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"Exciting environment filled with stupid upper management spoiling the company"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great work culture
Good management of work-life balance
Great support from colleagues
Technically sound people; so a lot to learn

Cons

Too much panic situation in upper management
Insecurity in the mind of employees because of frequent lay-offs
Too many stupid decisions taken in too less time and going nowhere even after doing that
Wasting talent, letting go brilliant minds who end up joining competitors

Advice to Management

Please please please act wisely. Firing people is easy, winning trust of good people is NOT

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent engineers and designer, poor senior management that lacks discipline and accountability"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good work life balance and respect for employees
    Have the opportunity to address very large audiences around the world
    Opportunity to develop new products in a large scale

    Cons

    Classic 'ivory tower' behavior by senior management
    Senior management believes they know it all and do not seek opinions and advice of their people on the ground
    Lacks discipline across the org

    Advice to Management

    Empower recommendations to come from below and transform them into the right decisions
    Start behaving in a disciplined way and have expectations of your people
    Set goals, measure and have benefits/consequences


  2. "Vibrant tech company with a bit too much politics."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is supportive - Yahoo encourages and fosters new ideas and technologies and rewards employees for creating new stuff. Many great peers to work with.

    Cons

    Many not so great people to work with. There is a little too much politics in the company. There is a sort of identity crisis for the company - trying to reclaim former glory.

    Advice to Management

    I really have no advice for management other than to focus on hiring and rewarding the best talent. Don't let Yahoo slip into a has been company.

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