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Updated September 14, 2016
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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. "Interesting times ahead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Should be plenty of opportunities since they sold to Verizon.

    Cons

    Will be challenging to merge with AOL.


  2. "Could be so good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products to work on and people to work with. When things are going well you can really enjoy your time there.

    Cons

    Too many changes of direction and missed opportunities. Top management need to make up their mind about what or who they want to be.


  3. "tough time for the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Partner Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    start up spirit
    experienced individuals
    good locations

    Cons

    instability of the company
    lack of focus
    internal opportunities

    Advice to Management

    appreciate employees


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  5. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great people, free food, iphones, macs good work - life balance.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of company strategy, terrible processes.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good on CV, do not stay long like I did"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Categorization Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Categorization Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Yahoo (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great technology (especially for techies)
    You'll learn a lot
    Generally lovely people
    Looks good on CV

    Cons

    Problems at higher levels of management
    No job security
    Irrelevant products, tired brand
    Especially bleak outlook for non-techie roles

    Advice to Management

    Sell it off - nothing remains anyway of the good old iconic Yahoo post Marissa...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Jack of all trades, master of none"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Yahoo employ some of the best people in the industry. You will learn a lot from your colleagues and co-workers in your team and others.
    When Yahoo believe in a project, they will put the appropriate resources behind it.
    Excellent package from low-high level. Free breakfast, lunch and dinner (dinner at HQ only).

    Cons

    Very high attrition. Lack of direction behind one particular product. Nobody will ever understand exactly what your company does when you say you work at Yahoo.

    Advice to Management

    Alter the QPR process. It's damaging for team morale, especially when managers are forced to down-rate their reports.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Yahoo London"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, some interesting tech, great London engineering team

    Cons

    London engineering team all made redundant
    Free food was awful.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the politics
    Stop stack ranking and QPRs. The do not foster collaboration.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed feelings"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is very premium so all the staff have access to the latest technology to work, including great laptops and smartphones. They are also very transparent with global live streaming of the CEO's updates every week and the benefits are great (including free breakfast and free lunch every day)

    Cons

    There is no international strategy whatsover, so outside the US is a big mess, with people being hired and fired all the time. You can be there for 15 years or 3 months and you can be fired just like that, there is no security. The QPR process is also extremely though and unfair and if you get too bad results in one year you are automatically fired. The communication outside the US is extremely bad.

    Advice to Management

    International matters and employees are not only numbers


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, perks, decent people, but lacking direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    - Pay, bonus and share scheme were all very competitive
    - Good perks - excellent free canteen, holiday purchase, company phones etc
    - Good travel opportunities
    - In a large office of >250 people, an impressive lack of unpleasant people - generally a friendly place to work

    Cons

    - There is an atmosphere of slow decline - despite efforts to come up with new products and offering, numbers aren't significantly improving and this does reflect on the mood
    - Relatively frequent redundancies
    - It feels like markets outside of the US are always an afterthought, and generally have to wait in order to get new products and offerings
    - Strategy seems to change focus often


  11. "Lots of interesting work and able to connect to many organisations across locations."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting and buzzing ... Love the work, and the fact that we impact users. Good compensation, free food (which is very nice) and phone.

    Cons

    Uncertainty as we never know what comes the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the at time too much uncertainty.



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