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Yahoo! is still great place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Yahoo

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Respect for employees
- Freedom to champion your ideas
- Community environment
- Balance between work and personal life

Cons

- Need to establish it's own identity
- Not understanding it's core strength
- Getting confused amidst various competing products

Advice to Management

- Understand your strength and reason why users come to Yahoo! every day
- Provide the best user experience in the world

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  1. Work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One has opportunities to learn and innovate in different areas software and unstructured data analysis. Depending on individual interest one can increase specialized skills.

    Cons

    It is not clear how the company can retain its market share with the current product set (when new companies are taking away the market)

    Advice to Management

    Define the company and product vision better. Try bold moves to increase the employee confidence. Try to keep the talent at various levels.


  2. Interesting problems and good resources to work with. Poor leadership, dysfunctional organization structure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Yahoo! is great for getting experience with working on large scale engineering problems at a well known, highly respected company. You may work on systems that serve tens of millions of people per day.

    Also, the company is very good with work-life balance. The interactions among coworkers (individual contributors at least) are generally quite friendly, relaxed, and supportive.

    Cons

    Management structure is pretty dysfunctional: there are simply too many managers that seem to drag any decision making and planning out for too long. I've seen too many times the situation where 5 or more managers/stakeholders call for several meetings to discuss what will only take 1 developer a few weeks to work on.

    Also, the incessant negative news articles and blog posts from the media can be a downer, in terms of morale and engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the org! This will make the company more operationally efficient, faster moving, and reduce the cost structure. It may also improve morale.


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