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Yahoo Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
1,842 Reviews
3.6
1,842 Reviews
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    SSE

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    work life balance
    free food
    free cabs
    very flexible
    good culture

    Cons

    politics
    time management
    mental stress
    lot of politics
    frequent changes

  2.  

    Yahoo!

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance with exciting work

    Cons

    Ever-changing management strategies are a big put off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more stable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An Awesome workplace

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

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

    Pros

    Yahoo is an awesome work place who really care about their people and grow them on job via appropriate L & D program. Yahoo's reward and recognition system is phenomenal. And if you are smart, hard worker and putting the best effort, you don't need ask for your reward. It is well recognised.

    It is one of the best technology company and pool of talent.

    Cons

    I can't think of one cons for this org.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Good business, quality of work

    Cons

    Not many, it faced some challenges with its business, but management is strong

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing work culture, brilliant colleagues, short-sighted management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  7.  

    Nice place to learn but anything can happen at any time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Lot of smart people to work with, too good in using latest technologies.

    Cons

    Very less salary compare to market, based on rating only layoff is possible no promotion or hike is considered on rating. Layoffs have not been consistent in performance. Lot of uncertainty at work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either scrap the rating system or if want to consider then consider it properly not only for layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Best Work Culture

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    • 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

  10.  

    Its good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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

  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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