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Updated February 24, 2017
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 234 reviews)

  • Great atmosphere free food free drinks great pay (in 320 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Always under continuous pressure, no clear future, management is the worst, firing happens randomly"

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

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    free food, fun environment sometimes.

    Cons

    no job security, firing happens always and usually, for no clear reason, has many jerks on senior positions and in management. managers are liars.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great to work but no job security"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Awesome experience, great work culture, amazing perks. You will learn a lot here and learn a lot about where you want to grow as an employee of any company.

    Cons

    Its a very unstable work environment. Layoffs happen constantly and then they end up re-hiring for the jobs they layed everyone off for. Theres very little communication as to why and how you were chosen for layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about the changes in the company, dont give us parts to piece together and to "read between the lines" Instead of each employee being just a number, really look into who each employee is. Listen to your low level managers. They are your real eyes and ears as to who is excelling and who is not. Whatever you think is happening in groups 99% of the time is false.


  3. "Overall good experience"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good support from management and possibility to grow in company and/or field. Easy access to numerous people with exceptional knowledge.

    Cons

    The news is not the kindest to Yahoo and its recent ups and downs....but I guess bad news is what sells these days.

    Advice to Management

    At least with regards with the management that I come in contact with, I would say keep doing what you are doing.


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  5. "Mixed feeling"

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

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed working environment. Very nice campus/ facility, pretty good gym offers lots of free class. You can also play basketball or sand volleyball, overall one of the best company campus out there.

    Cons

    Had lots of tech debt accumulated over the years. Does not pay well compare to other big companies.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A good company that has lost it's way."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extensive training, company provided iPhone/Galaxy, free breakfast & lunch, free snacks, company events, travel opportunities, competitive pay, will open the door to future career opportunities, great on your resume.

    Cons

    Unstable company overall, poor c-level leadership, poor communication through ranks, no overall identity or common company goals.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, get everyone on the same page, and maybe you would have had success instead of having to sell to Verizon.


  7. "Regional VP"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great and smart people focused on delivering value to customers

    Cons

    Continued change in leadership made it difficult to get things done

    Advice to Management

    Narrow your focus on solutions that provide the greatest value to your customers


  8. "Sr tech yahoo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant engineers, free food, get your hands on whatever technology you like! Purple power.

    Cons

    Y! Specific, sometimes you're not part of the cool clique club in which case your career suffers

    Advice to Management

    Should be interesting to see how Verizon weeds out non performing middle management. Executives have golden parachutes, YAy!


  9. "Ad Tech"

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Worked with a small team that was very cooperative.

    Cons

    It's Yahoo. Lots of layoffs


  10. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good culture and technology. It is a good place for learning

    Cons

    low salary and stock, other is fine.


  11. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality of people that work here.

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunities and internal obstacles.



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