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"Amazing people and possibilities but bleak"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Amazing people working on unsurpassed problems and solving with great excellence. People do not appreciate the great undertaking of maintaing one of the biggest websites on the planet and yet still keep innovating.

Cons

Although a lot of people are very excited to be working at Yahoo, it looks like a lot of people still lost that fire that were keeping them going.

Advice to Management

Make sure people are excited to be at Yahoo. There is a lot of potential here and the Yahoo brand is still worth a lot.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very Unsettling"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits packages. Good work life balance, flexiblity to telecommute. You also get a chance to work with some very smart people.

    Cons

    Very uncertain environment, bloated middle management, constant reorgs - In 2 yrs I saw 4 reorgs, very unsettling, you never know if you are going to work on the same thing or will be switched to a different project.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the mid-level management. Please reduce the layoff/hiring cycles.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great folks, can-do attitude, the salaries are great, lively environment, great location in California

    Cons

    Bonuses are stingy, teams do not always collaborate, takes too much time to get other teams to do things right (may impede your own progress), data quality is highly buggy and takes too much time to figure out, too many migration projects and stale projects, too little support on important projects, product managers sometimes run the show (into the ground)

    Advice to Management

    Please see my comments above, and try to retain the best employees.

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