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"good exposure to business problem domain and gain opportunity to work on large projects"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

good exposure to business problem domain and gain opportunity to work on large projects

Cons

project moves too slow, no vision

Advice to Management

vision, organization alignment.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A big company with some big products and challenges, but with serious problems on execution and a fading brand"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment specially in regards to a work-live balance.
    Great teams with talented and smart people
    Good benefits (Gym, Cheap Food, Health, Dental, 401k 1.5 match) and comp inline with the market and sometimes higher then the average.
    Working on some of the biggest products on the Internet with hundreds of millions of users
    Working on high scale and high performance challenges
    Lots of learning opportunities with you have a good coach/manager

    Cons

    - It is a slow company, everything takes forever to happen
    - Old tools and platforms that are never finished.
    - Bureaucracy is everywhere, nothing is simple to fix and to do
    - Lack of resource planning, layoffs followed by a huge number of hires.
    - The vision is not challenging or bold enough
    - Some people are just tired and there is a big attitude problem.
    - Lack of Focus, doing too much and spread too thin.
    - Discipline driven Orgs (Design, Engg, Product, Marketing), it's very difficult to get alignment and execute on this.

    Advice to Management

    - Focus the resources on bold bets, get rid of non growing businesses or make then as cost effective as possible and invest in disruptive/high growth opportunities.
    - Create multi functional Product focused teams, not discipline groups. You end up with Discipline silos that don't care much about the product they are building and more about their specific roles. This environment creates little connection between people and the products they work on.
    - Invest in modernizing Tools and fix the platforms, make the internal platforms compete with external services like Amazon and others, nothing like competition to shake things up.
    - Focus on continuous delivery, small and incremental development


  2. Helpful (2)

    "average"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good team and talented people, but not very friendly .

    Cons

    Continuous layoffs was always a problem and would never help concentrate on the real work, constant re-orgs affected team spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Leaderships was terrible.

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