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Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 239 reviews)

  • Free food breakfast/lunch/dinner (in 333 reviews)

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  1. "Salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to for in the bay area.

    Cons

    One of the best companies to for, so no cons.


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

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    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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    • 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. "Program Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool environment, perks with employee events.

    Cons

    Poor middle management in the Operations organization. Leadership directive was poor and no career growth planning.


  6. "Culture is amazing and people are great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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:


  7. "Good place to work"

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    • 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.


  8. "It's still a good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Despite acquisition with Verizon, there's still a lot going on. Teams are doing what they can to maintain and deliver products.

    Cons

    Talented individuals are leaving but that opens up opportunities for others; however which can be challenging as individuals may at times feel as if they're stepping onto the proverbial frying pan.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your vital assets have been walking out the door. Need to proactively address and stem this flow.


  9. "It's the Yahoos That Make Yahoo"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked alongside the brightest and kindest people in my life.

    Cons

    Turbulence regarding the company's vision.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to grow your individual contributors.


  10. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    I worked with some really smart and wonderful people. Great perks - free food, benefits and more.

    Cons

    Things moved too slow with many bureaucratic processes.

    Advice to Management

    Create nimble process that can expedite product improvements.


  11. "SE at Yahoo"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work and food and nothing else

    Cons

    people , not so intelligent crowd any more


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