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Management was bad in 2008, curious to see how it performs now

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Former Employee - Vice President in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Vice President in Sunnyvale, CA
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Pros

One of the centers of the internet world Was THE center in 1998. Lots of groups to work in, pretty good freedom to move around Good growth opportunity in Engineering

Cons

Jerry and Sue were the wrong people to lead the company. That's fixed now, and friends there seem much more optimistic. Decision making was awful. Generally unclear who made the decision, and thus 4 people tried to make it and nobody followed anything. Matrix organization gave too much power to Product Mgmt. Engineering had no budget, but had to "work with" (read beg) product for any headcount needed. Hard to get people staffed on maintenance and code cleanup/repair (technical debt) projects.

Advice to Management

Be better than the old management. Make quick decisions and make them stick. Balance the responsibility between Eng and PM.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Good place to be but uncertain future

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1.cutting-edge work/ professional growth 2.work life balance

    Cons

    1. unstable org/ too much restructuring/ layoffs 2. lacks strategy for financial growth/ dealing with competition

    Advice to Management

    Come out with a strategy to achieve financial growth


  2. Awesome place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome atmosphere. Great perks. Nice people. You meet a lot of smart people out here who are on the cutting edge of technology and know what it means to be in the hi-tech industry.

    Cons

    The food is mediocre. It is very hard to get noticed in Yahoo!, considering it is such a big company.

    Advice to Management

    More concentrated leadership would be advisable. Managers need to be more in touch with their underlings, and Yahoo! as a whole needs to be more organized.


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