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- "you get to work with (sometimtes) great people and hours are very flexible." (in 666 reviews)
- "Good benefits (great for mums)" (in 458 reviews)
- "covid the culture and atmosphere was great but not anymore I guess" (in 337 reviews)
- "Generally work life balance at Yahoo! is good except for 20 percent of the jobs." (in 288 reviews)
- "free food and resources" (in 279 reviews)
- "management is poor" (in 256 reviews)
- "Frequent reorganizations and layoffs" (in 175 reviews)
- "Management structure is pretty dysfunctional: there are simply too many managers that seem to drag any decision making and planning out for too long." (in 120 reviews)
- "Strategy is not always clear and senior leadership does not consistently drive towards a unified focus." (in 110 reviews)
- "Lack of vision by the upper management" (in 75 reviews)
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- 5.0Nov 9, 2022Technical RecruiterCurrent Contractor, less than 1 yearWashington, DC
Great people Very stable and lots of growth opportunity Interesting and fun work
Work life balance is ok but would be better with more resources A lot of process improvement needed in some areas
- 3.0Jul 24, 2015Senior Product ManagerFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsSunnyvale, CA
The people are intelligent, driven, and humble. The strategy is clear, but it probably won't move the needle much given the size of the company and the shifts in the advertising industry. The company is unlikely to build or buy a breakthrough product in the next few years, but it's a pleasant enough place to work.
There is still high turnover. There is a tendency toward hiring youth and work life balance was starting to disappear. Performance is stack ranked and struck many as unfair.1
- 4.0May 8, 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSunnyvale, CA
Worked on a great team that was very proud of our product. Compensation was fair and so was the work / life balance although there were a lot of late night calls.
Too much turn over in exec team. It was almost impossible to deliver on a corporate objective before the priorities had changed. Lot's of technical debt - at least at the time - made it challenging to innovate.1
- 4.0Jan 5, 2020IT ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsLos Angeles, CA
Great pay and friendly work environment. The overall work life balance offered allows employees with kids to take the time needed to deal with appointment. The option to work from home was offered and allowed to me to have a flexible schedule. Free lunch and special events were awesome.
Lack of Direction and vision from Senior management . Layoff occur frequently.
- 3.0Nov 19, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Hard to beat health benefits and 401k, casual dress, free food. Great training for new college grads who need to learn skills and build a resume. Travel opportunities.
Low pay and lots of paperwork. A lot of cheerleading sessions. A lot of indoctrination and company rah rah brainwashing. Narrow minded managers who've never worked at a better or differently managed company, many of whom have never worked at any other company period, so honestly probably just don't know any better. Too much time by just about everyone on self promotion, often based on inaccurate or outright false data. Desperate managers so afraid to leave their cozy nest that they generate ridiculous efforts just to toot their own horn, with little or no regards for the actual financial or humane value. Lack of work life balance except for those either skilled in deception or too workaholic to need an outside life. Coworkers so eager to please they'll go along with any harebrained management request at the drop of a hat.8
- 5.0Jan 23, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
good people, great focus... lots of perks and career opportunities. Work life balance depending on your role and responsibilities but a strong effort is made to find balance accordingly.
shifting priorities and the quarterly review process -as last implemented- were distracting and at times frustrating, regardless of performance. Even when performing with high ratings, the constant need to deliver quarterly reviews eats up a good 1/3rd of every quarter.2
- 3.0Dec 24, 2014Senior Engineering ManagerCurrent EmployeeSunnyvale, CA
Good benefits for employees in terms of food and beverages. Food has a good variety and has some sections that is always there available for anyone whom has more picky choices. Beverages include good types of coffee that is made on the spot as well as organic vegetable and fruit juice. Some recent leadership and acquisitions seem to be able to boost the company morale. Great work/life balance as no one or team seems to be overstressed about completing certain challenging project.
Stack ranked system makes engineers focus less on the work at hand and think too much into politics and peers around. Promotion system is flawed and sometimes isn't based on performance which makes employees very frustrated even when they worked their butts off and unable to get the right rewards. Good work/life balance sometimes is a a con too. Some people in some team really doesn't seem to work as hard as they should be. This sucks for the company as a whole as we are paying a lot of money to every employee but their output isn't that dedicated.5
- 3.0Dec 6, 2022Associate Account ManagerFormer Employee
Was able to gain skills working in the corporate environment
Very high expectations compared to the level of work required and not a lot of work/life balance.
- 4.0May 21, 2014Ad Ops SpecialistCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
I have been working at Yahoo! for nearly a year now in online advertising and it feels like years regarding all the knowledge and experience I have acquired so far. It is a fast paced environment and we are challenged on daily basis. Our management gives us complete responsibility dealing with partners and clients. It is very challenging, we might work overtime from time to time to meet deadlines but the culture and work environment helps to overcome these challenges. work life balance mostly depends on your way to manage your workload and also on the challenges we might face sometimes. In a few words: Great people, great culture, fast pace environment,flexibility, team work
it will be great to have a better view on career progression for new hires. And also more recognition on the work provided.
- 2.0Mar 4, 2010Senior Systems EngineerCurrent EmployeeSanta Clara, CA
Generally work life balance at Yahoo! is good except for 20 percent of the jobs. You get good exposure to applications running at very high load.
Low salary, low hikes, low bonuses and at 20 percent of the jobs horrible work life balance. Is frankly a 3rd tier company i think, Not even second tier.