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"Too many changes at the top in the last 5 years, but still got life."

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

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

Pros

Despite the attrition, the engineers there are smart and passionate. You have the opportunity to learn to solve scalability problems that few companies have to deal with. The recent instability has created career opportunities for those who aggressively seek it.

Cons

The revolving door at the executive level in the last 5 years have made it impossible to execute on any strategic plans, because every new CEO or C-Level executive will reorg and disrupt everything that was in motion.

Advice to Management

Stop the executive shuffle. No single executive, organizational makeup, or development methodology is the magic bullet to solving Yahoo's problems. Let people iterate on product experiences to make them better incrementally instead of trying to do some huge change every year.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you can deal with turmoil"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great colleagues, environment
     - Pay and benefits are top notch
     - A ton of interesting challenges and people who want to tackle them

    Cons

    - Frequent turmoil at the executive level which eventually bleeds down into uncertainty and change at all levels


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place to be anymore"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, friendly environment, above average compensation

    Cons

    Management sucks. Most of the good engineers are already gone.

    Advice to Management

    Quit playing re-org game. It is not cool.

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