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Helpful (2)

It's getting better!

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Current Employee - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

After 5 CEO's as in as many years, the outlook here at Yahoo! is looking much brighter since Marissa has come onboard.

Cons

Free food? Free iphones? Free Macs? There isn't a CON I think of. Other than I wished these changes happened sooner (Marissa) before we lost so much good talent.

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  1. Used to be where greatness goes to die; but maybe Marissa Mayer can change that.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Yahoo properties are visited by hundreds of millions of people every day. Compensation is good. Freebies abound.

    Cons

    Yahoo lost almost all of its A players, thanks to managerial incompetence and territorialism. This eventually infected every part of the company. Winning ideas did not just fail to thrive, they were actively hunted down and killed. Marissa Mayer may be changing all that - finally.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice other than what Marissa Mayer is doing already. Yahoo needed someone to make tough choices, update the culture and technology, and focus on products again, and that's what she's doing.

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    Underrated place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Finally, a product-oriented CEO who gets it!
    Huge opportunity for impact.
    Good work/life balance.
    Renewed management transparency.

    Cons

    SVPs and VPs could be stronger.
    Prior issues with accountability
    Lack of conviction/patience on new products.
    Silicon Valley journalists love to make the company look bad.

    Advice to Management

    Continue raising the talent bar, and stay out of the way.

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