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Yandex Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Dec 24, 2019

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4.5
86%
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100%
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Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh
Arkady Volozh
15 Ratings
  1. "One of the best employers in Russia"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moscow
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation on senior levels, nice Google-like offices

    Cons

    Legacy and in-house tech, unhealthy levels of office politics.

    Yandex2019-12-25
  2. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best engineering problems, great team, good salary.

    Cons

    It is difficult as there are lots of talented people. It's not a downside, it's rather a consequence of Yandex being a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on track.

    Yandex2019-10-09
  3. "Yandex Market Labs"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moscow
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yandex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary, nice office, free meals, annual benefits, experienced and very smart colleagues. The rule of thumb is 'keep your code/architecture as simple as possible '.

    Cons

    Tough deadlines, high stuff turnover => quite unstable code, week-long call on duty including resolving night incidents. You should be really healthy to work for Y.Market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, people! Stay alive!

    Yandex2019-06-21
  4. "Good place to work. Well-known company in Russia."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nizhniy Novgorod
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yandex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice working places. Pretty offices. Good people in teams. Food compensation.

    Cons

    No so much cons. Everything is ok.

    Yandex2019-04-08
  5. "Cool place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moscow
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Interesting projects 2. Smart people 3. Great office

    Cons

    Can't think of any, it's almost ideal

    Yandex2019-02-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Tons of opportunities for vigorous engineers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Yekaterinburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Yandex makes a lot of awesome things — self-driving cars, voice assistant, music streaming service, taxi aggregator, and many more. Demand for the qualified engineers is extremely high, and you can advance the career path pretty fast, given you have Math/CS background. It's possible (but not exactly encouraged) to switch projects, so you will never be bored.

    Cons

    In order to thrive at Yandex, you should have at least one of these qualities. Better all three. 1. Be a brilliant engineer. 2. Be proactive and healthy. 3. Work in the Moscow office. So if you are an average programmer, do not want to attract attention, and work in a regional office, you will gather nothing but dust.

    Yandex2018-12-20
  7. "Good for students"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moscow
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - smart colleagues - nice office - free lunch - mortgage for employes

    Cons

    - low salaries and bonuses - work overtime - bad management - hard to grow your skills

    Yandex2019-01-04
  8. "Yandex is a good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nizhniy Novgorod
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Possibility to learn something new Interesting projects (but you should be lucky to come to such one)

    Cons

    There are many projects that are very boring (as mine).

    Yandex2018-05-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "You should work here"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moscow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging problems. Great office and cantine. Vivid changing environment, no corporate swamps. 24hours office. No problems with vacations — can take them anytime, just notify in advance. Yandex contributes in hottest technologies — C++, catboost, Lego/BEM. The products of the company are very well known and deserve proudness for them.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is hard to sleep for 8 hours, too much work. It is partly a matter of self time-management, but many colleagues are concerned. Very little good documentation inside. Sometimes over-aggressive product marketing makes me sorry for that, I can't explain it to my relatives. Some management decisions are hard to reason about, but that is common in large corporations.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to work-life balance of employees.

    Yandex2018-04-08
  10. "Shortly about Yandex"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moscow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Fast moving technological company with great ambitions - Very friendly and comfortable atmosphere

    Cons

    - too much invented-here technologies for the company of that size

    Advice to Management

    Think about moving from Moscow, You gonna miss best of you employees.

    Yandex2017-08-14
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