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Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 259 reviews)

  • Free food: I mean all kind of healthy food you know (in 357 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfair quarterly reviews; Unbalanced work load (no work/life balance; Awful management (in 56 reviews)

  • Senior management is completely out of sync with teams on the front line (in 97 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture, great pay, free food.

    Cons

    No room for growth


  2. "Yahoo is a good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Ability to grow with the company
    - Always new opportunities to explore

    Cons

    - Management can be over the top with micro management

    Advice to Management

    - Chill out a little

  3. "3 years working full-time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good package, growing opportunity, atmosphere and culture

    Cons

    The former board was not clear what they want to do

    Advice to Management

    rethink the positioning


  4. "Hopeful for change post acqusition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation, people and perks.

    Cons

    Lack of support from management, 8 VP's in 4.5 years, company goals are a moving target, poor communication, no flexibility with working from home, grading scale lead to very negative environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together! This could be a fantastic company, you have all the right pieces.


  5. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best people, great culture, great benefits! Passionate people

    Cons

    Poor management, always worries about hiring from outside and not developing people within


  6. "Not as bad a place as it seems but constantly changing."

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can find a good team/org (read: good management) you can be quite happy and challenged...but that's rare.

    Cons

    Every 6 months it seems you have a new job with new goals and new directives and not related to anything you did in the last 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Think more strategically rather than panic and fast follow. Ask employees to think beyond v1 of anything they build or do.


  7. "Cool Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice offices in the Valley

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working here.

  8. "Best company ever"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great culture, leadership team might have directions which might not be 100% working, but they keep transparent communication, you work with great colleagues who are truly caring and fun. I love the fact that employees have a proper channel to provide their feedback about management team, actions are taken to make things better, there are a lot of flexibility and work life balance too. This place is simply awesome!

    Cons

    layoffs come often, although people are trying to take it positively, so be prepared if you have a role that might get easily eliminated

    Advice to Management

    continue all the great stuff you leaders are doing, bring back the YERR yearly employee survey so that individuals voice could be heard again.


  9. "Lacking diversity at senior level"

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Free food
    -Fun and well-funded Summer and Christmas parties
    -You get your own brand new mac and IPhone
    -Great expense account if you work in Sales
    -High energy atmosphere which is refreshing compared to other office jobs
    -Good emphasis on training and skill development . Lots of workshops to attend if you have the time.

    Cons

    -Serious lack of female or BME managers at senior level or even middle management.Apart from the odd token female pretty much all the managers are part of the 'old boys club' and are seriously lacking in technical knowledge.
    -Multiple rounds of redundancies after the merger with AOL.Many great managers have been let go whilst many dinosaurs have been kept on.
    -Far too many outdated products , should pick a couple and specialise . This means that products are often mid-sold out of confusion.
    -Pay is very sub-par compared to the likes of Facebook and Google etc.

    Advice to Management

    It's 2017, talented female and/or BME employees are going to leave if they see zero diversity at the top.


  10. "Great but frustrating at times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    great work-life balance and culture

    Cons

    Management outside of the US have no power


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