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Company of endless reorgs, lay offs and CEOs

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing culture, smart fun sales teams but low employee morale

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Chicago, IL

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than a year


Pros: culture fun smart sales reps fun team outings great on-going training opportunities good sales materials… Cons: Account Managers are overworked with too many accounts - Many AM's are both AC &… Advice to Senior Management: pick a direction and stick to it. Keep open communication… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Yahoo WAS a great company to work for... and THEN...

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Ashburn, VA

I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: As long as things are moving smoothly your schedule is fairly loose and you are free to come and go as you like.… Cons: With the financial situation they are in it seems they are simply not interested in investing in good talent. Also they went from having… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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