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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Great place to work in a beautiful location

User Experience Designer (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

ProsGood suite of products to work on, talented people, nice offices

ConsProducts are focused on generating advertising revenue. Good design can often be ruined by excessive ad requirements.

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

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Excellent place to work. Great culture and people

Senior Account Executive (Former Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsSmall team, feels like family. Salary above market average.

ConsNo career progression. No free food like Google.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet Rohan Lund, ex CEO of Yahoo!7 to return. He brought a great culture and spirit to the business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome company, awesome people.

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 8 years

ProsYahoo! is a great place to work. The work environment in Sydney especially is really laid back and the office location, while out of the way, is pretty cool. I work on interesting projects with some really talented people. Working hours are flexible and company events are always well organized and lots of fun.

ConsThe company (up until recently) suffered from a serious lack of direction, the hiring process was also questionable. We're also forced to work with fairly old, entrenched technology rather than having the freedom to branch out and select the best tool for the job. Flexibility of working hours also swings both ways - sometimes you'll be putting in 60 hour weeks to get something over the line.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive us more freedom to make this company a winner :-)

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

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Great company culture and people here make the place an awesome one to work at!

Digital Account Manager (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsNo middle management, freedom to show your skills and creative streak. Lots of perks and extra days of annual leave which you can accumulate the longer you work here

ConsSome teams can be very clicky and few internal politics issues, but that's like in any company. Ones growth and development can also be sometimes overlooked

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should invest more in staff training and development, a bit more incentives and motivation also wouldn't hurt.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, great people.

Software Engineering (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLots of opportunities and interesting projects to work on. Plenty of smart people to work with and learn from.

ConsComplicated management structure, lack of accountability when things go wrong or need fixing.

Advice to Senior ManagementFlatten the org and delegate more responsibility as well as work.

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

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Great place to work

User Experience Designer (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

ProsInteresting projects and products to work on

ConsFocus is more on engineering than design and UX

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

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Good times in the Sydney Yahoo!7 office

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at Yahoo

ProsSmart engineers
Fun people to work with
Lively and happy atmosphere
Very good work/life balance
Good use of (some) open source code and tools
Good benefits for full time employees

ConsNo clear direction for engineering. Not able to take engineering risks to innovate
Pressure to launch with out much thought on maintenance
Strong "not invented here" pressure against non-yahoo code

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Yahoo

Pros* It's a great atmosphere to work in
* Surrounded by fun, young and friendly colleagues
* Fantastic work/life balance. Plenty of people ride their bikes to work and use lunch breaks to go for run/swim.

Cons* Reshuffles of the internal organisation management structure every few years
* Heavily focused on using technology to communicate, most people will instant message each other rather than talk/call

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a more strategic approach to next steps and new initiatives. Especially when it comes to internal company organization and structure.

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Growth company in an exciting and growing industry

Senior Manager, Data Insights (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsFlexible hours, relaxing working environment, collaboration among different teams, competitive compensation package, free food and many employee perks, innovative and creative.

ConsLoss of focus in some areas, slow execution, evaluation and reward process not so effective, engineering instead of product driven.

Advice to Senior ManagementFlatten the hierarchy structure, so communication become easier and more effective. Focus more on execution. Give more support to product managers. Have better alignment among different organization units.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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a great company

Costumer Experience (Current Employee)
Taipei (Taiwan)

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

ProsYahoo is a true good place to work at. Great corp culture and good perks.

Consunclear ways of development on some area, too slow on the change for really old products, and annoying QPR

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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