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nice company to work for

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

I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

great pay , great perks (onsite gym, onsite oil change, onsite massage .... these things can be invaluable: for example, with the gym you don't need to spend extra 30minutes driving to and from the gym everyday, so that prompts you to go to gym more, which promotes your health and overall happiness)

great technology (after 15 years of accumulation, it's got many secrets that outsiders don't know, what we had was already the best after trial and error). great people (at least before the large-scale attrition in recent years) so that you can learn a lot from them: to name a few: php inventor; the perl camel book author Randal Shwaltz;....

Cons

some important strategic initiatives not pushing through. yes they are delivered, but the effects are not as great as wanted, so that they did not manage to turn the tide for the company's fate.

Advice to Management

unfortunately the tech industry needs more hype and buzz these days to consider you to be a hot player in the market, though yahoo is having good money flow, it's being ridiculed for not having as much hype as FB, for example

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    Trying To Innovate, But Too Many Legacy Yahoos Get In The Way

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and some really smart people trying to make a difference. Relaxed atmosphere, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Too many legacy Yahoos in middle management who block positive change. Culture of wait until a problem is escalated and out of control rather than working on prevention. Bad decisions based on favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out a level of management and you'll remove a large chunk of the roadblocks that get in the way.

  2. overly bureaucratic and very top heavy org

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    smart technologists and product people still abound
    new google ceo in 2012 may change culture

    Cons

    too many executives and no singular focus
    too many touch points to get anything done

    Advice to Management

    less upper management

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