Yahoo Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
1,765 Reviews
3.6
1,765 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.  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for 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
  2.  

    Fantastic technical team

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    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer in London, England

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for 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
  3.  

    UK office - Great company, good atmosphere, BAD MANAGEMENT

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    Current Employee - London I T  in  London, England
    Current Employee - London I T in London, England

    I have been working at Yahoo as an intern for 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
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  5.  

    Great workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for 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
  6.  

    Good company, Not so good management

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    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
  7.  

    business analyst

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    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to grow in

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in London, England

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for 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
  9.  

    Positive direction

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    It 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lacking

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    unfortunately 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 ManagementAdvice

    innovate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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