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Yahoo has left its best days behind

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- New product launches are bootstrapped with millions of users, which is a rare luxury in this space.
- The company still has some good talent remaining, although I am not sure why they are still around unless they are the recipients of RSUs that the CEO has given out to a lucky few.
- Free food. Free shuttles. Company sponsored Mac Air and iPhone with unlimited minutes and data plan.

Cons

- The company, its products and technology are well past their prime. Their loyal users are aging and the brand is no longer relevant. Company's strategy to get back to relevance is still unclear and performance to date remains spotty.
- Marissa makes every single major product decision in the company - feature, functionality, pixel level design decisions, you name it. Nothing moves without her approval, which can take a while coming while teams burn rubber iterating through multiple options as they try to second guess her constantly shifting preferences.
- The internal work environment is stressful and fast moving in pockets while other teams still churn out buggy code once a quarter. It just depends on where you happen to work and how important your team is to Marissa Mayer
- Career advancement is limited as leadership is being brought (or rather bought) from Google and acquisitions

Advice to Management

Back off a bit and let the teams find their voice and innovate. Stop spreading investment in areas where competition is extremely strong (e.g. search, social, communications, ad platforms, etc) and double down on content/media which has always been Yahoo's strength.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good but challenging. Lots to do.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yahoo (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work environment. Good opportunities.

    Cons

    Too goal oriented and performance oriented.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company...will do better now

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Yahoo is the oldest internet company, but one that is learning new tricks now! The recent management change should really help. Employee productivity is not that great but not bad either.

    Cons

    Downsides are that the Yahoo brand is right now not as cool as Google, Facebook etc. but the newt few years could change all of that.

    Advice to Management

    Continue in the current direction and things could look a lot better given a decent period of time.


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