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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 (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.

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  1. 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 (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company for you to learn a lot of cool and new technologies. Interesting problems to solve and good people to work with makes it very enjoyable.

    Cons

    The constant churn in management and reorganizations impacts morale quite a bit and this causes a lot of good people to leave the company.

    Approves of CEO
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