“If you’re looking for a serious job with a side of fun, think Yahoo!” That's how the company pitches itself to the employees it wants to hire. Perks include a gym and basketball and volleyball courts. A Music On the Green concert series has featured artists including Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift. Each Yahoo office has at least one foosball table and games of Faceball, invented by Yahoo employees, which involves two people hitting beach balls at each other’s faces. Some employees have been know to pay off friendly bets by shaving their heads or getting “Y” tattoos.
Yahoo encourages diversity and has a employee groups for African Americans; Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgenders, Hispanics and Latinos; and Asians, as well as an Accessibility Group. The groups help guide the company’s marketing, product strategy, recruiting and policy.
The company strives to be environmentally friendly and has pledged to go carbon neutral and encourages its employees to do the same. Philanthropy is also a focus. Yahoo for Good matches donations made by employees to qualified non-profits, hosts a community service day and includes the Yahoo! Employee Foundation, a grassroots philanthropic organization.
Yahoo pens a blog, called Yodel Anecdotal, that aims to provide insight into the company, its people and culture. You can also follow Yahoo on Twitter, where it has more than 33,000 followers.