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A company on the up and up

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Former Employee - Technical Intern I in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Technical Intern I in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Yahoo as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

- Fantastic Intern Perks: In addition to the great campus perks (free food, transportation, 24-hour gym, etc.), there were some great intern only events, both for fun (trip to Giants game, Santa Cruz), and for getting a better sense of Yahoo (tech talks where engineers talk about their work, and distinguished speaker series where high level executives, even marissa, come and talk to us)
- optimistic workforce: I could see that some people really believes in Marissa's vision and seem excited about their work.
- great ceo: Speaking of Marissa, she's great, really down to earth, and I can see her taking Yahoo far.
- Get to work on a pretty substantial project and present it to other Yahoo employees at the end of the summer.
- Yahoo has been in an upswing lately, and I believe that it's only going to get better.

Cons

- older workforce: There was a bit of a culture gap as everyone in my team seemed to be in their late thirties.
- too many meetings/delayed communication: having come from an internship where I could ask for help simply by walking to someone (it was a startup and so everyone was in the same room), I was taken aback by how many meetings there were. It seemed like my manager insisted on scheduling meetings when it could have been a quick sync up by the cubes. Note that Marissa has acknowledged this and wants to fix it. If something required help from another team, you could wait for a while for a response to your issue.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give Interns housing instead of making them find it themselves.

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    Good so far, NCG software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly, very transparent culture. Lots of smart people, lots of people to ask for help. All-hands meetings every Friday help build culture and positive attitude. Striving for new and improved everything.

    Cons

    Lots of management, still stuck in some old ways (kind of a given for a company that's been around so long)

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    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, everyone is very friendly

    Cons

    We are using Agile model but upper management still operate as waterfall

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