Yahoo
3.4 of 5 1,597 reviews
www.yahoo.com Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

Yahoo Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.4 1,597 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

(396 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance"
    in 138 reviews
  • "Good place to work to learn cutting edge technologies and to work with brilliant and smart people"
    in 122 reviews
Cons:
  • "Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes"
    in 77 reviews
  • "Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google"
    in 25 reviews
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Great place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Yahoo full-time

ProsSmart people, exciting projects, good work-life balance

ConsLarge company, lots of hoops to jump through sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Ad Operations (Former Employee)
Sydney, NS

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

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

Conspay could be better but the benefits make it worth it

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worked as Software developer at Yahoo!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Yahoo full-time

ProsGood 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.

ConsSometimes 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 Senior Managementbetter management of teams and work to be done

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Yahoo

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Absolutely the most fulfilling experience I have had

Research Engineer (Former Employee)
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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Meh

Accounts Executive (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Yahoo

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

ConsManagement wasn't keeping up with the trends.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut the fat and stop killing off brands that are working e.g. Delicious.

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It's had its highs and lows

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Yahoo

ProsGreat people, direct managers are typically very supportive.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A decent place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New Toronto, ON

I have been working at Yahoo

ProsLimited 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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on results and transparency works well, but continued support and feedback always needed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Technical Yahoo (Current Employee)

I have been working at Yahoo

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

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

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

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Growth company in an exciting and growing industry

Senior Manager, Data Insights (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsFlexible hours, relaxing working environment, collaboration among different teams, competitive compensation package, free food and many employee perks, innovative and creative.

ConsLoss of focus in some areas, slow execution, evaluation and reward process not so effective, engineering instead of product driven.

Advice to Senior ManagementFlatten the hierarchy structure, so communication become easier and more effective. Focus more on execution. Give more support to product managers. Have better alignment among different organization units.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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