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Exciting time to be at Yahoo

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Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Yahoo full-time

Pros

I joined before Marissa took charge so I had the privilege of seeing the change from old Yahoo to new Yahoo.

Perks of old Yahoo: Free medical and dental coverage, casual attire, smart people (but jaded due to poor leadership), buzzing office environment, very competitive pay.

Additional perks after new Yahoo w/Marissa: Free food, free smart phones, strong leadership, smart people (now enthused about the great trajectory and changes that have been thoughtfully and efficiently executed), the leadership sets challenging goals, they are not just sales people they work very hard to fix issues that were previously ignored. It of course takes time, but changes are absolutely happening. It's a great time to be at Yahoo.

Cons

We do not market. There is a mentality about not bragging and I hate that people love to hate on yahoo because sometimes people love to see an old successful corporate giant fail and this is what happened.

There is practically no PR team. Before I joined Yahoo, I felt the same way as everyone else...it was an old giant trying to stay alive and losing to Google and FB. After joining and after Marissa's complete overhaul of management, I learned we are top rank in a number of categories: Yahoo Sports is #1, Yahoo Finance is #1, Yahoo Mail is #2, Yahoo is #1 in traffic, Yahoo Weather App won "Apple's Design Award" beating out all other apps...these are just a few of the 2013 rankings.

5 years ago, I'd want to work at Google, but you want to be somewhere that's gaining momentum and that's Yahoo. We are an underdog, but we stay hungry and we have a strong leadership now. There is so much to be excited for.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

We have a lot to be proud of. Market more and educate people. Case and point - that negative work from home news that went viral - did you know that only affected a handful of employees who were taking advantage of this by not logging in when they did "WFH". Externally it became big news, internally it was a simple and necessary call out to a small group of slackers. Work life balance is key here and WFH is never an issue for reliable and trustworthy teammates, as is the case with any company.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's great working at a company with very smart, motivated individuals

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    Current Employee - Director, Advertising Solutions  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Advertising Solutions in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. The culture is new and approved with Marissa Mayer on Board
    2. They push you to think outside the box
    3. There's great collaboration, accountability and reward

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions. Too many layers for approvals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty good work environment

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    Former Employee - CareCenter Technician  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - CareCenter Technician in New York, NY

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There was a lot of focus on team building which definitely helped day to day activities considering support teams were spread out internationally. I loved working here and the Yahoo! culture. If you live in California and have the opportunity to work for Yahoo! I would recommend it even though my tenure with them was not on the best of terms.

    Cons

    I didn't want to relocate so my opportunities to changes positions/roles was limited. I ended up being laid-off, as well as, the majority of the rest of my team in New York. The company itself seems to be doing poorly so that may affect other peoples decisions to work for this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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