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Yahoo Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 244 reviews)

  • Free food breakfast/lunch/dinner (in 339 reviews)

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  1. "Work Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Still an awesome place to work

    Cons

    Frequent reorgs and with Verizon merger hope this halts now


  2. "Very nice intern experience"

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    Former Intern - Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo as an intern

    Pros

    Very good research & working environment; free lunch and dinner; very considerate and friendly manager; high compensations; good work and life balance.

    Cons

    Unknown situations in Yahoo-Verison transition period.

  3. "Senior Oracle Database Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits like free food and good Culture

    Cons

    Salary is not as per Market


  4. "Best tech in digital media space"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company had many once very popular products during its glorious days such as mail, netflix, etc, and it owned the systems like DSP, SSP, and Ad Exchange platform to serve Yahoo O&O banner, video, native, search and mobile ads. All those products were built on top of latest technology stack. You would never be short of the opportunities of learning and mastering new frameworks, and/or tools because they were kept revising in every few years.

    Cons

    Since Yahoo was merged with AOL, its new management team would certainly bring its own style and culture. Only time can tell.


  5. "Time to move on"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    + Some teams have brilliant engineers
    + I have not seen managers/tech leads imposing a particular methodology

    Cons

    - Stack ranked rating kills creativity and productivity
    - Middle management doesn't have a clue about the business


  6. "Good Culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always have big impact when you join in

    Cons

    There is not much stock and the job is not very stable.


  7. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo as an intern

    Pros

    Good place to work!!!! Had a great time

    Cons

    Please eliminate people who are more interested in politics than work

  8. "Great Place!"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awsome perks and benefits, tough and challenging problems to solve.

    Cons

    Some teams are not that great, and can sometimes have lots of politics

    Advice to Management

    Remove the politics, focus on employees and giving them the freedom to work on things!


  9. "Fun But Distracting"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, free transportation, free gym, more free stuff.

    Cons

    If you come to Yahoo! by shuttle, you're pretty much stuck on campus. If you're trying to write code, it means dealing with constant conversations, bright colors, visual distractions, being crammed in with lots of people in an open office plan, no acoustic controls in the building design, and lots of mandatory fun. There is no escape. The net result is that is difficult to concentrate and stay focused. It is not the sort of environment that allows me to do my best work, which is a shame because there's a lot of work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Put up some partitions to dampen the noise, spread people out more, and establish some basic etiquette regarding noise. Seating people according to role would help too,


  10. "Senior Product Manager"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Timing
    Free food, gym
    flexible vacations
    good pool of talent
    free phone/reimbursements

    Cons

    limited growth
    communication with manager is no so transparent
    very difficult to apply and get tuition reimbursements

    Advice to Management

    employee career growth


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