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great place to work but...

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Current Employee - Ad Operations Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Ad Operations Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo

Pros

great place to work, especially if you have kids, they recognize that you have a life outside of yahoo

Cons

things have been so muddled for so long that it will take 2-3 years to cut away the fat to get to where yahoo needs to be in terms of systems, operations, product development, and processes

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get a focus and exexute

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    Personal opinion of Yahoo!

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

    I have been working at Yahoo

    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.

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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

    I worked at Yahoo

    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.

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