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Still not a bad place to work and has potential in the future

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

I worked at Yahoo

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

Pros

If you have a good manager who allows you to do your job, you can contribute to and build some exciting products. Perks and benefits are pretty good as well.

Cons

Sr management is slow to make decisions and managers constantly switch priorities to the hot topic of the day. The culture has become very risk adverse so prototyping or releasing beta products are incredibly difficult to do.

Advice to Management

Clear out the dead weight in sr management, focus on core businesses, and invest heavily in them. Allow business owners to take risks where appropriate and be willing to accept failure as part of the business.

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    Be cautious when you work for yahoo!

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and free Espresso coffee. The cafeteria is good and sales tax is paid by yahoo. yahoo has great parties on site and off-site. It is fun place to work if you have time to have soem fun.

    Cons

    Adhoc environment. No work-life balance. You will have soo much work and everything will change few days. There is hardly any process there and is a start-up environment. Management just dumps a lot of work and then you are just expected to get it done. You will end up working a lot during evenings and week-ends. Work is often under-appreciated.people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on business and also growing people.


  2. Internet University, in decline.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Yahoo

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

    Pros

    It's Internet University. Involved in everything. Watching hundreds of millions of users every day. Really great talent.

    Cons

    Process-hostile. Reluctant to make tough decisions. Very short term horizons.

    Advice to Management

    Pick what game you want to play and play it to win. Quit spreading bets so thin.


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