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headed back downhill again

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

you can learn a lot and take a look at a lot of different technologies
standard silicon valley perks
there was a lot of positive energy and buzz in 2013

Cons

surprise changes in policy that are to your disadvantage (e.g. shortly before annual rewards per level bonus payout percentages are lowered drastically)
unfair compensation, huge spread
the old guard still rules, hard to change things, change is slow
a lot of policies sound better when announced by the CEO compared to what happens when they are implemented
lackluster products, no real innovation
a lot of iteration and reimplementation without ever shipping or only shipping after a lot of iteration and several reimplementations
bureaucracy, red tape and policy jungle
you might wait months until IT has your notebook ready (backlog due to budget constraints)

Advice to Management

There is a severe lack of accountability and ownership in the management chain between the SVP and the engineer.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Old, slow, lazy and not really improving

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

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - higher salary than competitors (because they have to)

    Cons

    - demotivated culture (though improving since Marissa got there)
    - poor talent quality (even the companies they are buying are failed startups, B-level at best - except for Tumblr)
    - little vision and structure from executive team

    Advice to Management

    Focus on revenue, not just trying to get more traffic. Also, get some real leadership, not just Marissa puppets.

  2. Helpful (2)

    yahoo review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with at the peer level. Free food and free coffee.

    Cons

    The company seems to be doing way too much at the same time. Yahoo has a very aggressive management; they seem to be trying to please the investors more than their subscribers.

    Advice to Management

    Yahoo needs to focus on projects that produce a better return on investment.

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