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Yahoo! ranked No. 2 at Bloomberg UTV Dream Employer of the Year Award

Posted: 28th of February, 2012
Yahoo! is where you can impact millions of users on the Internet, and have a blast while you’re at it. These credentials have now given us another reason to yodel.

Yahoo! was ranked no.2 at the recent the Bloomberg UTV Dream Employer of the Year Award in India, coming in just behind Hindustan Unilever. Rounding off the top 5 are YES Bank, India's fastest-growing private bank, Ernst & Young and Standard Chartered Bank. Companies belonging to Indian heavyweights like Reliance and Mahindra & Mahindra, have also featured in the top 15.

Competition was tough for this award, powered by Bloomberg UTV, the business channel, with companies across sectors and industries in India participating. But what clinched it for us was the unique Yahoo story, which combines planet-scale opportunities with the coolest Internet technologies, a WOW work culture, flexibility, and of course, the world-class Yahoo team in India.

The awards were announced “live” at an event in Mumbai, India, on February 17.

Aparna Ballakur, VP – HR, Yahoo in India represented Yahoo and showcased our compelling proposition as an employer at the event. “Very few companies in India offer both the opportunity and ability for their teams to make a global impact, on the scale that we do. This unparalleled exposure makes Yahoo in India a dream company for anyone who’s passionate about inventing the Internet of the future,” says Aparna.

Some tough jury questions followed, ranging from what Yahoo is doing to be a more generationally-diverse employer, to how we measure productivity in an environment that encourages freedom and flexibility. At the end, what floored the jury and proved to be the key differentiator, was our killer combination of Work-Opportunity-Workplace. We don’t call it WOW for nothing!