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

Pros

Well know brand, strong impact on mainstream media. Extremely smart engineering team, and very ethnically diverse. Higher than average compensation.

Cons

Yahoo! is often spoken of in the shadow of Google - even though Yahoo! is a prime Internet portal. Also, management is not always transparent, for e.g., with the recent Microsoft-yahoo deal.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk to your soldiers: i.e., the engineers before making big-time mergers/deals. It is insufficient to simply loop in upper management.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Sunnyvale, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to be but uncertain future

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Come out with a strategy to achieve financial growth

    Approves of CEO
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