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Updated September 25, 2017
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 251 reviews)

  • Free food: I mean all kind of healthy food you know (in 348 reviews)

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  1. "Data Analyst VI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, culture,commute,benefits, fun events

    Cons

    not much of any issue that was apparent


  2. "Engineering velocity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Small teams with focused development
    - Product and Engineering managers act as glue between teams for larger projects
    - Engineering manager has two distinct roles: Project Manager & Talent Manager. Employees reporting to a manager may not work on the same project of his/her manager. Forces culture of building on the success of others and engages people manager to help employees to grow.

    Cons

    - Bad business
    - CEO removed cash/stock incentives while took big payouts

    Advice to Management

    - Should have created the right incentive payout for the CEO using targets

  3. "writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great editors
    work remotely
    daily budget
    catered daily lunches

    Cons

    constant rumblings about changes
    some editors never gave feedback


  4. "Senior Director, Business Development"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its an awesome culture and great name to pitch.

    Cons

    Figure out the talent and develop them.

    Advice to Management

    Know your talent


  5. "Post MM - More of a review of Oath"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People there were awesome and worked together real well. The culture was great!

    Cons

    Leadership - The new leadership is clueless
    Growth - upward mobility is difficult if you dont politic. Hard work does not speak, yes men do.


  6. "i love it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Team Member in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great salaries
    great food
    coworker

    Cons

    people
    i dont like the stress
    likes

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  7. "DevOps Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Give time to engineers to improve their professional skills.
    Collaboration cross teams.
    Autonomous
    Hackaton
    Free food: I mean all kind of healthy food you know
    Free fitness
    Great performance management

    Cons

    Can't work remote.
    Old technology and complex legacy systems made in yahoo
    Conflicting culture values: old school vs new school.
    Cheapest rate I have seen for a such complex system architecture

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Strong engineering culture but crappy product"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strong engineering culture
    - IC4+ are definitely smart
    - Generous comp package
    - Great benefits/perks. Insurance is top of the line. Free food. Generous PTO.
    - Verizon discounts

    Cons

    - Conservative lifers are still here resting & vesting, taking control of higher level technology decisions.
    - PMs are weak, no product breakthrough.
    - Petty politics

    Advice to Management

    Lay off the lifers, get new people with fresh ideas in.


  9. "where is it going""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, recognized name, variety of work

    Cons

    management, red tape, lack of forward thinking

    Advice to Management

    stop wasting money


  10. "Search Marketing Expert"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Search Marketing Specialist in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Search Marketing Specialist in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    rewarded for performance
    great pay and benefits

    Cons

    layoffs
    people fail upwards
    high workload
    limited staff in each area
    shift bids


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