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  • Work/life balance (almost no extra working hours need) (in 243 reviews)

  • Free food breakfast/lunch/dinner (in 343 reviews)

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  1. "too much red tape"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people
    good location
    free food
    good commission
    Flexible
    Nice office
    Free drinks
    beer trolly on friday
    Good salary

    Cons

    Bad management
    bad communication
    Bad basic salary
    lots of red tape
    no progression
    decision takes months to be made
    Bad reviewing process
    Managers have faviorites
    bad culture

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with staff
    Stop the lies
    Stop hiding behind what the US does
    Listen to staff
    Very bad management all around
    HR constantly gossip
    Bad internal HR team
    No leadership whatsoever
    No compassion


  2. Helpful (1)

    "sinking ship - board at risk of redundancy in few months"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free food and the usual perks
    office location
    people (depending on team)

    Cons

    no clear vision or focus at top level, a lot of management jargon, noise and experiments going on for years now
    frequent layoffs constantly hurting morale of existing employees
    0 job security for new recruits

    Advice to Management

    sell the business instead of doing more damage

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible place to work!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    look good on CV for next job(hopefully)
    Food is alright

    Cons

    Absolutely no career development, your idea will not be listened, if you are an engineer, be prepared to be a code monkey.
    No strategy at all.

    Advice to Management

    Yahoo London engineering team is really not competitive, due to the poor management. The senior director should leave.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Yahoo! needs to be bought to survive long term."

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool and exciting brand, globally recognised

    Cons

    Disorganised, doesnt make timely business decisions. Management team are going no where fast

    Advice to Management

    Do the deal with Microsoft


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Review of an evil"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company benefits, plenty of holidays, laid back work atmosphere and dress code, great location in central London, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Incompetent management at all levels, lack of planning, very poor work ethics at all levels, very poor communication, having to work for a company that betrays free speech by helping the chinese government to emprison pro-democratic journalists, a company making huge profits through its active support of the shark finning industry (Yahoo! owns 40% of alibaba.com), a cruel and barbaric activity banned in many countries but not illegal in China, which has lead of the slaughter of over 90% of all sharks in the last 30 years, putting many shark species on the list of endangered species.

    Advice to Management

    take a course in ethics. define your values and stick to them!


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