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"Yahoo is a fun place to work."

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Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Yahoo's culture is a work-hard, play-hard culture, which I really like. Also Yahoo emphasizes taking care of employees and making them feel at home. So from inside, Yahoo is a very fun and friendly place to work for. Another nice thing about Yahoo is the impact it has, you get to change the lives of 100s of millions of users all around the world, that is not something you can do at many other companies.

Cons

Google outshines it, so you will continuously feel bad about that, despite the fact that it is a good company and leader in many areas other than search. For example, Yahoo is number one in Mail, Messenger, Finance, News, and Sports, only in Search it is number two to Google, but unfortunately Search is the biggest money maker due to its highly monetizable business model (explicit intent).

Advice to Management

Having a clear focused sense of direction for a sustained time period, they keep flipping around a lot.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. "Yahoo, glorious history, uncertain future"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of good people, talented engineers and very good co-workers. People are mostly friendly, the company is extremely good about responding to social challenges (being green, volunteer work, donations, etc).
    There are lots of cool technologies to work on.

    Cons

    The senior management is incompetent, looming lay-offs and the morale is down. There are lots of cool technologies, but not enough direction. There's also so much bureaucracy. Fix the Parking, we have an external website to showcase the bad parking for chris'sake!
    Also what's up with the cafeteria ? I think some one is getting a kick-back!

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and focus on the things that will get Yahoo money. Sell to Microsoft if you have to.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, excellent benefits, smart people, but lots of drama."

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Yahoo! is a valley pioneer and home to many smart people. I have worked with lots of smart and talented people in my time there and would do it again.

    The benefits package is generous with lots of choices for health care, and an excellent vacation accrual system. Work from home depends on your manager, but many are flexible.

    Free coffee bars and a corporate cafeteria with supplemented meal prices is an added perk.

    The company is large, but there are places within the company that still give you that small company vibe and feel. You will be challenged and given an opportunity to work on really cool things. After a long time of seeming to be without direction, the last 6 months have really shown positive signs and finally sticking to a plan and making things happen.

    Cons

    Working at Yahoo! is like working in a fishbowl, especially when it comes to the tech rags and valley publications. The last year, since the attempted Microsoft purchase has been especially trying.

    Senior management failed to provide a strong direction and in-ability to act led to rumors, speculation, and doubt.

    Yahoo! is a big company now, and some of that small company vibe has gone missing during my time there.

    Advice to Management

    Take a firm stand on a direction, stick to it. Either sell to Microsoft or move-on.

    The troops are sick of consultants, getting fit, and waiting for a direction. We need a technologist in charge who will present a clear vision for the future of Yahoo!

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