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"Join the spiral around the drain"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Production Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Production Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

They have free food and snacks. The yahoo brand name still carries a lot of weight and their sites gets lots of eyeballs. You get to work with some really smart people.

Cons

The management has been very weak for a long time so people are used to being unsupervised and going in their own direction.

Advice to Management

Get out of the computer business.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (1)

    "still unstable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good career prospects for desi people. flagships products like mail, media, shopping run by desi bottom up. major products like messenger and mail backend moved to india. it's easy to get director level positions in bangalore if you are willing to move there.

    Cons

    - Never ending the re-orgs and lay offs
    - Now it became a stack ranking company,top %25 gets some bonus,%50 gets nothing,bottom %25 is to be laid off
    - Managers offered bonus to manage out bottom %25
    - failed immigration department,thousands of desi people stuck on green card queues forever

    Advice to Management

    do the lay offs asap, don't let wait, morale is getting down


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, but way too much incompetent managers that stand in the way of innovation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Top notch benefits
    * Free hand-made, Starbucks-like coffee (and now even full food, I hear)
    * Fun events for employees and family
    * Well known brand

    Cons

    * Way too many (~7) levels of management
    * Incompetent managers that are clueless about what their job really is
    * Agile software development limited to isolated pockets
    * Waterfall process causing constant fire drills
    * Extreme turnover and low morale

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of at least 75% of the (especially lower and middle) management and try to keep those few managers that know what they're supposed to do and how to do it.

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