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Extremely worthwhile but flawed experience

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Former Employee - PR Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - PR Manager in London, England (UK)

I worked at Yahoo

Pros

- Great brand
 - Smart people
 - Products that make a real difference
 - Opportunity for international travel
 - Interesting projects

Cons

- Budgets that go through a continual salami slicer
 - Work life balance
 - Too many meetings
 - Huge difference in experience working in offices and benefits on offer - US was way better than US
 - Constant reorganisations
 - Being forced to use a HP laptop running Windows
 - Excessive politics

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Be merciless in killing properties and underperforming execs
 - Stamp on political infighting
 - Consolidate low value brands like Kelkoo
 - Work out what you want to be and invest in it
 - Focus more on user experience and the ad inventory will follow
 - Pick a budget and stick to it
 - Plan beyond 90 days

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  1. a sad true story

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    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    The people and the enviroment is fun

    Cons

    at least in LATAM there is no strategy to follow, Corporation do not care about the region and the team based in California, who suppost to look for us, do not have the leadership to make things happen. I participated in a lot of meetings where no conclusions or plan to actions came up. the meetings where not even fun... they do not care about development or strategy or they do not how to do it. The Miami team do not have the leadership and they do not either know how design a plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yahoo! is a great web site and media company, but they are not a tech company, they are far form that and in some regions they do not know how to manage the business

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    He knows what's going on in the industry. He needs some time.

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment. Interesting industry. Great working environment. Mentors are great. Good evaluations from managers, They do care about the people that they're working with. Nice campus. Good career management tools such as performance evaluation tools, life time learning tools, good mentoring system, etc.

    Cons

    Current business environment (turmoils. people leaving.) Always living in an uncertainty. Hard to follow if you are not adaptive to the industry. Sometimes you can expect some sort of unstructured process throughout the company, but for tech firms, it's kinda normal

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    Need to know how to keep good talent in the company. They lose lots of people, however, they also bring lots of people too.

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