Executive Assistant to the SVP (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – August 23, 2014
A typical day is very busy -- my job would require engaging in calendar management, executive scheduling, travel arrangements, helping employees with meeting schedules, conference rooms, expense reports, social events and day-to-day operations. The hardest part of the job would be to juggle the large amount of work and e-mails. The most enjoyable part was the people, my executive and my co-workers -- we worked hard and played hard!
Free coffee bars & drinks, large variety of food for a small price, accessibility to VIP clients, events and music
Pleased with the freedom to write what you want about your team
Sports Contributor (Current Employee) – New York – February 10, 2014
I do not work in an office but online. I submit articles as often as possible on the Knicks and Jets. The hardest part is formulating ideas into something that hasn't already been produced by other journalism platforms. Also, not having access to quotes unless taking them from somewhere else is difficult. Management is helpful anytime something is needed and answer your inquiries within an acceptable amount of time. I thoroughly enjoy being able to display my opinion on a platform with the potential for it to be read by many.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – January 27, 2014
Working for Yahoo! during this time was such an honor and an experience I will never forget. I didn't stay with Yahoo! because I wanted to get back into my recruiting career. I struggled with that because I did learn a lot about customer service and how Yahoo! cares about their employees. They let them thrive with their own ideas and gave tremendous support to their customers and employee's. Not to mention they had fun recognition parties letting their employee's know that they appreciate and recognize how hard they work.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Omaha NE – December 20, 2013
The culture of Yahoo! is amazing, the environment is highly tailored to the geek chic, with colorful interiors, fun and engaging co-workers, annual events, and a focus on the individual. Pay is amazing at Yahoo! Small Business for the work done. That said it is a call center which means that the work can be non-stop and there are tight metrics to be held to in regards to average length of call, and customer satisfaction. Performance is bonus driven, and bonuses are generous for quality work.
Fun Work Environment, Quarterly Bonuses, Well Paid
Associate Account Manager (Former Employee) – Burbank, CA – June 5, 2012
Yahoo! is a search giant, and in order to fuel this giant machine, many Yahoo! team members must work in synch to create the harmony necessary to get the job done. This means that in any given office building there can be 800+ team members. This creates a real microcosm of different types and personalities.
If you work in engineering you'll get one vibe, if you work with accounts you will get another. But all in all, everyone is positive and enjoys corporate perks.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – May 23, 2012
Yahoo is a fantastic place to work for many reasons. The company has a tech culture (read: ping pong tables, coffee bars, open office environment), excellent compensation/benefits packages and a great focus on work/life balance. We struggle with executive leadership and opportunities to advance within the same office/market.
The co-workers are all excellent, as is the learning environment.
It is challenging to work in a company that has lost some of its edge that is slow to market in an otherwise quick to move industry.
great people, great products, great compensation
challenging business environment, slow to adapt, leadership issues.
Yahoo was an excellent place to spend some time working. I learned some new stuff there, working with XML, JSON files and integrating the Yahoo services into an app. We also utilized some 3rd party APIs like DarkSky and Alohar for getting user GPS location data.
One of the more interesting and exciting things about working at Yahoo is working with a team. All of my previous experience with programming was done by myself. It was great being able to work with other programmers and designers on a project
Good people, horrible management and backwards thinking
Senior Editor (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – April 2, 2013
Yahoo! works hard to hire cream-of-the-crop-talent only to fire them after 9 months. This is the company's way of avoiding making full time hires (barely skirting California contracting laws). Most positions there are extremely unstable.
Also, the company does not care about you. If you're becoming ill from working long hours overnight, they don't care.
Your department could be setting records in terms of numbers, but you will be fired to make it look like the company is meeting its financial goals for investors.
This job gave me boundless curiosity about the world and i firmly believe that you can never have too much information about anything
New Media Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – March 5, 2013
I loved the opportunities that Yahoo Geo cities Sales job gave me to engage with new people and to learn about what they did, how they did it, what they enjoyed, what caused them pain and whether or not I could help them out.
Of course, I also loved being paid to satisfy my curiosity!
true a-type personality, it was to be the thrill of the chase and of course helping my clients solve un/foreseen problem.
My day at Yahoo! Sports consisted of overseeing of guest content that was going over the air for our flagship Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560. Through out the day I would go out and cover our local teams practices and their games for both the network and locally.
I learned how to become a better reporter, produce and how to build close relationships with athletes.
I had great co- workers, we all worked as a team!
The hardest part of my job was coming up with segments and ideas or being creative with athletes on interviews.
The most enjoyable part of working there was being able to cover Super Bowls and traveling.
Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – September 25, 2011
I consider myself very lucky to be working on a really cool project at Yahoo. The people are very smart and work "smart" rather than hard, which is the right way to do it. Projects are managed well, using the Agile model with reasonable work load for each sprint. The technology is top notch and the work is very interesting.
great technology, interesting projects, great managers, smart people
executive leadership struggling, high attrition rate
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Hillsboro, OR – July 30, 2012
I really enjoyed working for Yahoo! All though I was a contract employee who worked a temporary job, I was treated like a FT employee the whole time. I was given real responsibility and access that a FT employee would have. I learned a lot of new skills, as well as new programs and processes.
My only concern is the open agreement of needing to hire contract employees onto a FT basis, but a lack of follow through for a number of people.
BACKUP TAPE OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – April 25, 2013
great place to work, nice people, From a laptop the company provided very cool you learn alot about their servers and robotic silos,unix script commands. It was just the daily routine of ejecting media from the silos and getting them ready for shipping to offsite ironmountain facility basically building pallots of metal containers of tape media.
Fast-paced changing environment - always something new to work on
Accounting Manager (US) (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – October 30, 2012
I manage a staff of 16 in three different locations, Sunnyvale, Omaha, and India. Offers unique management challenges to get the staff to work together to gain synergies. Very fun group to work with, very knowledgeable about their job and how changes in their job can affect yours. We continually seem to run short staffed.