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headed back downhill again

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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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global company with good infrastructure and benefits. Professional but friendly environment. A good mixed of talents

    Cons

    Leadership has changed often due to layoffs and reorgs. Losing it competitive advantages and trying hard to play catch up game.


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    Network that last a lifetime

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for Yahoo for almost 4 years. My job was to bring in the best possible talent and to make the process as simple as possible for my hiring managers. the staffing team is awesome and they work very hard to produce results quickly. Yahoo is a great place to build long lasting relationships.

    Cons

    Management should not contact their employees around the clock expecting emails to be answered.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employee has work life balance or they will likely suffer fatigue. I had several great managers when I worked for at Y! Apart of me will always bleed purple!


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