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Working at Yahoo in Santa Clara, CA: 7 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Santa Clara, CA Area

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On average, employees in Santa Clara, CA at Yahoo give their company a 1.9 rating out of 5.0 based on 7, whereas overall Average Rating of Yahoo is 3.9 out of 5.0 based on 155 Yahoo Review Ratings. The happiest Yahoo employees in Santa Clara, CA are Senior QA Team Leads submitting an average rating of 4.0 and Senior Principal Engineers with a rating of 3.8.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 114 Yahoo Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
3.9
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
3.9
Work Setting
4.1
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"I started working here in January 2013. I have grown immensely from when I first walked through the company doors. I enjoy everything I do and the knowledge I have gained. Displaying the willingness to teach people who are willing to learn is amazing."
Posted 8 years ago in Sunnyvale, CA

Working at Yahoo in Santa Clara, CA: 7 Employee Reviews

Senior Principal Engineer

"The people were great but leaders had no vision or consistency."

What do you like about working at Yahoo?

"The reach and scale of it, plus some of the content."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Relax but be clear and what you say. The company is a fun place, so be fun."

What don't you like about working at Yahoo?

"Executive management and senior management only cared what they can be paid."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen to ideas from within and reward the idea, not management."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior QA Team Lead
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
Yahoo (155)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is Boot Camp Digital (5)
2.7 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Convention Data Services (5)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (3,469)
Search Quality Analyst

"Disposable contractor, employment in constant doubt."

What do you like about working at Yahoo?

"The work was simple and easy to learn. Coworkers and managers were generally helpful and friendly."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"None. I was hired after a short phone interview."

What don't you like about working at Yahoo?

"Constant layoffs and scrutiny over job performance. Work was often repetitive. Zero opportunity for growth as contractors."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The contraction of the company and continuous rounds of layoffs couldn't have been predicted, but once it became apparent that there was no chance of promotion to full-time, being honest in that reality is preferable, instead of trying to flirt with maybes that weren't even a possibility."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Search Quality Analyst

"Yahoo is a good company!"

Person You Work For 2.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.2 / 5 Work Setting 3.2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.2 / 5
Company Culture 3.4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
White Box QA Engineer

"Worked hard for over a year then got laid off."

What do you like about working at Yahoo?

"Yahoo! has smart peers, opportunities to grow technically and interpersonally, and good/working on technology that is used by millions of people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Seems to be based on a combination of technical competency and fit with the specific team being interviewed more so than a company wide fit."

What don't you like about working at Yahoo?

"Critical management leads to stressful work experience. Eventually laid off."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More honesty with your line level workers."

Yahoo Employee

"Recovering from headwinds."

What do you like about working at Yahoo?

"Great people, great culture."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have passion and show it."

What don't you like about working at Yahoo?

"Lots of media attention that is not justified."

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