Yahoo
3.4 of 5 1,597 reviews
www.yahoo.com Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

Yahoo Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.4 1,597 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

(396 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible schedule that leads to a good work-life balance"
    in 133 reviews
  • "Good place to work to learn cutting edge technologies and to work with brilliant and smart people"
    in 116 reviews
Cons:
  • "Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes"
    in 76 reviews
  • "too many to share here but most importantly the lack of direction the company is going"
    in 22 reviews
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Positive direction

Research Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsWork hard play hard, positive momentum in an industry of rapid change, love working with the people. Slowly becoming more like Google.

ConsSlowly becoming more like Google.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to roll out global products faster.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Yahoo part-time

Prosgreat company great future and stable income.
plus very good manager

Consnot very creative, working hour too long

Advice to Senior Managementmore creative way of managing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to grow in

Senior Web Developer (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots of talented people, very high profile projects to work on. Instead of having to pretend you work to scale, it is very much a daily given that you have to.

ConsLots of hierarchy, many middle managers battle another by trying to get lots of people reporting to them, which means you might get tossed around a lot without being able to leave your mark in a project and fully understand it before you move on.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse the outcome of hackdays better. They fizz out as a perk after 2 years

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work environment, interesting product problems, great co-workers

Product Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Yahoo full-time

ProsGreat place to work. Great benefits. Co-workers are genuinely nice people. Much less political wrangling than I've experienced at some other places where I've worked. Lots of great new products and content. It is an exciting place to work and they value their employees.

ConsIt is an American company, so if you work in EMEA, it is sometimes challenging to keep track of the latest developments that are happening in the US. This issue is not really specific to Yahoo, but is a basic challenge when working in the UK for an international company that is head-quartered in the USA.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lacking

Intern (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Yahoo as an intern for less than a year

Prosbig name, good perks, clever people, flexible hours, potential to work from home if you need to any given day

Consunfortunately the company appears to have lid a bit since 2000, hanging onto ploys to get pageviews and really pushing for search share with lazy tactics

Advice to Senior Managementinnovate

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsVery flexible and human. Bright people to work with.. Great benefits

ConsThere is not always a career progression

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in employee retention

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people there are amazing

ConsThe pay is terrible and there is little chance of a pay rise

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prospay well, good benefits; international exposure, good management style , get to know lots of people

Consno clear career path , things keeps on changing every now and then, you are never sure where are you going; you can loose your job at any moment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Partner Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStill a large name in the Internet space and people will take your call

ConsConstant rounds of redundancies - poor morale

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience in Yahoo, could have been better though

Account Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt is good place to work: Nice work environment, good work benefits, friendly staff atmosphere. Management is fairly effective

ConsSlow at innovation, salaries lower than similar companies
Some technical tools were outdated, hard to do an efficient work with

Advice to Senior ManagementFix the technical problems quicker!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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