Yahoo Reviews

Updated 15 October, 2014
Updated 15 October, 2014
1,795 Reviews
3.6
1,795 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance (in 153 reviews)

  • There are some smart people there and its great to work with (in 137 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google (in 32 reviews)

  • Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes (in 78 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, exciting projects, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Large company, lots of hoops to jump through sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ad Operations in Sydney, NS
    Former Employee - Ad Operations in Sydney, NS

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great and there's lots of freedom to work on what interests you. I particularly enjoyed Hack days

    Cons

    pay could be better but the benefits make it worth it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worked as Software developer at Yahoo!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation. Work was reasonable as a new hire freshly out of university. They have a good mentoring program and good tech talks to gain knowledge of other teams' work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the teams lack direction. Work gets boring or monotonous after a while (depending on the team). It does not seem easy to switch teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better management of teams and work to be done

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work environment where you get to work on pretty cool stuff

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Great people, easy to work with and exchange ideas
    Great office environment

    Cons

    Like a lot of big global companies you need to have meetings/calls with people in multiple timezones which can be logistically challenging

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Absolutely the most fulfilling experience I have had

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    - They reward high performance very well
    - Co-workers are very talented and knowledgeably, so I was always learning from them. Because getting a job at Yahoo is tough (Used to be that 1 job given per 100 resumes), the quality of people here is of high caliber.
    - Possibility to work with multiple teams, so you can work on more than one project at the same time and keep life interesting
    - Career growth and goals are taken seriously, I moved on from Software engineering to Research position gradually
    - Competitive perks and salary
    - Fun informal environment

    Cons

    - Media coverage of the company since 2008, The inside reality of the company is completely different from how its portraid in the media.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Meh

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    It's Yahoo! so it was fun and the people we're cool.

    Cons

    Management wasn't keeping up with the trends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat and stop killing off brands that are working e.g. Delicious.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's had its highs and lows

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Great people, direct managers are typically very supportive.

    Cons

    Constant turnover. I dont have a lot of faith in top management.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Limited micromanaging, very results oriented, casual atmosphere, growing at a time of industry retraction, good work/life flexibility in terms of letting you work from home, provides forum to express your ideas and sometimes execute on them

    Cons

    A young staff and sometimes the inexperience shows, including in leadership; average to below par pension; unclear opportunities to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on results and transparency works well, but continued support and feedback always needed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's a huge corporation with a lot to learn, but you may have to put up w/ a lot of nonsense.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    It's a well-known company. It's a huge company with great career development. You are ok to move between teams.

    Cons

    It's a big company without much process. It's a company based in the United States; hence, it's very US-centric.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage w/ the grass-root working bees to understand how life is as individual contributor. Don't assume you know everything.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Finance Analyst, Intern

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst, Intern in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst, Intern in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Yahoo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture great
    People are really open to providing learning environment
    Tangible work being done
    Free Everything!

    Cons

    Company future uncertain
    No real vertical growth within company
    HR is really incompetent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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