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Fun while it lasted

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Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Yahoo

Pros

Fellow colleagues are generally good people, and you feel comfortable working there from day to day. You feel that you can genuinely be friends with your colleagues, and most of them are humbly brilliant. Management is great about allowing work / life flexibility when you need it. Health insurance plan has been one of the best I've seen.

Cons

Too much overhead, too many meetings, too many stars have to align to get things done. At some point, you wonder whether spending 60% of your life in meetings and conference calls is the best use of one's precious time. Lack of organization around HR processes (from hiring to leaving the company)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus less on reorgs, focus more on productivity

No opinion of CEO

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    Ask not what you can do for Yahoo ask what Yahoo can do for your.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Free gourmet coffee. Great Gym.

    Cons

    Management is clueless. There are way too many employees in Yahoo! now that are interested solely in bettering their resumes. There is no interest whatsoever in company profitability or advancement of existing strengths. You will find a great example of this in two failed products both launched simultaneously because two groups of employees thought they can to do it better. I am talking about mash.yahoo.com and 360.yahoo.com both competing with many other "Web 2.0" products. Take Panama: Some fathead employees convinced management that they should waste >1000 Man Years to rewrite an already existing product. Instead of bettering pieces that did not work well they let the existing system painfully burn to the ground, letting millions of $ or revenue go. They are doing the same with Apex. No wonder they are losing the old timers like mice from a sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play your strengths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Yahoo! still misses the people but not the sense of repeating the same work over and over

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    The people, the fun environment, and the Yahoo! spirit

    Cons

    Not understanding or believing in the actions of the management to lead the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stay with it. Reorgs continuously are disruptive.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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