management

    focus on your employee, not your boss


  7. "Maddening Inconsistency"

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

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

    Pros

    There are some very nice people working at Yahoo - below the VP or Senior Director level

    Cons

    Completely inconsistent about everything from the way people are treated and compensated to performance reviews to products being given budget or shuttered. There is literally no logic at all. At the VP and above level there appears to be a strategy based on rolling dice.

    Advice to Management

    All of you quit and make room for people with any training at all.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Inconherent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free culture, very active employees.

    Cons

    Disoriented business, corrupt and incompetent management.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the corrupt and incompetent managers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Free gourmet coffee, one of the few South Bay companies in the consumer Internet space,

    Cons

    Archaic, very political, no strategy or direction, management shuffled every 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Get some smart top management who knows where the puck is headed, and build some good products


  10. "Customer Service"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lavista, NE
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lavista, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked the free lunches, snacks and drinks. Yahoo had decent benefits.

    Cons

    Yahoo recruiters misled me about the position. They left our that we were required to work until 10pm during the week and that we would be required to work weekends and holidays. They embellished the responsibilities of the job, when all I was doing was resetting passwords all day. The Manager was rude & could cared less about the female staff. The Manager inappropriately flirted with many of the male staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on the LaVista office


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