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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Yahoo

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a fun environment everybody is really nice and care for each other

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Great Salary, Awesome work environment, and kick ass benefits.

    Cons

    Maybe some drainage of talent but we are ramping up and will be competitive very soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lets keep hiring great Talent into the company at any cost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company of endless reorgs, lay offs and CEOs

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

    Pros

    - Good Health Plan
    - Free Lattes at least
    - You learn scaleability by serving one of the most crowded user base after Google and Facebook

    Cons

    If you work in Yahoo, you should have nerves to handle never ending reorganizations,lay offs and CEO searches ever since 2008. Since then massive reorgs took place every other year: 2008,2010 and 2012, along with countless smaller scale reorgs went unnoticed by media.
    After every reorgs and thousands laid off, then yahoo start hiring agressivelly just after couple of months to fill very same racks, so then quickly Yahoo ends up same headcount before reorg started.

    Note for the Immigrants: If you are an immigrant,the outlook is even worse: Yahoo cannot apply for green cards since it's constantly laying off people. Even though you were lucky to get your labor application while things are quite,your application will be denied as soon as Yahoo does a new reorg, which always does!

    CEOs and upper management have no clue about reorg,so they hire Boston Consultancy Group to tell them what to do. Do you imagine any of a hot internet companies like Facebook, Apple or Google ever go and ask management consultancies what to do?

    Yahoo has simple answer to most difficult problems: ship it to India! If product X,Y,Z (fill in the blanks shopping,travel,messenger,search,advertising) cannot compete with Google,FB et al,always solution is to ship those products to India,expect the amazing talent of India thrive those products. Google,Apple and Facebook must be stupid not do it this way!

    From compensation wise,RSUs and stock options are like joke, even principal engineers given RSUs worth of peanuts. Most engineers esp those joined pre 2010 have options drowned way under the water.

    Paid lunch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stability,focus,please don't change plans every other day. Have a vision for god sake and stick with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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