Yahoo Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance (in 158 reviews)

  • Lot of smart people to work with, too good in using latest technologies (in 139 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance beginning to shift toward Google (in 34 reviews)

  • Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Director / Senior Engineering manager with 19+ of IT experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Product Company, Employee friendly, Continuous improvement, Benefits, Technical challenges, Increase in Mobile based development, Weekly FYI from CEO, Quarterly Goals, CI/CD/Automation etc..

    Cons

    Quarterly Ratings, Ongoing Layoffs, Not good prospects and growth for location other than Sunnyvale, USA

  2. Principal Engg

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Place to work, lots of challenges which helps you to achieve more.

    Cons

    Bad system that impacts your salary

    Advice to Management

    stop using coahed system

  3. Good, Exciting, FunPlace, LearnPlace!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome Work-Culture, Approachable People, Great Facilities and Overall a fantastic Work-environment!

    Cons

    Technology Lag, Instability, Lack of Innovation and Opportunities to explore outside of Work-Domain.

    Advice to Management

    Please Keep the Company for what it was founded for, Encourage innovations!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Tech lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible timings and great exposure to work on large scale production engg.

    Cons

    Too much mismanagement at mid level

  6. Yahoo SDC, great innovation center, with lot of product development, ideations etc..,recently changed into operations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good comp. & benefits - free food (good quality), gym, medical insurances, educational reimbursements (yearly) and others.
    A lot of technology to work with. Freedom to work on any interesting tech.
    Hack days, Technical training etc..
    Work life balance is given due respect & fun working with great talented people.

    Cons

    QPR - quarterly performance review attached to the rewards & then push backs on deserved recognitions, has killed the innovative and collaborative culture.
    non-smart hires, delayed hires, untimely priorities, lack of trust at executive management level, job insecurity has ruined the place.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to maintain the center in Bangalore, give the executives/center heads the freedom to run the show and have them report to higher up in the chain close to or directly to CEO. The reporting to a L3 or L4 in the chain itself shows, you don't have an interest to maintain a center and looses the employees trust in upper management.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Bangalore

    I worked at Yahoo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic from learning, earning and all around development.

    Work culture is great and you find genius techie in all the area.

    Cons

    Poor higher Management, layoff, changing CEO and changing strategy sucked.

  8. yahoo review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Highly tech, informal across and good time to learn

    Cons

    Bucket profile and causes stagnation

  9. Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are really good! Food, phones, computers,etc..the whole deal!

    Cons

    Leadership can get in the way of progress some times

    Advice to Management

    Process efficiency and communication needs to be improved

  10. Helpful (1)

    Amazing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Display Analyst in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Display Analyst in Bangalore

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Freedom to chose projects
    - Merit based everything (No Biases)
    - Work - Life balance
    - Great people

    Cons

    - Brand has taken a hit over the years
    - Senior management seems lost sometimes

    Advice to Management

    - Keep it simple

  11. Great opportunities, Great work culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture is fantastic
    WFH policy depends on your manager (by large its quite flexible)
    Gives you the opportunity to pick up and innovate in your free time - Build on leadership skills
    Very very employee friendly

    Cons

    Lot of organizational changes in the past and in the present , impact career growth
    Shifting between teams is a tedious task

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