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Yodel all the way

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Current Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

amazing work culture, friendly environment

Cons

high attrition rate
inconsistent company strategy and roadmap

Advice to ManagementAdvice

retain what you can

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Driven by politics ....

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Many nice people, they try to make employees happy with events and nice cafeteria. Some latitude to contribute and work independently.

    Cons

    Lots of managers who got there by playing games rather than on merit. Fat management. Product roadmaps were silo'd and people didn't work together or help each other. Very disorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of half your managers. Clean up your neglected products like Mail. It's degraded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    nice company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
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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)

    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
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