Yahoo - Very political environment. Managers will take credit for your work, and co-workers will backstab you to get ahead. | Glassdoor
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"Very political environment. Managers will take credit for your work, and co-workers will backstab you to get ahead."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Salary and benefits were very competitive.

Cons

Constant reorganizations and layoffs made the environment even more cut-throat, and contributed to low morale.

Advice to Management

More focus on product cross-promotion to increase customer retention. More focus on personalization of the user experience to drive monetization. More focus on partner monetization for international markets. Retain personnel who understands global product development and deployment from a technical and business perspective. Yahoo leadership has consistently cut too deep during layoffs, which has contributed to unnecessary loss of talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A very flexible place to work but he senior management team and board are incompetent as far as I am concerned."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The overall compensation package is pretty darn good and the work environment is very flexible.

    Cons

    Business and engineering processes are nearly non-existent. I could probably write a book on all of the problems within Yahoo.

    Advice to Management

    The lack of vision is really astounding. I have no problem with laying off people if there is justification and a well thought out plan behind the layoff. Executive management should try better communicating with senior management and solicit their input when making such major personnel changes. There should be clear strategic goals conveying what is trying to be accomplished.

    Even when executive management does happen to come up with some goals, there never seems to be an tactical plan for accomplishing those goals. To me, this is a failure in communication between the executive management team and the senior management team.


  2. "Yahoo is still one of the best employer"

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package, Flexible working environment

    Cons

    Losing leadership position, losing talents

    Advice to Management

    Product focus instead of stock focus


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