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Its a great place to work however lacks leadership support for vision & execution.

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Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo

Pros

Very good place to work. People are friendly, flexible work place - allows creativity.

Cons

Not trying to risk, take bold actions. suffers from loosing top talent!

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No strong leadership with vision & execution. Especially lacks execution.

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Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Cringe as you wake up every morning to come to work at Yahoo

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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Free internet access from your desktop computer, unlimited filtered water... so drink up! Fridge is stocked with free milk. Fresh wood chips for coffee. Fancy Soda vending machines which charge you 0.50 cents or more. Free pinball and fooseball tables, if you are found using it... then your manager will lay you off or give you zero's for your review.

    Cons

    No salary increases for years, no promotions for years, they have you work like a dog nights/days/weekends with no thanks. All of management will tell you that they have no budget for anything (which are lies). This is by far the worst tech company I have every worked at. If you are unemployed and desperate for a job... you really should think hard before you accept an offer here (sometimes unemployment is better then this place).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yahoo needs a re-boot, it's time to let go of everyone between manager level and Tim Morse. Yahoo could save so much money and probably turn a profit from the cost savings. Time to remove everyone from the board of directors, they have all failed the company. Any person off the street could take this 15B company and turn it around to be 150B, the problem is... you are going back to the same group of fools to get direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Meh.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    -Almost modern technology to play with
    -Compensation, stock options in line with industry
    -A few smart eggs still hanging around
    -Management completely incompetent but not usually abusive

    Cons

    -Even though everyone in the universe thinks Yahoo! is a tech firm, Yahoo! doesn't
    -Instead, Yahoo! thinks it's some kind of an ad company
    -So, management is both burdensome and ineffective. They seem to make up "policies" and "procedures" and "strategy" on the fly -- amateur hour.
    -For all the points above, Yahoo! no longer embraces tech innovation of any kind. Marketing innovation maybe, but they've intentionally abandoned tech innovation.
    -Carol Bartz should have been fired years ago

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign or do what you're doing but do it more (thereby running the company into the ground and letting some start-ups rise from the ashes)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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