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Yandex Reviews

Updated Dec 17, 2019

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4.3
90%
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99%
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Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh
Arkady Volozh
356 Ratings
  1. "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
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Review Title"

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    Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex

    Pros

    One of several companies on the Earth that solves complicated problems on a large scale. Yandex has it's own data analysis school and a computer science department in a university. Complicated problems for those who like it and less complicated for those who don't :) You can easily know what happens in other departments using internal forum. Great work/life balance, flexible working hours. The best company I have worked yet.

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    Cons

    It's not easy to work outside of Russia.

    Yandex2015-05-23
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Software Engineer in Moscow
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yandex

    Pros

    * Interesting projects * Very smart people * Low bureaucracy levels

    Cons

    * Low salary compared to what you can get in US/UK or even smaller IT companies in Moscow * Perks are very limited compared to what you can get at Google or other big IT companies * Relocation opportunities only within Russia (e.g. doesn't allow relocation to the Berlin office)

    Advice to Management

    You should spend more money on people who work for you. I know that conditions are very good, compared to other companies in Russia, but if you want to compete with Global IT companies, there's still much work to do.

    Yandex2015-04-28
  4. "No longer startup"

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    I have been working at Yandex

    Pros

    Free coffee, cookies and such

    Cons

    No real cons for russia

    Yandex2015-03-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best employers in Russia"

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere because of highly qualified co-workers. Possibilities for switching between many interesting projects (and the actual chance to affect the Russian Internet). Flexible working hours. Huge free parking lot for employeers (in the center of Moscow).

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for remote working. The main offices are located in Russia.

    Yandex2015-02-05
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Istanbul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are helpful and resourceful. Company lets you travel to Moscow once or twice and that is nice. Actually that might be the only nice thing that they provide to Turkish employees.

    Cons

    Company does not provide enough HR support to its workers so when you have a problem you have to deal with it yourself and since you cannot solve it on your own, you are left with your problem. They do not care if you are happy or not, they do not pay if you work extra hours and if those extra hours are even more than hundreds of hours it is still the same. HR is absolutely horrible. C levels are the ones that this company cares only. They do not pay you enough, they do not provide any social motivational events for the employees, they use the statements on your contract to put you down and they even fire people in tricky ways. This company is a failure in Turkey and has to go back to Russia asap!

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    Advice to Management

    Just go back to Russia because you do not care your employees in Turkey. You only care about your wallet and it is ugly.

    Yandex2014-10-02
  7. "The Best IT company in Russia"

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    Current Employee - Front-End Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company. Many bonus programs(free cell-phones) and compеnsations (food, it-conferences).

    Cons

    Career opportunities are not the key part. Offices only in Russia and ex-USSR republics...

    Yandex2013-11-14
  8. "Software Engineer in Computer Linguistics department"

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

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

    Pros

    Really interesting problems, nearly no pressure from managers. Food compensation for nearby cafes and medical insurance (usually a choice of two insurance companies). Very friendly atmosphere and very smart people. No fixed work hours.

    Cons

    Salary is rather low on average, comparing to other large IT companies in Russia. Also some policies change in rather unpredictable way.

    Advice to Management

    Food compensation is simply not enough due to inflation.

    Yandex2012-09-17
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