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Peanut butter approach needs change

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
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...

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Great place to work, but want to move on because I want to make millions in my 20s

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + work-life balance + great benefits, compensation package + amazing works + very relaxed environment + company culture is imbued thoroughly

    Cons

    + how can I become a millionaire if keep working at Yahoo during my 20s ?

    Advice to Management

    Be more adventurous outside of the social fads, such as enterprise cloud computing, mobile development, and more.


  2. Reactive talent retention policy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is possible to separate your personal and professional life. Awesome engineers always willing to help and contribute. Nice campus.

    Cons

    Several reorgs and layoffs yearly making immigrant life (those requesting a green card to stay) miserable. Reactive talent retention and terrible compensation adjustment policy, one got to announce s/he is leaving in order to get a decent $.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating engineers as linear people. Everyone is different and it is not fair to adjust compensation equally when some are clearly performing better than others. Stop reorgs and layoffs


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