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"Massive scale, great culture, smart people but too much red tape which makes it impossible to move fast."

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Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great learning environment.
Opportunities to work on products at a scale that most other companies do not have.
Great work/life balance.
Above average pay package, great benefits ( 401k matchingg )

Cons

Promotion and hiring inside Yahoo! is now more or less a question of knowing someone, not of being the best at your field. Hopefully, Marissa will address this.
Most work is maintenance while developers and engineers wait for the next round of management changes, starting something new is guaranteed to being shut down as soon as the next reorg happens.
Politicking, backstabbing, no directorial and above direction, constant goalpost changing, cronyism.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. "No complaints..."

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Scale if you are an engineer. Huge learning experience.

    Cons

    Stock not moving up. Direction not clear.

    Advice to Management

    Board change?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn and get rewarded for results"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn: companies with this kind of scale can be counted on one hand.
    High-performers are rewarded extremely well for the results they produce.
    Marissa is changing the culture is so many positive ways.

    Cons

    The mistakes of the past are still being paid for. (That being said, Marissa is doing all the right things to fix that.)

    Advice to Management

    The recent changes are in the right direction, and the rapid pace of change is good to see. Keep it up!

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