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Great work environoment, chaotic management

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Yahoo

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Lots of smart people, working at scale is challenging and fun. Strong emphasis on work/life balance means work does not take over your life. Clear performance reviews and regular compensation increases make me want to stay.

The perks aren't as good as google, but they are better than most. Free coffee and the SF shuttle are huge.

Cons

Unstable, annoying politics and some senior people who really seem clueless. Projects that are dead out of the gate are left running until they flameout, but small innovative ideas are not given support. "Hack" culture is promoted, but not implemented.

Advice to Management

Tear down the walls between little fiefdoms, pull the plug on failing projects sooner. Take more small risks and fewer big ones.

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    Save the boat before it is too late

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best reasons to work for Yahoo-
    Smart people
    Challenging work
    Multiple interesting projects

    Cons

    Down sides of working at Yahoo -
    Poor management - constant re-orgs are a definite sign that management has little clue what to do. Layoffs were followed by new recruitment which was very hard to accompolish. How do you convince smart people to work for Yahoo with all the head lines going around?
    Extremely short term oriented management
    Not enough focus on end user experience
    Too many managers - lay-offs targeted engineers who could not be blamed for the mess yahoo is in.
    Some teams are useless and incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fooling people with empty pep talks. Be open and think long term.


  2. Yahoo! almost worth Yahooing

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Professional Services Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Yahoo! facilitates a fun work environment, though you don't lose site of the fact that you're working in corporate America. The pay is good, benefits great, and stock options are available. Free bagels in the morning, free gym or gym reimbursement, free vending machines, and ping pong tables in the cafeteria. Beer is acceptable on Fridays.

    Yahoo!'s are smart, diverse, and surprisingly social. You'll meet many people who you'll want to stay in contact if you were to ever leave Yahoo!

    Cons

    Unless you're "A" level talent, forget about making it to the top. You're just another cog in the bloated Yahoo! wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Sell, Sell, Sell.


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