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Updated May 8, 2015
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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer
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Pros
  • Work life balance still good (although changing) (in 158 reviews)

  • Was lucky enough to work with really smart people (in 139 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 34 reviews)

  • Frequent changes in senior management/C-level management lead to a lot directional changes (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Culture is eroding and poor upper management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If free food and cell phone is your thing then this is an OK place to work. Still pretty relaxed in terms of office environment and the type of people they employ.

    Cons

    CEO quietly has people fired and offices closed to appease the wall street gang. Outside the US, things are dire. There is a culture of underpaying and under rewarding non US employees and things are the most US centric most people have seen for a long time. The CEO has a bad case of the "Emperor's new clothes"

    Advice to Management

    No strategy and a seemingly impulsive spending streak on smaller companies is eroding whatever confidence people had in the company. Yahoo mail absolutely sucks, whether it be used as a corporate mail or for the end user. Tumblr if people are being honest, has been a spectacular waste of money and an impending failure.


  2. About as directional as a blind open water swimmer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand is very well known, great people and some very good (well one) snr management.

    Cons

    directionless, poor middle management, little benefit

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees and stop promoting people who suck up


  3. Not What It Once Was

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting international opportunities and the chance to work on some interesting project. Generally a relaxed environment and nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Talent has left the company in droves recently. It's not clear where senior management wants to take the company and what business Yahoo is in. There's very little innovative thinking left at the company and people are less willing to take risks. Corporate mentality has set in.

    Advice to Management

    Focus attention and innovate.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Yahoo! is 'fun' right?

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High profile global projects. Great experiences, working alongside some extremely talented people. Nice office, perfect location in the heart of London. Free fizzy drinks.

    Cons

    Severe lack of direction - zero organisation/hierarchy. Constant restructures and lay-offs. Continuous bombardment of pessimistic media reports. Poor management skills and training throughout the business. Little or no personal development opportunities (unless you are lucky). A severe lack of resources in Europe, despite watching the US marketing team shovel money into pointless plastic toys and vanity websites which do nothing to change the user perception of the brand. General frustration.

    Advice to Management

    End the blame culture, be brave.


  6. Matrix Structure Kills Ambitions

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Yahoo! is a diverse business and if you make the effort you can learn a lot. It has some really smart people. Generally, people are very respectful of one another.

    Cons

    Matrix organisation which gets worse in Europe. Very political and the wrong people are promoted. Management does not make hard decisions about people. They keep people who are mediocre for too long. That is why they are in such a mess now.

    Advice to Management

    Work much quicker. Stop being wishy-washy. Create a strategy and then let the smart people below to develop and implement a tactical plan



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