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"Roller Coaster ride...exciting at times scary at others, never a dull moment!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great culture - friendly colleagues, open access to people, cross-team collaboration
Employee friendly policies - Unlimited sick leaves, free food/phone/transport, medical benefits
New focus on winning

Cons

Dead wood - entrenched hierarchies, poor leadership at middle management level leading to employee churn and poor execution

Advice to Management

Raise the bar for VPs & Directors and hold them accountable, get them out of their comfort zones

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. "Great learning opportunities, decent managers, and work flexibility."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Engineer, Revenue in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Service Engineer, Revenue in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large scale operations: Where 100 machines is a small group, and 10,000 QPS is sneeze-worthy.
    smart people: There's always people and experiences to learn from
    internal [horizontal] mobility: Want to change jobs b/c your current one is boring you? There's always another division you haven't worked in yet.

    Cons

    Siloing: groups don't always communicate cross-function very effectively.
    neophilia: Because it's new, it's better.
    Not-Invented-Here: We wrote it, it should be used over anything that wasn't made by us.
    "Bring out your dead!" "I'm not dead!": Internal tools marked 'deprecated' that never get properly replaced.


  2. "Strategic Account Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, open environment, no micro management.

    Cons

    Manage up culture, matrix sales process, too many management tiers.

    Advice to Management

    Work as a team, not as a layer for reporting.

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