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Yahoo! is 'fun' right?

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Former Employee - Senior Interaction Designer  in  London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in London, England (UK)

I worked at Yahoo

Pros

High profile global projects. Great experiences, working alongside some extremely talented people. Nice office, perfect location in the heart of London. Free fizzy drinks.

Cons

Severe lack of direction - zero organisation/hierarchy. Constant restructures and lay-offs. Continuous bombardment of pessimistic media reports. Poor management skills and training throughout the business. Little or no personal development opportunities (unless you are lucky). A severe lack of resources in Europe, despite watching the US marketing team shovel money into pointless plastic toys and vanity websites which do nothing to change the user perception of the brand. General frustration.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

End the blame culture, be brave.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    So much wasted talent.

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

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    It's an informal place, fun and entertaining. There a re a lot of intersting projects and many possibilities to learn and stay uptodate with the newest technologies. The salary and the benefits are quite good, above average in the industry. There are many brilliant people, especially among the engineers. The web development is top.

    Cons

    The company has a bad reputation at the moment, the management took several wrong decisions and was not able to explain them. There are wide cost reductions which affect projects and office life.
    Strategy is confuse and unclear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More passion in what you do, more human skills.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Matrix Structure Kills Ambitions

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Yahoo! is a diverse business and if you make the effort you can learn a lot.

    It has some really smart people. Generally, people are very respectful of one another.

    Cons

    Matrix organisation which gets worse in Europe.
    Very political and the wrong people are promoted.
    Management does not make hard decisions about people. They keep people who are mediocre for too long. That is why they are in such a mess now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work much quicker. Stop being wishy-washy. Create a strategy and then let the smart people below to develop and implement a tactical plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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