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3.6Rating Details
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Pay5
Respect3
Benefits5
Job Security3
Work/Life Balance3
Career Growth3
Location3
Co-Workers5
Work Environment4

From Hillsboro, OR — 01/08/2010

Yahoo is an extremely demanding place to work! They have very strict metrics measuring your performance on a daily basis, if you don't preform you're fired. My manager would send out weekly emails with everyone on our teams names and highlight in green who was doing okay, and highlight in red who wasn't. Nevermind that my overall monthly average was amongst the top 5 on a team of 20!

Yahoo doesn't really care about your life and your responsibilities at home.....if you have children, forget about working for Yahoo! It's all about Yahoo's business need(s) and working when they need you, for as long as they need you....or else.

Yahoo's managers also have their favorites and it's quite obvious who their favorite employees are. With last years layoff's in February of 2009, the small business managers were instructed to reduce at least 4 people from their team, totalling 16 people from the department to lay off. You can bet that the managers kept their favorites, the rest were on the chopping block. Yahoo let go of REALLY excellent technical support people who delivered the World Class Service that they expect, but let them go because their stats weren't good enough. The other issue is that the people that were laid off were told it was due to a reduction in workforce, and yet roughly a week later they had that very same position reposted.

Working for Yahoo in regards to their company politics.....well, down outright unethical! Working with my co-workers......they were truly amazing! The engineers that they have at Yahoo are amazing! It's just really too bad that they let the ones go who delivered the excellent customer service.
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3.8Rating Details
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Pay4
Respect4
Benefits4
Job Security4
Work/Life Balance3
Career Growth3
Location5
Co-Workers4
Work Environment4

From Sunnyvale, CA — 08/07/2009

It's not quite what it used to be, but Yahoo! is still a solid company. Definitely has some smart people that are enjoyable to work with - thumbs up here!
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3.7Rating Details
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Pay4
Respect4
Benefits4
Job Security4
Work/Life Balance4
Career Growth4
Location4
Co-Workers4
Work Environment4

From Sunnyvale, CA — 12/22/2007

It is a great company to work. As with most big companies, there are issues. However overall it is a great company to work.
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3.2Rating Details
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Pay3
Respect3
Benefits5
Job Security3
Work/Life Balance2
Career Growth3
Location4
Co-Workers4
Work Environment4

From Burbank, CA. — 07/02/2007

Constant management/departmental changes. Campus built so you never have to leave...either good or bad depending on your point of view. Always feeling like I have to justify my job...I am in Search Marketing. Go Panama.
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4.1Rating Details
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Pay5
Respect5
Benefits5
Job Security4
Work/Life Balance4
Career Growth3
Location4
Co-Workers5
Work Environment4

From Sunnyvale, ca — 06/11/2007

Pay is good and people are brilliant.

What si often missing is a sense of direction.
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4.8Rating Details
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Pay5
Respect5
Benefits5
Job Security5
Work/Life Balance5
Career Growth5
Location5
Co-Workers5
Work Environment5

From Sunnyvale — 06/06/2007

great place to work - period.
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