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Updated August 9, 2017
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 243 reviews)

  • Free food breakfast/lunch/dinner (in 343 reviews)

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  1. "Data analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, and most people are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    not many learning opportunities there

    Advice to Management

    provide opportunities for career growth


  2. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Engineering orientation.
    Great perks, especially the food and drink.

    Cons

    Terrible or non-existent business strategy.
    Elitist upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out who Yahoo is and who it is not.

  3. "Yahoo Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and lots of events.

    Cons

    Middle management isn't great.


  4. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great people!! Great brand, everyone wants Yahoo to succeed.

    Cons

    Some not so great people. Contentious work environment. Misguided business direction.


  5. "Senior Oracle Database Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits like free food and good Culture

    Cons

    Salary is not as per Market


  6. "A solid 6 out of 10"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, perks and benefits and some really great people!

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, incompetent managers, constant re-orgs and layoffs, failed acquisitions and no clear path for a turnaround


  7. "Financial Analyst"

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    people, culture, perks, work life balance

    Cons

    company drowned in uncertainty, lack of transparency from upper management (VPs, Chiefs), no clear direction for future

  8. "Time to move on"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Some teams have brilliant engineers
    + I have not seen managers/tech leads imposing a particular methodology

    Cons

    - Stack ranked rating kills creativity and productivity
    - Middle management doesn't have a clue about the business


  9. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Food, time, workloads, utility, food

    Cons

    Future, future, future, future, future


  10. "It was great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great perks, great people, great offices

    Cons

    Little vision, roadblocks constantly internally, always layoffs


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