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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Overall a good place to work for.

    Jan 3, 2011 -  
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It is a very resourceful company. You will have lots of chance to learn lots of different technologies. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    There is no clear leadership in senior management. The company has been through a few rounds of layoff and reorganization.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Salary issues

    Oct 30, 2015 - Search Editor in Bangalore
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and inclusive management

    Cons

    poor salary package and no effort from the team managers or HR to make an effort to give a proper hike to the employees. A layoff process twice a year is high probability

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Mass layoff should be called Mass layoffs.

    Feb 2, 2015 -  in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Paid well to start.... - Big Brand Name looks good on resume - Lots of travel, and big company resources - Nice company perks (until they're taken away) - Didn't meet anyone who wasn't a nice person. -Culture was 100% fantastic!

    Cons

    - The New QPR rating systems was implemented to cut the workforce in half without calling it a mass layoff. - Teams that need additional headcount could not fill positions based on HR regulations. Then the position was just cut. - Your Job security is based on the VP(s) ability to fight/secure revenue for their teams. - Talented people are penalized for working with other talented people due the metrics of the QPR system.

    6 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Fun, for a bit

    Dec 12, 2013 - Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    cool people, interesting scaling problems, Fun Parties. Still have many friends from there to this day. Its good for a big company.

    Cons

    Constant treat of layoff. Low pay, benefits were ok. Re-org, re-org, re-org. Too many bosses, not enough workers. Older technology.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Decent wlb. Could be better

    Apr 18, 2022 - Software Engineer 2 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance People are very nice

    Cons

    No future Constant layoff rumors Salary below par

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  7. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Sep 11, 2012 - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    + strong connection with teammates and colleges + Very efficient company. Great software system foundation (easy to deploy your work) + Lots of resources and easy express your self to top level + Go Foosball plus free food

    Cons

    - Lose lots of engineers in the most recent layoff - Not enough emphasis on Research area

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee

    It was a job at an old company caring more about outdated ideas than changing the world.

    Dec 4, 2011 -  in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are smart people that work there. The free shwag is somtimes nifty and fun. Octoberfest. Some interesting products and tools to work with.

    Cons

    4 layoffs in 4 years (and more to come). $30ish stock options that were never worth it. Despite layoffs there are incompetent teams (team of 10 working for 2 years did what 1 competent person could do in 6 months (no exaggeration there)). Apparently you ant fire someone outside of a layoff unless you have a years with of screw ups as evidence. Poor decisions by upper management and execs. More leaks than a boat made of Swiss cheese. Constantly reinventing the wheel except that the wheel they always make is square and they never learn. Several teams working to reinvent the same wheel at the same time and don't communicate.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jan 12, 2016 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on the latest technologies Flexibility Good Learning Curve Awesome benefits and employee care

    Cons

    QPR and Layoff Rumours add to the stress levels

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Oct 18, 2009 - QA Manager 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work opportunities Learning opportunities Great teams Good work environment

    Cons

    Too much of org changes: In last one year there have been two layoff rounds. While it almost halved tthe management levels, it was also very stressful on the employees. It has hurt the employee morale

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  11. 2.0
    Current Employee

    The hole is just too deep to dig out by yourself.

    Feb 7, 2012 -  in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working on petabytes of data. Free coffee Good company recognition outside of North America. By and large, friendly staff and non competitive culture. (read collaborative).

    Cons

    Leaks. Non stop leaks. You find out more about the company from AllthingsD then you do from your management. The word 'Yahoo' is used as the antonym of 'Google' in North America. Large number of 'obstructionist' long time Y! employees. These are the ones that have mastered the art of doing as little as possible while looking busy. Most are waiting for that all elusive layoff package or for their green card to be approved. More red tape then your local government. Their idea of automation is to manually push twice a week. Wide and i mean wide technology stack. 1 department can have mind numbing number of technical solutions for the same problem.

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