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Great place to work with a lot of career growth if you seek it out.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Planning and Operations Analyst in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Business Planning and Operations Analyst in Boston, MA

I have been working at Yahoo

Pros

innovative environment, constant change never makes work boring, open atmosphere, smart coworkers, energetic and smart middle level managment

Cons

conflict between departments, duplication of efforts, not enough prioritization of key initiatives

Advice to ManagementAdvice

focus on key initiatives

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Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Good people, good benefits, but weak leadership, frustrating bureaucracy, inability to execute.

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

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    The people are by and large, really nice. Lots of really brilliant folks.
    Obviously, it is cool to work on one of the biggest Internet brands, and know that your work touches hundreds of millions of people every day.
    The benefits are very solid. Very satisfied with the healthcare in particular. The Sunnyvale campus is really nice, especially the gym. And the free coffee - I could go on and on about how brilliant that benefit was, especially if you have a healthy caffeine addiction!
    Yahoo also cares about the environment and it was nice to see them encourage alternative transportation.

    Cons

    Massive bureaucracy with more layers than one could ever imagine. It is hard to get visibility into what is happening several layers above you. There's lots of political maneuvering up there, as you can imagine.
    No one knows what the overall vision for the company is. People are cynical and have little faith in the leadership. During 2008, management put everyone through a roller coaster ride (MSFT, Icahn, AOL, etc.).
    It's not fun to learn everything that you know about management's plans through blogs like valleywag.

    There is simply no process at Yahoo. No centralization of anything. People live and work in micro-climates, some of which are healthy, others are severely diseased. It depends where you end up. Before you join, just make sure you understand where you are going. Because everyone's situation is different. there is no common Yahoo experience. I never figured out what characteristics or traits I gained from being a Yahoo that allowed me to relate to other ex- or current Yahoos.

    All of this is a result of poor leadership. Yahoo management by and large doesn't consider people development and how people will work together and execute. I'm sure all of the ideas look great in a PPT deck, but the key is how do you execute it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify roles and execute. Hire ex-military operational types, because Yahoo clearly has an execution problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Inexperienced senior management diluting the company potential

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager Business Operations in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Business Operations in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Smart and talented co-workers
    Good benefits
    Internet Industry leader

    Cons

    Nepotism or favoritism among senior management
    Bad reputation in the industry
    Unfair promotion practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much reorganization in recent years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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