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Yahoo Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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. Helpful (2)

    Golden cage where innovation dies

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work-life balance at least before Marissa Mayer. Good salary, even compared with Google. Good perks: food, insurance and other.

    Cons

    Innovation is killed by politics. Especially in EMEA, management is cursed: no one ever succeeded in leading the region. Layoffs are a yearly appointment, bringing stress into the office. In EMEA career opportunities are rare.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Strong developers, some very clever people in the ranks, but poor leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Android Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Android Engineer in London, England

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is great in the London office, there's good opportunity for professional growth including encouragement to go to many conferences and to experiment with new technologies and ideas, and some great perks. Many of the developers are incredibly smart.

    Cons

    The company is focused around the head office in California, to the point where they can't imagine anyone contributing from outside. And there's a very heavy-handed technical leadership who try to micromanage every process of all teams.

    Advice to Management

    Give people the freedom to use the best tools for them to do their job, not the best tools for Yahoo's leadership. If you have to force people to use something, look at why people resist so much and consider if that product really is going to help them do their job. If you need all employees to dogfood something, to the point where you can't cope with the level of feedback, then something is very wrong in that product's development process.

    Also be aware that most of the technical talent in the world isn't in Silicon Valley and maybe doesn't want to go there - having a lot of financial and emotional investment in other development offices in other regions, or even allowing people to work from home, would be a massive benefit to Yahoo.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Yahoo? Didn't know what it wants to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in London, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working, good work environment, casual and fun. Working at yahoo was like being back at university, casual, lots of change and evolution

    Cons

    Lack of strategic vision--Yahoo doesn't know what it wants to be. The culture isn't united, it's the sum of all the businesses which make it up, so it's hard to relate.

    Advice to Management

    Share your strategic vision with the staff, ensure that everyone knows what role they have to play in executing that vision.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic environment, but not always empowered to make decisions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic atmosphere, great and smart people to work with, great are to work in.

    Cons

    As a subsidiairy of a US company, you are not always empowered to make impactful decisions from offices outside of the US.

  6. Helpful (5)

    Bad atmosphere, everyone is leaving

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

    I worked at Yahoo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food and iPhones is a bonus

    Cons

    Morale is at an all time low.

  7. Fantastic technical team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer in London, England

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

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

    Pros

    If you love chocolate, you would probably want to work in a chocolate factory. Well if you like technologies, you certainly want to work for Yahoo!

    Cons

    No product vision, just cost cutting.

    Advice to Management

    You are a media company, kust accept it.

  8. UK office - Great company, good atmosphere, BAD MANAGEMENT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - London I T in London, England
    Current Intern - London I T in London, England

    I have been working at Yahoo as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic working environment, great people to work with, fun atmosphere and a good work/life balance, with good benefits and perks

    Cons

    Bad management, disorganised, no structure and lack of support for staff. Lots of bureaucracy, red tape, hard to get anything done as the U.S govern most of the UK policies. Bad communication from the top tier management. Management don't support or encourage their staff. Don't understand or allow staff to embrace the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor and review your staff to ensure they are providing the right support for their staff. As when I was employed,

  9. Marketing Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great environment to work in the UK

    Cons

    slow changes comparing to other companies in the sector

    Advice to Management

    catch up witht he market

  10. Great workplace

    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Fantatstic environment. Good culture. Smart people. Lovely feel

    Cons

    Too fast paced. sometimes not very strategic. not a great team to execute

    Advice to Management

    N.A

  11. Good company, Not so good management

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Yahoo is full of talents and hard workers, great ideas are shared daily in the offices. The culture and the possibilities are great and this is the right moment for Yahoo.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, absurd policies, processes are old and bureaucratic. Things don't move due to office politics. Most of the people with innovative ideas receives constant cease and desist from peers in other regions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your middle management does.

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