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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company. Wonderful employees. Awful leadership.

    May 16, 2012 -  in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Pros

    Yahoo treats it's employees with an enormous amount of respect and goes out of its way to try to do what's right for its employees. The positive values and culture within the company are a reflection of the values of it's co-founders.

    Cons

    The worst part about working at Yahoo! is it's poor senior management, lack of vision, and the power struggles that happen between internal groups due to the silos within the company. These elements take a significant toll on employees and contributes to the low morale and frustration within the company.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Opportunity to work with smart people but poor top management

    May 9, 2018 - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Pros

    You get the opportunity to work with very smart and talented people at a large company with room to grow. As with any large company, a lot depends on the team you are on. I was fortunate to be on a great team that was managed like a startup within the larger company.

    Cons

    I was at Yahoo! for 5 years. At the start things were great but the culture took a dive in the last year. This was in large part due to the fact that management encouraged internal competition causing employees to withhold ideas and information in fear others would steal the idea to reap credit. In addition, we had to deal with large egos at the top, often resulting in poor product decision. Yahoo became a top-down organization that in many ways stifled innovation and creative products.

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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    getting much worse

    Dec 13, 2014 - Software Engineer 
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    Pros

    good compensation and benefits free food

    Cons

    Very bad, unprofessional management that only play politics to survive; Quarterly performance review (QPR) system gives unlimited power to management to do whatever they want with engineers; Unrealistic QPR goals that impossible to achieve gives management full freedom to put any QPR score based on manager personal decision; Up to 5% hidden layoffs by performance due to QPR score every quarter without severance package; Lots of great engineers have been fired by “performance” just because of managers wanted to get rid of inconvenient people; Due to bell curve inside team (low 5% should go every quarter) there is no team work at all. Nobody shares any knowledge and help; No work/life balance; Culture is good for new college grads and interns but very bad for senior engineers with knowledge and experience; So if you are senior engineer please stay away from this company. You will not be appreciated and rewarded;

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    The buyouts were a harmonisation bore

    Apr 20, 2022 - Benefits Manager 
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    Pros

    The original AOL culture was what I loved about the company and the people that are still there are awesome.

    Cons

    The constant buyouts and revolving doors of who was in charge became tiring.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great spririt

    Nov 23, 2018 - Account Manager in Paris
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    Pros

    The internal culture is one of the strongest I have ever experienced and it was great.

    Cons

    Not much, but this is now part of a much bigger consortium that has nothing to do with what I experienced.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Nice company

    Jun 5, 2015 - Search Marketing in Hong Kong
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    Pros

    Friendly and cozy working culture Comprehensive on board training Nice path for career development

    Cons

    Not easy to get paid increment

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company with bad leadership

    Aug 1, 2022 - Production Engineer in Lockport, NY
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    Pros

    People are nice in here and helpful sometimes, pre-covid the culture and atmosphere was great but not anymore I guess

    Cons

    Pay is not as great as other big tech companies

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Still not a bad place to work and has potential in the future

    Oct 2, 2008 - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Pros

    If you have a good manager who allows you to do your job, you can contribute to and build some exciting products. Perks and benefits are pretty good as well.

    Cons

    Sr management is slow to make decisions and managers constantly switch priorities to the hot topic of the day. The culture has become very risk adverse so prototyping or releasing beta products are incredibly difficult to do.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Service Engineer

    Nov 7, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    the culture is very vibrant and transparent

    Cons

    moving at a very high speed

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Overall a decent experience

    Sep 19, 2014 - Media Buyer in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Pros

    Yahoo provided educational classes such a Xcel, word, PPT to improve in your skill set and make your every day work more efficient. The main campus had great food at a subsidised price. The variety of fitness classes was also great. Moving positions internally was always possible and preferred than hiring outside, which is is pro if you are already apart of Yahoo. They also take on people who are changing career paths

    Cons

    Too much red tape causing slow transitions with everything. Culture is strongly dependent on the department/ team you are on as Yahoo has too many silos. Management is ok. Opportunities to transfer to international opportunities is dependent on your role, Yahoo budget cuts, and Yahoo layoffs. I managed to avoid 6 layoffs d