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

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  • 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

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good people in the trenches, but too much uncertainty."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people, with a culture of bottom's up innovation. There are still some pockets of creativity where interesting things are happening. The level of pride and company identification is very high: people take "wearing the purple" pretty seriously

    Cons

    The culture has decayed over the last 5 years, as the old guard has gotten complacent, then retired. Yahoo never recovered from losing the search war to google, and the company morale reflects it. Constant reorganizations and people shuffling mean that there's really no career path.

    Advice to Management

    Stop reorganizing. Start prioritizing. Stop doing so much, start doing somethings better. Focus people on high-priority projects, and spend the time to kill off low priority projects. Start explaining what the long-term company strategy is.


  2. "Plusses, minuses"

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    Current Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are genuinely nice - some of the nicest, funniest people I've encountered

    Cons

    Revisiting decisions, again and again. This really has to stop as it impacts several people, not to mention morale.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate clearer and more frequently. Align under one clear strategy. Listen to employees more.

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