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A place for me to learn and eperience what it takes to move a company to the next level.

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Yahoo

ProsThe people are wonderful. And they are motivated to do the right thing.

Consfractured internal structure and not enough accountability and ownership of issues. Too big to effectively use matrix and not enough recognition for the folks who do.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe clear. Be direct. And make sure you tell us what's up for negotiation and what isn't.

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For every person supporting you, there are two trying to get in your way

Systems Architect (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Yahoo


Pros: Lots of creative people (still!). One of a handful of companies actually trying to… Cons: An organization that was designed to perpetuate conflict. Incredibly hierarchical: flatten, flatten, flatten! "The perfect is the enemy of the good... so let's prevent… Advice to Senior Management: Junk the fixation on Microsoft; pattern yourself on an agile risk-taking organization like Amazon or… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Lack of strategic direction, great people but too many overlapping roles

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo


Pros: 1. Get to work with very smart, friendly and open-minded… Cons: 1. Too many people with similar roles 2. Decisions take too long 3. High… Advice to Senior Management: Get nimble (eliminate personnel redundancies, have smaller teams) Get focused on… More

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