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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 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
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Approves of CEO

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    Great technology, rudderless leadersip

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You will work with some very smart and bright people.
    Yahoo! experience especially on Hadoop, Pig etc is always a plus.

    Cons

    Leadership is generally direction less.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love working here

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of smart colleagues to learn from
    Wonderful laid back environment
    Flexible Hours
    Well rewarded for good performance
    Foosball and pool tables
    tasty cafetaria

    Cons

    Comparatively underpaid
    Dirty politics in some teams
    Too much process
    A little behind in adapting cutting edge analytics
    Should provide a little training for engineers moving into data analysis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay to avoid people jumping ships
    Crush politics and people going behind the backs of colleagues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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