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"Great place to work with a lot of career growth if you seek it out."

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Planning and Operations Analyst in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Business Planning and Operations Analyst in Boston, MA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

innovative environment, constant change never makes work boring, open atmosphere, smart coworkers, energetic and smart middle level managment

Cons

conflict between departments, duplication of efforts, not enough prioritization of key initiatives

Advice to Management

focus on key initiatives

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good engineers, terrible management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great engineers and a good place to start your career. Engineers are friendly and can be fun as long as you're not in the management ranks.

    Cons

    Horrible management, senior management does not do anything despite feedback about bad management. All the losers were kept and the good people were laid off. Employee morale is at all time low. Having worked for a long time at Yahoo! and having had several managers, I can see that there's been a drastic change over the last 2 years. The management has only gotten from bad to beyond help.

    Advice to Management

    Find another job and help your VPs and directors find another job too.


  2. "Yahoo - A Well Endowed Child That Misuses His/Her Talents"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Burbank, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Putting down a big brand on your resume. Working in or breaking into the Internet technology industry. Working for a large company means not having to worry about proposing a budget for even simple, basic things to do your job. Large companies tend to have business sophistication and processes so you can learn to solve complex business problems. Large companies tend to offer great employee benefits, especially in the Internet industry. More specifically, Yahoo is a data-rich company so whenever you need some statistics or data to build a business case, you have information at your fingertips (as long as you are resourceful within the company and know who to contact to get those data). Yahoo employees are mostly very friendly and helpful and as long as you make friends, you will get your resources eventually.

    Cons

    Like many large companies, Yahoo suffers from bureaucracy. Moreover, it has a systemic problem: a culture of dysfunctions built by "yes-people", "idea people" who don't know a thing about execution reality, self-serving corporate climbers and helpless workaholics who aren't taking the company anywhere even as they work long hours 7 days a week. Yahoo is overly diversified so it is highly likely that you'd be assign to work on a lackluster product, among many they have, with no chance of turning around because of under commitment by executive management.

    Advice to Management

    Quit your job. Enjoy your wealth from those bonuses you earned. Toss your ego and let OTHERS who can give Yahoo a chance to win lead the company. Use the most valuable resource Yahoo has that no other Internet giants have - audience and behavioral data - and apply a rational, data-based business model to figure out the company's strategic directions. Don't rely on gut-feel or what seems to sexy.


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