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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fun, for a bit

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    Proscool people, interesting scaling problems, Fun Parties. Still have many friends from there to this day. Its good for a big company.

    ConsConstant treat of layoff. Low pay, benefits were ok. Re-org, re-org, re-org. Too many bosses, not enough workers. Older technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPare down the management structure.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Employed during Yahoo!'s challenging years ... not applicable to Yahoo! today

    Senior Director (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsSignificant global scale company. Mobile, video, big data, and great consumer experiences

    ConsHistoric executive troubles in establishing a lasting corporate strategy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    overly bureaucratic and very top heavy org

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    Prossmart technologists and product people still abound
    new google ceo in 2012 may change culture

    Constoo many executives and no singular focus
    too many touch points to get anything done

    Advice to Senior Managementless upper management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Acct Manager (Current Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsGreat for the resume
    Nice perks

    ConsMicro managing
    Favoritism
    Goals constantly changing
    Poor communication

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    account executive

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    Prosgreat benefits
    great brand name
    wear jeans

    Consmanagement
    laying off people
    to corporate
    hire competent people
    micro management

    Advice to Senior Managementstart listening to employees

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    not a bad place, but could have been a lot better!

    Lead Monkey (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    Pros1) good/decent pay
    2) lots of bright, intelligent people to work with
    3) good opportunities for career growth if you have initiative
    4) good opportunities to learn, if you have initiative

    Cons1) always a firefight, every day
    2) lots of stupid people to work with (law of averages)
    3) at the time i was there, the layoff situation/notices was entirely demoralizing
    4) executive management (starting with filo & yang, then all their cronies, and finally carol) at yahoo is such a joke. they are disinterested in any of their employees, only mindful of their personal agendas. sadly, things got done by extremely motivated middle management and below--anyway--despite the idiocy from the top

    Advice to Senior Managementit's a sinking ship. everyone knows

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    Great coworkers, mediocre management

    Technical Yahoo (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsLots of good people to work with, including some very sharp, talented developers. For example, internal technical mailing lists were very educational.

    ConsLots of murky politics at higher levels of management, lack of transparency about upper management's decision making, and apparently arbitrary decisions handed down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out who you want Yahoo to be and what you want it to do, and make it clear to the employees what's going on. That doesn't mean holding bi-weekly content-free "all hands" meetings, though.

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    Good colleagues but not-so-good senior managers

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsExcellent coworkers who are smart and hard-working. Opportunities to work on exciting new products such as search marketing. Good exposures to new technologies such as cloud computing.

    ConsSenior managers failed to provide sound long term strategies and good directions. Internal communications among different teams were extremely frustrating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure what Yahoo is and will be. It is going to be very hard, if not impossible, to be both a technology company and a media company.

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    Watch your back in Burbank!

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsGood salary and benefits. Work hours were great; on-call hours can be a killer, though. Many nice people. Great work location for me. The Overture culture was still around when I started which was organized, had direction and was fun.

    ConsAs the Sunnyvale work culture moved South, a huge bureaucracy overtook the place. Layers of roadblocks to success. The "open source" mantra is getting old - independent groups modify an app to the point of it being proprietary, then they stick a "Y" in front the the app name. Goals are vague or non-existent. Morale is very low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy so much bureaucracy? Why so many silos? Why so much difficulty in getting projects done? I think the new CEO will be eaten up before she breaks down any of the silos or bureaucracy. This is definitely and "old boys" company and I wish Carol Bartz good luck.

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    Was great, good when I joined, stay away right now!

    Technical Yahoo (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsBrand, people, technology, company, benefits, salary, flexibility

    ConsSlow, bad management, roadblocks by "Business", fuzzy ideas shared in useless meetings

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire everyone whose business unit is not performing ($) or capturing audience. Take employee surveys and find star managers (Like Qi Lu and Jeff Weiner)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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