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Peanut butter approach needs change

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flex time Compensation and benefits Most people work 9 to 4 so one can have a family. Look at parking lot at 5 pm! It is empty

Cons

Top management do not share common vision Teams spend too much time on politics and deciding who does what instead of deciding what to do in order to win Passive aggressive culture prevails Lack of numbers driven decision making, lack of customer focus. Top leadership denies the world changed so we are still pursuing the portal business when the world rapidly changes to mobile, apps, social networks and location based personal solutions

Advice to Management

Focus on products, focus on winning in USA whw we actually have critical mass and are still a top 5 property in most categories and leverage on that asset to invent something on mobile and apps that actually ships on time and that wows customers. Email and homepage are tired businesses... Europe is promising but it is a rounding error and distracts execution... Asia is really a fragmented operation with no common leverage point...

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  1. Tremendous learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Product Management - Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management - Consultant in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with a large variety of challenges on a daily basis.

    Cons

    After the sales to Microsoft, most people were trying to jump off the ship. We had sendoff parties every few weeks.


  2. It's not exciting work but it's a steady gig.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to solve interesting problems due to the size of the network and number of hosts. Come here if you want to see how to scale services.

    Cons

    Promotions need improvement. It seems to be better to go away to a startup and come back at a higher pay grade.

    Advice to Management

    Get us out of maintenance mode and back to doing cool internet stuff.


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