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Yahoo Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
1,958 Reviews
3.6
1,958 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic environment, but not always empowered to make decisions

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    Pros

    Free food and iPhones is a bonus

    Cons

    Morale is at an all time low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    You are a media company, kust accept it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Marketing Manager

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    • 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)

    Pros

    great environment to work in the UK

    Cons

    slow changes comparing to other companies in the sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    catch up witht he market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    N.A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    UK office - Great company, good atmosphere, BAD MANAGEMENT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your middle management does.

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

    business analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Yahoo part-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not very creative, working hour too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more creative way of managing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to grow in

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

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

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Use the outcome of hackdays better. They fizz out as a perk after 2 years

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive direction

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Slowly becoming more like Google.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to roll out global products faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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