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Extremely worthwhile but flawed experience

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

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 Senior Management- 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a sad true story

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

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    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… Advice to Senior Management: Yahoo! is a great web site and media company, but they are not a tech company,… More
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    He knows what's going on in the industry. He needs some time.

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)

    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… Cons: Current business environment (turmoils. people leaving.) Always living in an uncertainty. Hard to follow if you are not adaptive to… Advice to Senior Management: Need to know how to keep good talent in the company. They… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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