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Updated Dec 16, 2018

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Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh
Arkady Volozh
348 Ratings
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  • "low salary and slow contributing process(in 26 reviews)

  • "Salary is small relative to western companies, still very competitive for Russia(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Best employer in Russia"

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    Current Employee - Senior Android Developer in Moscow
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smartest people works here. And a company gives them good salary, great medical insurance and a very interesting projects.

    Cons

    It is located mostly in Russia. And in some teams you have to work a lot and really hard

    Yandex2018-12-16
  2. "Best place to work in IT Russia"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yandex

    Pros

    Great office, interesting and challenging problems, awesome opportunities for personal and professional development

    Cons

    Salary is small relative to western companies, still very competitive for Russia

    Yandex2018-01-24
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    "The best IT company in Russia"

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

    I worked at Yandex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The incredible atmosphere in company allowing to feel comfortable and motivating for creating the best software. Flexible hours - Super comfortable office, free lunches and snacks, macbooks and free parking - Interesting and sophisticated projects. Very talented and skillfull people - Really competitive salaries and bonuses.

    Cons

    The only cons is coming from the Pros - sometimes you are not punished for not meeting deadlines and being too little in the office. Of course this highly depends on the project but some of them are too "carefree" and kind to the employee. Also there was the case of conflicts between management in Moscow and in SPb that was resolved in honor of Moscow ones only because they were friends of senior managers there.... This was unfair and resulted in firing of dozens of pretty skillful SPb managers and tech guys. Though in general this doesn't prove that there are inner problems in Yandex, it's still incredible and best IT company in Russia. P.s. I like the design of SPb office even more than Google's one in Tsurich and London :)

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    Yandex2016-04-26
  4. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good food, good snacks, interesting tasks. Lots of cool people to work with. Competitive salary, good bonuses, lots of career perspectives

    Cons

    The main con is that the company is located in Russia. Also it is a very big company, so you should expect some burocracy.

    Yandex2016-05-05
  5. "SRE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Male
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Support and develop platform. Monitoring servers and develop tools for monitoring.

    Cons

    It's the best place for work in Russia. It has good salary, good compensation and a lot of interesting people. The company helps me grow as a good and experienced dev.ops.

    Yandex2016-04-17
  6. "Good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Moscow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really good place if you like to work overtime. I mean, you may create new development tools, which will be integrated into company-wide infrastructure, help improve quality of company codebase, create new machine-learning toolchain that will be used in a search/advertisement/recommendation engine. And if things you create are really valuable and are in use by others, it will be noticed during performance review... and positively affect your career. It is also a good place to grow as a professional in both software engineering and machine learning, colleagues are open to exchange their knowledge with you and help you improve your skills.

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    Cons

    Since company is based in Russia, salary is paid in roubles and while it is high in Russia, it may be not enough if you want to regularly travel to Europe.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the ideas of your subordinates and search for new hard problems, that will keep them busy and thinking.

    Yandex2016-01-23
  7. "Probably best IT company in Russia"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Moscow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex full-time

    Pros

    - good technical experts, you can definitely learn something here as engineer - great salable infrastructure, launching new project never been so easy - you will get to work with the biggest companies in Russia

    Cons

    - average / weak product vision and management - low / no grow possibilities - only a few global projects, most of company work focused only on Russia

    Yandex2016-01-10
  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yandex full-time

    Pros

    colleagues, great tasks, culture, carrier opportunities

    Cons

    small salary, overall situation in Russia

    Yandex2015-11-17
  9. "Yandex is a place to be"

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    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Moscow
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Yandex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment at the work place, it feels like home there. It is possible to grow your career there, almost no barriers.

    Cons

    Although the salaries are competitive for Russia it's not a case for the US or Europe. If you like to work 9-5 it's not a place for you, I've seen people in office literally 24/7.

    Yandex2015-09-25
  10. "Yandex - Challenging & Full of Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Istanbul
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being part of a Russian high -tech company experiencing its first big move to Europe with Turkey brings challenges together with opportunities. Main Challenge is of course aiming to change Turkish people's perception, the way they use internet. This gives you a motivation that you are a part of a stn important and big. Since the company is full of young and talented people together with flexible working conditions... & environment, this provides that you can be also part of any project that you are eager to support and express your ideas.

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    Cons

    Since Russia is also experiencing being part of a multinational structure through Turkey for the first time, it can create some communication difficulties, either due to language or cultural differences. Still it is improving, we are get to know each other better.

    Advice to Management

    To overcome cultural differences , one Yandex idea can be built through close communication and more interaction btw countries.

    Yandex2015-08-12
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