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Not as "Fun" of a place as the yodel suggests

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

I have been working at Yahoo

Pros

Flex-time and opportunities to work from home, which are ideal for working parents. Nice fringe benefits like free coffee, snacks (in Santa Monica), soda, gym membership, etc. The brand is well-known and highly respected externally. It's nice to be a part of such a global brand.

Cons

Very little career advancement opportunities. It's so political that promotions are based more on who you know rather than what you've accomplished or how hard you work. And management is lacking in many ways. They can't manage, no matter how many management courses they take. The few good managers have already left.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Most of the managers are incompetent. I'd say that only about 10% of the managers are actually adequate. The rest are terrible at providing support, guidance, and smart decision-making. They care more about their own careers rather than the people, products and Yahoo! overall. It's a shame the company has become so tainted with bureaucracy, politics, in-fighting. I came to yahoo a few years ago with so much excitement and enthusiasm. But all that was killed within a few months due to the poor management, inefficiencies, disorganization, and pure chaos.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Yahoo, glorious history, uncertain future

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Lots of good people, talented engineers and very good co-workers. People are mostly friendly, the company is extremely good about responding to social challenges (being green, volunteer work, donations, etc).
    There are lots of cool technologies to work on.

    Cons

    The senior management is incompetent, looming lay-offs and the morale is down. There are lots of cool technologies, but not enough direction. There's also so much bureaucracy. Fix the Parking, we have an external website to showcase the bad parking for chris'sake!
    Also what's up with the cafeteria ? I think some one is getting a kick-back!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and focus on the things that will get Yahoo money. Sell to Microsoft if you have to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Yahoo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    In general comapany benefits and salary are good. It still has lot of good engineers. But job satisfaction is missing. company is sluggish. If you like a fast paced environment work for a startup. Now there seems no reason to work for Yahoo. The management has been clueless for years and driven the company in ground.

    Cons

    Poor management.
    Lack of strategic direction and decision making.
    Poor execution on good ideas.

     Now there seems no reason to work for Yahoo. The management has been clueless for years and driven the company in ground.

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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the flab. Be more decisive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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