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"Yahoo's are wesome"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Customer Advocate in Omaha, NE
Current Employee - Customer Advocate in Omaha, NE
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-benefits
-management is very willing to listen to frontline workers
-laid Back Culture

Cons

-limited mobility while in Omaha

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (1)

    "fun-filled, stimulating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Latest cutting edge projects, web scale problems

    Cons

    lack of top-level guidance/vision. Top level leadership is unsure about the direction to steer Yahoo, and that becomes a big drag on employee and hence productivity.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Don't do contract work for Yahoo."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Contractor - Service Reliability Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Service Reliability Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Yahoo treats regular employees well, they are trying to implement new management techniques like "Tribal Leadership" and "KanBan." The free food is a nice perk - but really helps the company since there are no nearby restaurants. To a contractor, It felt like regular employees were satisfied overall with their jobs.

    Cons

    My immediate managers were terrible. Hands off is OK, but they gave no feedback or misleading information. In retrospect, I felt I was being set-up to fail. For contractors, tribal leadership means you get voted off the island before you even have a chance to see where the island is.

    Advice to Management

    Check on how your middle managers handle contractors. If a middle manager recommends terminating contracts after five weeks in the middle of training, something is seriously broken somewhere. Either your hiring process is broken, or your expectations are unrealistic. Try to figure out what's broken first. My impression is Ready, Fire, Aim is what is going on.

    I came into with Yahoo with a positive attitude, ready and able to make a contribution. I feel betrayed and disillusioned. Getting let go the same day two new people are brought in, is just wrong. Perhaps terror tactics work at first for dictatorships, but usually end badly for the dictators and the countries they lead.


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