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Lots of resources, little focus. The People Magazine of Online Media

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Director in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

Yahoo makes a lot of money in Internet media. Great brand, global presence

Cons

The company has no focus and is not a product, technology driven company. Brand experts say the biggest problem with Yahoo is that you can't describe it in 5 or 10 words, let alone any single one word or concept, (like Search, Social Network, Online Auctions, etc..) Therefore the Brand and the expectations related to it, are all over the place. No compelling vision, all things to everyone therefore nothing great to anyone. Behavioral Targeting and data-driven personalization technologies were the most interesting area at Yahoo. The rest of the media properties are average at best.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a focus, ANY focus and a story to tell investors.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, getting better now.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good salaries, good food, good benefits, onsite gym, good work life balance, good technologies to learn and work with. Food is free now.

    Cons

    Lot of people were leaving when I left. To many changes. Be ready to work in different teams and different projects all the time, priorities change very often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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