Yahoo Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
1,805 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing work culture, brilliant colleagues, short-sighted management

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work culture is superb. Lots of avenues for expressing creativity. Was quite open and transparent in the beginning (about 7 years ago). Learning and development department conducts good trainings on a multitude of things from hadoop to interviewing skills. Opportunities to grow were good till about 3 years back.

    Cons

    Teams are siloed. No one knows (or even wants to know) what other teams are doing. All-hands are insanely boring, more like mundane project status meetings. There was a time when the "snacks" during these all-hands was like a full-fledged buffet. It's now reduced to one cupcake or quiche.
    CEO talks of transparency, but there is hardly any. People are not involved in much decision making.
    There is no passion for the product or for the customer. It's all about delivery delivery and delivery.
    Tech Pulse has just become a show of strength now rather than a platform for innovation.
    It seems Bangalore center is trying too hard to show it's value to Sunnyvale.
    Senior leadership is little or absent. It's like a captainless boat swaying to the winds that blow from Sunnyvale.
    They try too hard to monetize everything, and all monetization is mostly about ads. No emphasis on products or user experience (UX has degraded from iteration to iteration).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise to CEO: Get rid of non-performing unnecessary managers and directors and VPs and SVPs. Not sure why so many levels are required here in India. Even with so many levels, its mostly the engineers running the show all the way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Constantly working on exciting projects

    Cons

    Constant layoffs are a drawback

  3.  

    Best Work Culture

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I left Y! two years ago. Heard that somethings changed since then. Hence be careful

    1)Awesome work culture, decent work
    2)Can learn a lot from colleagues since most of them are intelligent, hard working and very helpful in nature
    3)Flexible work timings
    4)Less internal politics
    5)Good Decent salary
    6)Lots of training sessions, extra curricular activities etc

    Cons

    1)Leadership isn't exact clear/visible
    2)RoadMaps aren't very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top Level Management should be more visible and should take more resposibility

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to learn lot of stuff

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good learning experience and lot of areas to work on.

    Cons

    Sometimes, lot of processes gets too heavy and stop you from delivering value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work like a startup, involve less processes and focus more on solving technical problems, and above all respect the employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best in class

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

    I have been working at Yahoo part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot to learn , global exposure

    Cons

    payscale relatively low, not good management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Its good

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

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    salary food environment career connection

    Cons

    competition politics pressure recession culture

  8.  

    Low-stress, low expectations workplace for young professionals; not so great for senior folks

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loads of employee perks; Yahoo pampers people

    Cons

    A whole lot of internal politics and cronyism mean that career growth isn't related to the value you bring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    best

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

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    is a big organisation having well maintained system"

    Cons

    Good work culture, Cooperative collegues, best guiding senior management"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  10.  

    Working at Yahoo

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

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great people with awesome knowledge and positve attitude
    -Deadlines not too demanding and known well ahead
    - Work is interesting

    Cons

    - Middle level management
    - Company lacks direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    awesome company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    they give very good food

    Cons

    It is very difficult to get KT

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