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The dinosaur of the Internet that still kicks ass

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Current Employee - Producer in Munich (Germany)
Current Employee - Producer in Munich (Germany)

I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

- Opportunity to work with world-class technology & people
- Good & cooperative atmosphere among colleagues
- International environment without any prejudice against foreigners
- Good hardware equipment for all business units & easy software approvals
- Nice & modern office in the city center (Munich, Germany)
- Voucher coupons for lunch breaks (probably only in Germany)
- Cool social area for breaks including a PS3 running FIFA soccer, Foosball table, Tschibo coffee machines
- A lot of meeting rooms including two hi-end video conferencing setups (Munich, Germany)

Cons

- Dishonest managers especially at the mid-level who think they will never need to work again after being promoted.
- Good tech people get promoted to managers, get a 1-week manager-training and fail badly.
- Reward system not working. People getting promoted by threatening to leave. No transparency or career development.
- Yearly Focal performance review process is a mess where you colleagues can really hurt you. It's not used to develop people but to annoy people so much that they leave on their own.
- Frustrating re-orgs or unnecessary business unit naming changes
- Wrong people get hired as everyone is scared to lose the headcount approval and not many people apply. HR support is almost non existent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to school. Especially the mid-level management looks like a bunch of control-freaks who think they can achieve their goals by pressuring their people instead of improving the process. Stop playing politics and silo-wars between business units but build partnerships. Show true leadership by getting your hands dirty and actually do something. My review is 4 of 5 as I think this mid-level management problem is wide-spread across the IT industry.

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    Great Company, talented people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    The culture and the people are great! Some of the most talented people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Great perks, Yahoo! really values it's employees and treats them well.

    Cons

    Too much uncertainty is negatively affecting the moral of employees, especially those that have been with the company for numerous years.

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    No opinion of CEO
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    Very Employee friendly company

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employee have a lot of free hand and good for them in terms of technology and problem solving.

    Cons

    They stick a lot with the legacy systems and then don't maintain and grow with the existing technology and enhancements, So after sometime maintaining things becomes a primary work and people start loosing interest.

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