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Updated April 30, 2017
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 238 reviews)

  • Free food breakfast/lunch/dinner (in 327 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome and Awful- 2 sides of this coin"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    1.Employee Benefits, work culture
    2.Pay scale- Top of class in some cases
    3.Multiple Job/function/domain exposure
    4.Divine Brand name,
    5.Amazing work environment- At times you will never get to meet such talent and processes any where else ever in your career.
    6. Yahoo!- Most of our generations first internet love .

    Cons

    1.Too much focus on investor/large shareholder interests. May be for obvious reasons, but leads to very short term, immediate -thinking only.
    2.Historical Business/product mis- management/lack of focus haunts..hopefully not beyond the acquisition.
    3.Zero/almost negligible focus on New age growing markets/Businesses.
    4.Large brand name bring s with it a sense of in security amongst employees,it is extremely intense in some cases, thereby breeding putrid team players/team managers/leaders.

    Advice to Management

    1.Business Clarity & Customer (Internal & external) Focus.
    2.'penny wise- pound foolish- focus on the pound foolish part more.


  2. "great learning environment, company lacks business success"

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

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

    Pros

    Yahoo has a relatively diverse set of consumer internet products (content, mail, search, social network) with long histories and varying degrees of success so you will learn a lot about strategies / practices / ideas which succeed and fail.

    Cons

    Company lacks success in the market.


  3. "Good Company to Work for"

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

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Perks, fun to work at, fast paces environment

    Cons

    Uncertainty around future state. Too many organizational changes.

    Advice to Management

    Provide felling of security to talent. There is too much attrition.


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  5. "Support Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 perks and benefits. Co-workers are generally great people and really care about each other. The company really does value their employees and shows it with company events and outreach.

    Cons

    As with any large-scale company, it can often take months to get any projects off the ground.


  6. "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
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    The culture at Yahoo! is amazing. Although the work is fast paced and abundant, you can set aside downtime during the day to unwind. This is the kind of work environment that appreciates the well being of their employees.

    Cons

    Because Yahoo and the department i work in is so positive, many employees have been here for up to and in many cases more than 10 years. Upward mobility is a bit difficult.

    Advice to Management

    There's not much to say or to advise my management. They're quite wonderful. I wish i had something that i could offer as a sort of wisdom, but they're all fairly spectacular.


  7. "Massive Turnover on Management Roles"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - People
    - Environment
    - Conditions
    - International
    - Travel

    Cons

    - Hard to promote
    - Constant change of Goals
    - Turnovers on the board


  8. "Culture is amazing and people are great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, good technologies , free food and shuttles and onsite perks . Managers really are trained well to engage their employees and provide mentorship. They are also pretty hands-on. Looks like moving internally is pretty easy given you have good contacts and make a good impression. Other benefits like tuition reimbursement, internal tools training, onsite farmers market, gym and paid laundry facilities are pretty good. The Starbucks like free coffee bars and the juice bars are awesome. Basically , this company makes me feel that I'm valuable to them. They have pretty good health insurance and 401k match.

    Cons

    No cons so far. May be how the benefits and reporting structure will change post Verizon take over is one of the anticipated con:


  9. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - lots of good talent around
    - hot technologies used
    - very good perks, free food, stocked kitchen

    Cons

    - bad management
    - no clear strategy for the company

    Advice to Management

    Please dont just blame engineers for the not delivering. Pay attention to other dependencies like Product managers, external teams.


  10. "Great culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enough of benefits, great culture, open communication, load to keep motivated. enoght budget for team building activities, food, transport, insurance, beautiful workplace

    Cons

    No clarity on work, lengthy process, no one to take onus or track. Management is busy with meetings


  11. "account director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    great enviroment with peers and managers

    Cons

    lot of burocracy to get invoices every month


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