Life at Yahoo!
Yahoo! was Ranked a Top Employer in USPosted: 5th of February, 2013
“It's possible to love your job and get a good salary too: You just have to work for the right company!” Yahoo! was ranked 8/50 best employers in America on the first annual report by PayScale and Business Insider, which evaluates companies by both pay and happiness. Companies in the 2012 Fortune 500 were ranked using PayScale's salary and survey database. According to the report, “happiness represented 57 percent of the final score and was measured through questions about satisfaction, feelings of meaningfulness, stress, and schedule flexibility. Pay represented 43 percent of the final score and was measured by looking at median pay after five years and pay compared to industry peers.”
For Yahoo!, “employees report very high rates of relaxation (46%) and flexibility (88%); high rates of satisfaction (81%); and average rates of meaningfulness (55%). Median pay is very high at $120,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.” One of the important factors that make people love to work at Yahoo! is our killer perks that inspire employees and cultivate great team spirit beyond work. Our offices have on-site fitness centers with yoga, cardio-kickboxing, pilates and golf classes. The offices are also equipped with ergonomic support chairs for enhanced comfort. “Yahoo! makes a specific and deliberate effort to make sure that we’re not just creating cool experiences for the world, but we’re also thinking about the experiences of the employees that are here,” says Regina who works with her personal trainer on site to balance work and fitness. Outside the office, Yahoo provides employees with discounts to ski resorts and California theme parks, and Yahoo co-workers even take trips together after work!
Another factor that really matters is our Yahoo! Employee Foundation (YEF), a grassroots, philanthropic organization that brings together the talents, time, and financial resources of Yahoo! employees to serve the needs of communities around the globe. YEF provides various opportunities in a plenty of ways that employees can participate and give back to communities that they truly care about.
We are thrilled that we were recognized in the 50 best US employers report and it’s our commitment to continuously inspire and satisfy our employees by great products we make and healthy work/life choices we provide.
For the full report, please visit Business Insider for more information
Amazing Yahoos in the above picture are our YEF members in the Champaign Office. They created school supply kits for a back to school program run by a local child care facility. Going from left to right: Greg Muchnik, Maulik Shah, Haley Thrapp, Robert Pratte (in back), David Willcox (in orange), Mark Holderbaugh, Venkat Kasarla, Dave Thompson, Jon Kilroy, Ravi Prakash (on knees), Scott Honnigford (in back), Allie Watfa, Krishna Appadurai, Jason Lowe, Robert Parker.