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"got great technology but not knowing how to use it"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Fun chill culture, great products, huge audience and great technology.
Lots of opportunities to interact with users and industry peers.
Clear career development paths.
Good benefit.

Cons

Yahoo! started as a technology company and created a lot of great technologies that are the bests in the industry and got adopted by many other peers, however, leadership team does not know how to leverage these great technologies and pursuit media path ...

Advice to Management

Go back to technology route and keep innovating.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. "nice company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great pay , great perks (onsite gym, onsite oil change, onsite massage .... these things can be invaluable: for example, with the gym you don't need to spend extra 30minutes driving to and from the gym everyday, so that prompts you to go to gym more, which promotes your health and overall happiness)

    great technology (after 15 years of accumulation, it's got many secrets that outsiders don't know, what we had was already the best after trial and error). great people (at least before the large-scale attrition in recent years) so that you can learn a lot from them: to name a few: php inventor; the perl camel book author Randal Shwaltz;....

    Cons

    some important strategic initiatives not pushing through. yes they are delivered, but the effects are not as great as wanted, so that they did not manage to turn the tide for the company's fate.

    Advice to Management

    unfortunately the tech industry needs more hype and buzz these days to consider you to be a hot player in the market, though yahoo is having good money flow, it's being ridiculed for not having as much hype as FB, for example


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Love working here"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart colleagues to learn from
    Wonderful laid back environment
    Flexible Hours
    Well rewarded for good performance
    Foosball and pool tables
    tasty cafetaria

    Cons

    Comparatively underpaid
    Dirty politics in some teams
    Too much process
    A little behind in adapting cutting edge analytics
    Should provide a little training for engineers moving into data analysis

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay to avoid people jumping ships
    Crush politics and people going behind the backs of colleagues

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