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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company, great people but poorly run

    Oct 16, 2019 - Business Development 
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    Pros

    Perks are great, people are really nice and good reputation in market which makes day to day discussions easier

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of overall overarching strategy has lead to Yahoo being slow to the post on several things.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    The company overall is a great place to work for, despite the short sightedness of its executives and board of directors

    Apr 6, 2012 -  in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    some really smart colleagues, very good compensation and excellent health care package, relax atmosphere, work / life balance

    Cons

    senior management and executives continue to make mistakes after mistakes...they never seem to learn. it's hard to work for a company that you know is not going to go anywhere...

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Good engineers, terrible management

    Jan 5, 2009 - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Pros

    Great engineers and a good place to start your career. Engineers are friendly and can be fun as long as you're not in the management ranks.

    Cons

    Horrible management, senior management does not do anything despite feedback about bad management. All the losers were kept and the good people were laid off. Employee morale is at all time low. Having worked for a long time at Yahoo! and having had several managers, I can see that there's been a drastic change over the last 2 years. The management has only gotten from bad to beyond help.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Best perks and bad work culture

    May 20, 2016 -  in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Hire good talents, take care of employees/contractor very well (worked at PayPal, Apple and none of them are even close to Yahoo), good food, work is good

    Cons

    Some of the directors are very pushy, too much of pressure, hire people who are talented but not emotionally intelligent and they are really rude. This attitude is ignored by leaders since they themselves are very rude. The management is more concerned about performance and don't care about people growing together. People are more concerned about their own growth.

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  6. 1.0
    Current Employee

    It's OK

    Apr 4, 2009 - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Yahoo provides a lot of challenging work. There is variety in the tasks we do and projects we work on. The people I work with are, for the most part, very professional and reliable. Management in my area is responsive and very supportive when it comes to helping us navigate the wider organization. The campus has a lot to offer and is a pleasant place to be. Our management is very progressive about using the latest tools, gives us training regularly, and provides us with support services that many companies no longer offer.

    Cons

    At Yahoo, we work very hard. There are few lulls in the action. It is hard to get time off. Most people are overloaded, and in this economy, we are unfortunately not hiring. There is a constant stream of action items coming in every day of the week. While this can be good, as it is not boring, the stress level is high. In addition, recently some of the "perks" were taken away, things that made working at Yahoo fun like snacks and drinks. Plus, they ended 401K matching and suspended raises. Since I was already earning less at Yahoo than I was at my previous job, this doesn't make me terribly happy.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Yahoo! Good place to work in, but management needs improvement!!

    Jun 12, 2008 - Technical Lead QA in Bangalore
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The work environment is the best and good for innovation and work. Work environment is kept open and the management takes are of being open and of a joyful nature. The career oppurtunity in Yahoo! is tremendous, if we look at th way we are growing in certain areas. This develops a good environment, as personal growth is also given time for the individual. Compensation and perks are also great, we have facilities like pick and drop from the home and also a work from home culture, which lets us do our personal work, if required. Recognition in the form of awards is also a good way to check the progress of the person. Top management recognizes you for good work done, when it does proliferate up from the leads and the manager.

    Cons

    Communication between the teams and a rising insecurity within the members of what will happen. The environment induces a feeling of well being and gives us time to innovate and relax, the only problem being that due to the realse cycles being too short and not enough staff trained to keep up with the same, it tends to become a place where the innovation is stifled. Only some whose projects are not active make the innovation. While the rest of the people are given away to obscurity. This is a practise which makes the people feel that they are not actually working on what they wish to and make them dull. Instead of being productive, they start to become unproductive in the short run itself. Awards have started getting too politically motivated and go to those who know how to market themselves and not to the exact deserving candidates. Due to the influx required to fill places, we have started lowering the standards at which we choose candidates. This should not be done anytime, as it will start getting more undeserving candidates, who are more interested in the perks rather than the work.

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  8. 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
    Recommend
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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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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Broken Leadership

    Aug 24, 2021 - Technical Lead 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good people who try their best and are users who want to see their products succeed.

    Cons

    Waterfall management where no one is cooperating and everything is a battle royale to get anything accomplished. The demand is that all employees work at extreme hours

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Okay if you can roll with the punches

    Mar 31, 2015 - Search Editor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Creative smart coworkers, exciting work.

    Cons

    I stayed around longer than some CEOs. Dislike Marissa Meyers and her WFH thing was using a blunt tool to fix a more subtle management problem.

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Fantastic individual contributors, terrible management

    Jun 11, 2008 - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very smart, talented and capable employees. Opportunity to learn how to be effective despite a not-so-perfect organization. Laid back atmosphere with plenty of resources. Good work-life balance if you join the right group. Some great managers to learn from and be mentored under.

    Cons

    Terrible, arrogant and incompetent management. Great managers get demoralized and defeated by the pattern of bad management at Yahoo and leave. Lower level employees too become disillusioned by either seeing their work go in vain or a lack of direction from senior management. Mediocre morale and constant feeling of being 'second-rate'. Vague and meaningless mission statement that evokes more confusion than anything else.

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