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Chaotic - but a great place to work.

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Current Employee - Business Development Director  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Business Development Director in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo

Pros

Truly a unique culture - people here really pride themselves on it's being fun. The whole thing about not caring about heirarchy is pretty true. Also, so many people want us to win - it's almost like being david to goliath.

Cons

Chaos - there is very little organization, strategy, or execution. There are plenty of areas we could improve in, but we haven't managed to pick a few that are really important. It was really telling when even Jerry couldn't answer the question - think it was on CNBC - "what is Yahoo about". We really need to figure that out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick one thing! We have not learned anything since the Peanut Butter Manifesto!

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Yahoo

  1.  

    Potential for greatness, stymied by lack of focus.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    The best place to work on problems and solution on a scale no one else has to deal with. Y! has some of the best engineers in the valley, and some of the hardest problems to solve. For someone who can grab a problem and run with it, this is a great place for personal growth, and to actually make a difference.

    Cons

    Technology is stuck many years back, we're not looking into the future, or even using "modern" technologies. There is also a fairly large population of people who don't seem to contribute anything relevant for the companies future. I do agree with the peanut butter memo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid more of the deadwood, focus on the things that matters.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Broadly satisfied Yahoo

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Interesting career opportunities and business problems.

    Cons

    Its an unwieldy bureaucratic corporation, like all companies of this size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focus on the existing strategy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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