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Incredible Culture, Ideas and People

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Current Employee - Global Technology Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Global Technology Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Great People. Everyone loves being here and wants Yahoo to win. You will learn A lot and it's just a great place to be.

Cons

A little bit of a struggle right now, but everyone is getting through the restructuring. Everything should be getting better.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too many changes at the top in the last 5 years, but still got life.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Despite the attrition, the engineers there are smart and passionate. You have the opportunity to learn to solve scalability problems that few companies have to deal with. The recent instability has created career opportunities for those who aggressively seek it.

    Cons

    The revolving door at the executive level in the last 5 years have made it impossible to execute on any strategic plans, because every new CEO or C-Level executive will reorg and disrupt everything that was in motion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the executive shuffle. No single executive, organizational makeup, or development methodology is the magic bullet to solving Yahoo's problems. Let people iterate on product experiences to make them better incrementally instead of trying to do some huge change every year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Yahoo WAS a great company to work for... and THEN...

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    Former Employee - Site Operations Tech  in  Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Site Operations Tech in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As long as things are moving smoothly your schedule is fairly loose and you are free to come and go as you like. The people I worked with were all in the same boat and always were supportive and eager to work with each other

    Cons

    With the financial situation they are in it seems they are simply not interested in investing in good talent. Also they went from having their fingers in too many pies to having their finger in just one pie hoping it would work but with no real back up for if/when it fails.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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