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Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good people to work with. Scale if you are an engineer. Huge learning experience.

Cons

Stock not moving up. Direction not clear.

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Board change?

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Still trying find its way

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to work with strong culture irrespective of the location one works in. The people are pretty smart and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The management direction until the now has not been that great. It remains to be seen what will happen with the new CEO at the helm. Many projects get canned after a lot of investment which is a loss both to the company and its people

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    Transparent communication and clear strategy/goals is required to move the company forward.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Massive scale, great culture, smart people but too much red tape which makes it impossible to move fast.

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning environment.
    Opportunities to work on products at a scale that most other companies do not have.
    Great work/life balance.
    Above average pay package, great benefits ( 401k matchingg )

    Cons

    Promotion and hiring inside Yahoo! is now more or less a question of knowing someone, not of being the best at your field. Hopefully, Marissa will address this.
    Most work is maintenance while developers and engineers wait for the next round of management changes, starting something new is guaranteed to being shut down as soon as the next reorg happens.
    Politicking, backstabbing, no directorial and above direction, constant goalpost changing, cronyism.

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