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"Great company, great people, constant moral issues due to lack of leadership"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You get to work with some of the smartest people in the industry. Excellent company benefits. Telecommuting is allowed.

Cons

rollercoaster ride of emotions due to CEO's coming and going. Lack of strategic direction. Layoffs are always looming

Advice to Management

Stop with the layoffs to appease the shareholders. There are a lot of smart people working there, and you are just losing talent. If you are going to layoff folks, start at the top. These are the folks responsible for the strategic direction of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. "great people, great products, no direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    people and culture
    products - mail, sports, finance, homepage, news
    brand recognition

    Cons

    declining share and lack of innovation
    reactive rather than proactive regarding decisions
    revolving door in upper management
    lack of career growth/opportunity
    need to get with the program on the mobile side (started to get lapped by competitors here just like they did in search and display)

    Advice to Management

    pick a direction and stick with it. dictate whatt the next big thing is going to be, instead of waiting to see what someone else does and reacting (or by resting on the laurels of being one of the web's most visited sites - if you dont innovate, you'll get leapfrogged, which is what has happened on both the search and display sides over the last decade). make a bold acquisition (not something like 5-to-1, which contributed nothing to the company - you would be hard pressed to find a more blatant conflict of interest acquisition). promote from within - opportunities for career growth are severely limited - they hire externally rather than valuing the seniority of their existing workforce.


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    "Yahoo means Layoff"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a company where you can have good work life balance but only if you survive because in yahoo it's all about layoffs.

    Cons

    1-You'll be expecting next Layoffs all the time.
    2-Too many managers, 50%
    3-Too many changes in the name of strategy but no body is sure if they'll survive next layoff
    4-Difficult to change team if you really want to get there in fair way, if you have connects then it works.
    5-You'll Old technology new stuff are never meant for yahoo.
    6-It's a sinking ship. Layoffs are next.

    Advice to Management

    Layoff managers and above


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