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Great place to work... as long as you don't have to keep looking over your shoulder

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  • Culture & Values
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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Yahoo full-time

Pros

- Absolute best benefits
- Great work-life balance
- Great campus vibe
- Opportunity to learn a lot
- A lot of smart people work here

Cons

- Stack ranking has made it very competitive and it's not enough to just do your job well, you have to outdo your peers which makes things very political

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Innovate, innovate and innovate.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Behind the doors politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, work flexibility most of the time.

    Marissa has been good for Yahoo! I do not agree with people who diss no more work from home policy. Maternity and paternity benefits are just great. Even though many will not get to use these, it shows what is important to company and the culture they want to build.

    Cons

    Good new talent is very difficult to attract.

    There is a cultural disconnect between Chamapign and the rest of Yahoo. People who have never travelled to HQ don't even know. Older managers try gimmicks to keep their influence because they are aware of their technical shortcomings. Sadly likeability of managers is what is keeping them in place. Fiefdoms!

    Managers do not give real feedback face to face because it makes them less likeable. Behind the doors though, they do not shy away from taking others down. I know first hand because I overheard a very interesting conversation through the porous conference room walls. There is a very well defined them Vs management Vs HQ thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some good engineers who can make great contributions if they had more honest and technical managers.

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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Y! is a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Yahoo as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is free food, a gym, friendly people. Another nice thing is there is a shuttle to and from many location around the bay area.

    Cons

    The company is a little stagnant as far as growth, so there is not a lot of upside for career advancement at this point.

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