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Updated April 27, 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. "Company culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Very talented team. Freedom to work on projects of choice. Plenty of resources to get stuff done.

    Cons

    5 CEOs in 2 years, too many changes, team was a skeptical. Nothing worse than a talented team that's skeptical.


  2. "Career Growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Career growth, free meals, free phone

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and focus


  3. "good pay, low morale"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I came over to Yahoo via an acquisition and our team was relatively isolated for a while, but ultimately got integrated within the broader Yahoo org. The pay was good, there were lots of opportunities to work on interesting projects, and there were some smart and motivated people still there.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the majority of Yahoo employees seemed to have lost their drive and motivation, and I think it was a direct result of lack of inspiration and clear strategy from the top.

    Advice to Management

    It's a bit too late now, but a clearer product strategy, stronger confidence in the staff, and increased transparency would have gone a long way to help motivate the employees to perform at a higher level.


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  5. "Summer Intership"

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

    I worked at Yahoo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture is pretty good. Nice working environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is a bit noisy for working.


  6. "Yahoo is a fantastic place to work -- I highly recommend it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Integrative Marketing Communications Producer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Integrative Marketing Communications Producer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work -- they take very good care of their employees and the people who work there are smart, fun and fantastic!

    Cons

    I had no downsides except for I live in SF and Sunnyvale is a haul, even with the shuttle. And I had a bad manager experience there but it was handled professionally and kindly.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you!


  7. "Good old days"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Good infrastructure and tech stacks.
    Good benefits, nice co-workers, a lot of fun events and memories.

    Cons

    So many products being created and abandoned. Focus on core value?


  8. "Developer experience depends on operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Yahoo Software Dev Engineer Senior in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Tech Yahoo Software Dev Engineer Senior in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart developers there to do a good job not just fill a seat.
    Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Operations/sysadmins aren't respected nor staffed like they should be. Devs get sucked into operational issues far to often in some teams.

    Advice to Management

    Ops as first class citizens, staff ops appropriately based on the system and needs not at some "X ops per Y devs" ratio.


  9. "sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, great team spirit, good compensation

    Cons

    Political, laid back at times and clueless management team


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best technical and managerial environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most skilled fellow engineers
    Great incubator for bid data skills
    Supportive, balanced working environment

    Cons

    Constant corporate level uncertainty
    Corporate goals are erratic and muddled
    Sunnyvale corporate culture is poisonous
    Periodic layoffs


  11. "Customer Care Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Elmhurst, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Elmhurst, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Experience
    Flexible Hours
    Fun coworkers, training was really fun and easy.

    Cons

    Can't move up much from a call center, seen people who work there for two years and still the same.
    Night shift


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