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Great people and benefits
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAFebruary 1, 2017
Nice coworkers and culture. Good technologies are widely used here. Good work life balance.
Lack of a vision of promising future products from the senior levels.
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Fun, fast-paced work environment
Sr. Editor (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAJanuary 30, 2017
Yahoo Music was a fun, fast-paced work environment with smart, dedicated people who worked well together. The company had several partnerships that allowed staff to collaborate on projects with other major entertainment and digital companies.
Pros
free lunches, nice office, good people, smart people, exciting projects, great benefits
Cons
upper management often sent mixed messages about company priorities
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Productive and fun
Sales/Collections (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLJanuary 23, 2017
Over all it is a good company very friendly and nice staff. Im just looking for advancement with in the company, to excel to the next level and its not up for option. We would always get spliffs and extra ways to earn money. I did not feel secure all the way because of the business. The job did not have benefits which is a plus to have a better future for myself and my kids.
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Fun great job while in Cali
Customer Care Specialist II (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORJanuary 18, 2017
Loved working here while I was in California. Once the position was transferred to Oregon, it went all down hill. Management decided to make new rules and treat they're employees like children.
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Fun workplace with the ability to learn many different production rolls
Web Video Producer, (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CADecember 10, 2016
Each day could be different than the last at Yahoo. One day you are in sports production and the next you could be on a plane to DC intv. the president. You're able to learn other positions. Management is extremely fair and treat you like family. Co-workers are the best in the industry. Everyone gets along. Hardest part of the job is not knowing if you'll have it in 6 months. Most enjoyable part is all the perks of a full studio and connection to all the major events. News, Tech, Sports or what ever.
Pros
Perks - Free Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Free shuttles, onsite Gym
Cons
Heart of Silicon Valley, Traffic
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Good place to work
Sr. Hadoop Developer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 17, 2016
Lot of talented people and lot of fun loving environment.
One of the early pioneer for open source community. Lot of new innovation and passion in the environment
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Pretends to be different, but isn't
Customer Care Agent (Former Employee) –  Lockport, NYOctober 9, 2016
They try and pretend they are different, but it's just like working in any other call center environment. It's all about how short your calls are, how many you take, and how well you can stick to a script.

The benefits are great, if you have to be stuck doing call center work.
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A+ Work Enviornment
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Lockport, NYSeptember 13, 2016
State of the art facility
co-workers are very helpful
team environment
ability to continue/further your career

negative: job was very redundant (not enough stimulation)
Pros
Free lunch, free health care, laid back work environment, freedom to make improvements to work procedures
Cons
preferential treatment to certain employees
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Great people, productive, fun
Sr. Editor (Former Employee) –  Santa MonicaSeptember 6, 2016
A typical day included news gathering, writing, editing, building site, working with freelance staff, collaborating with other departments, working with content partners. The most enjoyable part about the job was working with great people and getting to interview highly respected music stars.
Pros
free lunch, bonuses, results
Cons
mixed messages from leadership
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Productive and fun workplace until the last year
Tech Agent III - Fantasy Sports (Former Employee) –  Lockport, NYSeptember 5, 2016
Started off as a dream job but slowly (over the course of 3 years) turned south with layoffs and incompetent middle management who seemed less concerned with core Yahoo goals and beliefs.
Pros
Free lunches, good benefits and perks
Cons
Scheduled breaks/lunches, lots of babysitting
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very good
budget/forecst and vendor management (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 21, 2016
dealing with invoices and budget issues plus handling vendors and contracts, people attitude at Yahoo that I worked with on issues. lots of companies to deal with because Yahoo purchase 28 companies in one year with no process in place.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
management
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Amazing Company
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Burbank, CAAugust 8, 2016
Full of high energy and amazing team members. Fast paced environment. My managers were great. I still keep in touch with them.
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Fun Place to Work. Years of Turmoil
Manager (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaJuly 25, 2016
I've worked at Yahoo for my entire professional career. I've seen the company grow from a fun start-up to a full fledged company.

Yahoo has worked to be a leader in the industry; however, there were many years where Yahoo did not provide a clear strategy externally. This same lack of focus was evident internally as well, which impacted overall morale.

The people at Yahoo are amazing, and the atmosphere is one of collaboration and involvement. Yahoo does a great job in ensuring inclusiveness of all people, and the overall awareness of social issues and the world is encouraging.
Pros
Free food
Cons
Lack of, or continual change in strategy.
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Great learning experience on future career path
Reporter (Current Employee) –  Qualcomm Stadium, CAJuly 13, 2016
I get a media pass at San Diego Charger games and report over live radio what is and has happened in the game. I have learned how be a more productive speaker and getting to the exact key points of what is going in the game as I only have 1 minute to describe everything. getting everything summarized in a minute is the hardest part.
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Good Place to Work
Account Management Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORJuly 11, 2016
Good Place to Work, great culture, waning market share.
Focus on collaboration and team environment.
Lots of perks, such as beer, offsites, games, etc.
A little tense right now due to business conditions and the macro environment.
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Great company great people great benefits
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJuly 5, 2016
Yahoo! has it all, great people great technology and projects to work on. The benefits are also awesome and they have a good work life balance.
The free food is excellent, lots of choices, healthy and tasty.
Pros
free lunches, free coffee bars and great work culture.
Cons
none
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Challenging yet rewarding, and great place to work
HR University Recruiting Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJune 30, 2016
Yahoo! is a great company to work for.Great benefits and perks, the culture is awesome, and there's always lots to do.I would recommend this company to everyone!
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Long Hours but great company
Production Assistant/Personal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJune 23, 2016
The staff is great. Always busy in the office, never a dull moment and always gaining knowledge in the field of production. Fun events and projects are always at hand moving forward in cultures.
Pros
Never a dull moment
Cons
No life outside of work
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The management sucks.
Small Business Specialist (Former Employee) –  Beaverton, ORMay 20, 2016
Amazing place to work if you don't mind a lottery style management system. The coworkers and work place was amazing, at least when I worked there, but hey lay offs and cut backs can diminish a place.
I felt challenged on the job and successes were meaningful as you helped to turn businesses successful.
Changing metrics turned it from an interesting place to work into a grindhouse.
Metrics changed months after I was hired.
The highest paid "non-essential" staff was let go.
Pros
Interesting environment.
Cons
Management that is as fickle as the wind.
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Customer Service
Yahoo Community Support (Current Employee) –  Lockport, NYMay 18, 2016
Help to support Yahoo customers via chat and email support only. We were doing phone support but that has been downsized.
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
Short Staffed
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