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"Fast paced, always changing work environment"

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Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

No two days are alike in this fast-paced work environment. Work is diverse and challenging with a global audience and impact. Intelligent and articulate colleagues with managers who really do take a personal interest in your career. Yahoo! is a major player despite its critics.

Cons

Critics and negative media are the norm for this major player. Project teams vie for limited engineering resources. Layoffs are always just around the corner.

Advice to Management

Better prioritize around the core user experience, innovate, and iterate. Increase salary levels.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. "Don't know where this company is headed"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Also work is at a huge scale. Get exposed to many different cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    Bad management. It's been utter chaos in recent weeks. In the recent layoffs they laid off newly hired people.


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    "Service Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Service Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great location, nice buildings and pretty nice people.

    Cons

    You are not really a UNIX Admin anymore but stuck using only tools they developed and may not be documented.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your kickstart servers to build complete racks, ready to run, with no human intervention required to load software or configure anything. Then you can scale massive and can cut your human staff by half.

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