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Helpful (5)

Night and day improvement from one year ago. Still work to do, but great momentum now!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Marissa has brought huge, positive changes to the company. The company is operating with a sense of vision and urgency that hasn't been seen since it's very early days. What used to take 18 months to get done is now taking less than six. Having everyone work in the office everyday again instead of seeing random people working from home on any given day and on every Friday has made a big difference. With everyone working together in the office 5 days a week instead of 3-4 days a week the company overall is noticeably more productive now. The free food and free smartphones are great, but by far the best change that has happened since Marissa took over is seeing the company focus back on making user-centric products, instead of developing products primarily to satisfy the demands coming from advertisers. The culture of transparency exhibited at each Friday's all-hands meetings led by Marissa has been a breath of fresh air.

Cons

Despite all of the positive changes we've seen over the past year, there are still way, way too many managers. The company could eliminate 50% of the managers and there would still be too many managers.

Advice to Management

Please consider how we can streamline the org chart so we can all work more efficiently. With all of the employee surveys that we've been asked to participate in recently, I don't think I've heard anyone ask for MORE managers, but that's what we keep getting.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Marissa Mayer is a great reason to work at Yahoo!, also free food, stock price going up, employee friendly benefits.

    Cons

    Politics, old infrastructure, pay is not competitive to other Silicon Valley companies, also no more WFH. :(

    Advice to Management

    Follow Marissa's lead and stop the politics.


  2. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Marissa Mayer is a great reason to work at Yahoo!, also free food, stock price going up, employee friendly benefits.

    Cons

    Politics, old infrastructure, pay is not competitive to other Silicon Valley companies, also no more WFH. :(


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