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Join the spiral around the drain

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Production Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Production Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

They have free food and snacks. The yahoo brand name still carries a lot of weight and their sites gets lots of eyeballs. You get to work with some really smart people.

Cons

The management has been very weak for a long time so people are used to being unsupervised and going in their own direction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get out of the computer business.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Small Business Bad Business

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Initially, there were opportunities for growth in the Small Business Unit ....

    Cons

    Was laid off after Yahoo failed to enter into an advantageous business relationship with Microsoft. Our entire class was hired in September 2009 and laid off three months later in December 2009.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage projections wisely.

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    Good benefits, but way too much incompetent managers that stand in the way of innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    * Top notch benefits
    * Free hand-made, Starbucks-like coffee (and now even full food, I hear)
    * Fun events for employees and family
    * Well known brand

    Cons

    * Way too many (~7) levels of management
    * Incompetent managers that are clueless about what their job really is
    * Agile software development limited to isolated pockets
    * Waterfall process causing constant fire drills
    * Extreme turnover and low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of at least 75% of the (especially lower and middle) management and try to keep those few managers that know what they're supposed to do and how to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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