Yahoo Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
1,766 Reviews
3.6
1,766 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.  

    Pretty good in patches

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Was lucky enough to work with really smart people

    Cons

    Disjointed and no clear direction for the company

  2.  

    Excellent place to work. Great culture and people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sydney

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No career progression. No free food like Google.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work in a beautiful location

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Sydney

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome company, awesome people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Yahoo! 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give us more freedom to make this company a winner :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Account Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Digital Account Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    No 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

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    You should invest more in staff training and development, a bit more incentives and motivation also wouldn't hurt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great company, great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Sydney

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten the org and delegate more responsibility as well as work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects and products to work on

    Cons

    Focus is more on engineering than design and UX

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good times in the Sydney Yahoo!7 office

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Smart 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

    Cons

    No 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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great place - ruined by middle layer management (with heavy Bureaucracy)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo (Principal Engineer)  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo (Principal Engineer) in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Decent salary
    - Great place
    - Great culture
    - Good talents
    - Top and leading industry tech stack
    - Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    - Upper & middle layer management sucks
    - Salary and process
    - Career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just don't acquire and do nothing - pls do something!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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