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"A great innovative environment!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - User Experience Researcher in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - User Experience Researcher in Santa Clara, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits and salaries are very competitive. Environment is great. Not too stiff. It's amazing to work with some of the most talented and intelligent people in the industry. A great place to grow professionally. free coffee. awesome training and development opportunities. the most amazing and engaging conversations I've ever had in any job. Great people! Amazing energy at this company!

Cons

can never keep anything straight with all the re-orgs and projects dying and being created. difficult to follow or understand the direction different teams or management is going. Too many politics and hidden agendas.

Advice to Management

focus on a small set of products and deliver amazing results rather than trying to work on many things and doing an okay job at all of them. Take the approach that Apple has over recent years and focus on a small set of things and deliver an amazing product!

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. "Matrix org structure killed decision making."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big challenges and big ambitions - before the Microsoft deal came crashing down. The engineering problems are hard and Yahoo! is still a place where the sheer number of users means that the all problems have scale implications rarely found elsewhere.

    The culture was fun and irreverent. Smart engineers building good software. Healthy relationship with India offices. Reasonable handling of companies that were acquired - except Overture, which should have been cleaned up nearly as soon as it was bought.

    Cons

    Matrix org structure killed ability to move/decide or make decisions. Senior management was often a joke - both ways: senior and management.

    Advice to Management

    The engineers in the trenches know what's going on. Ask them, root out the crap.


  2. "Company can be saved if only upper management is replaced"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free latte, young and competent coworkers, nice gym, good compensation package. friendly people with most of them genuinely trying to excel at their jobs.

    Cons

    lousy management. no clear strategic direction and choke full of politics at every level of organization

    Advice to Management

    quit and stop screwing people who are sweating bullets for you every day

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