Yahoo Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
1,751 Reviews

3.6
1,751 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • There are some smart people there and its great to work with (in 131 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 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to learn lot of stuff

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    Former Employee - Tech Lead  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for 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
  2.  

    Working at Yahoo

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    best

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    is a big organisation having well maintained system"

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Yahoo

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    great enviroment. well known. company values work a lot. great learning experience

    Cons

    competitive environment. need to get work done on time.

  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Very employee friendly policies
    Good focus on mobile, cutting edge tech adoption
    Supports open source development
    Good personal growth
    Team culture is great. You will really like working here

    Cons

    Daunting appraisal process
    Near term focus vs long term vision
    Reduced focus on doing core work outside Sunnyvale
    You may be working on different projects in different quarters. Not great if you love stability/focussing on just one thing for long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even more mobile focus
    Focus on long term initiatives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Unstable

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No cap on sick leaves,no dress code,fun activities once in a while.

    Cons

    The unstable nature of the company has everyone worrying about their future.As a contractor,you are safe.Do a good job and take the pay and go home.The moment you become a Full Time Employee...the timer starts.In the name of 'Performance',you can be thrown out of the job at any moment.No matter how much you slog,you break your back,screw up your health,exceed the targets set,in the end,you will get a crappy rating and made to look like you messed up.There is a lot of crap going on with the management and you'll never understand the logic behind throwing talented people out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the secrecy and the 'inspirational' speeches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It really feels like the biggest start up. Love the culture, work and people at Yahoo.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Analyst
    Current Employee - Creative Analyst

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture, Environment and the option to collaborate. They give you apt opportunities to work on projects that add value to the process.

    Cons

    Compensation and growth opportunities.
    Compensation is pretty bad compared to industry standards.
    The option to grow has diminished over time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Yahoo US - latest technologies, great product, good work culture
    Yahoo Bangalore- no pros

    Cons

    Yahoo Bangalore development center is dying. Almost all Product development works already moved or are moving back to US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Yahoo's Bangalore center is a gas chamber (This review is only for Bangalore center)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer (Ic4)  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer (Ic4) in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    1. Use to have an excellent culture
    2. Amazing perks and pay
    3. Excellent quality of work

    Cons

    1. Higher layer is tight lipped about future of Bangalore center. Leaders at Bangalore have no clue about the future. Massive exodus of people from Bangalore center (either to the US or outside). Many talented folks have left the company to other companies in Bangalore. With the remaining beaten down, low-in-moral and tired people death of Bangalore center seems imminent.
    2. Performance Evaluation is done quarterly. This has created a lot of pressure among peers to outsmart others. Very unhealthy competition. In the wake when there is no meaningful work, people fight like dogs to take credit for what ever meager gets delivered from Bangalore
    3. Salary hikes and promotions have not happened for 70% of the people at Bangalore this year. Clear sign by management that "We don't want you. Please leave"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be clear. If you don't want to keep the Bangalore center or just have it for support services to run during non-business hours of USA then please come out in the open and announce. Creating a situation that forces people to leave is not a sign of good leadership. You don't have to pay severance. People will graciously leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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