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"Enjoyable place to work"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Lot of existing tools quickly build a product
- Groups are generally fairly autonomous, you can have a say in product direction
- Perks aren't bad
- Plenty of smart people haven't left, can still learn quite a bit

Cons

- Lots of layoffs (at the time)
- Misallocation of resources- some groups have more people than they need, others don't have enough.

Advice to Management

Free food was a great idea. Huge morale booster.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. "Customer Care fosters a culture of bullying and unethical practices"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Training in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Care Training in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, a lot of people on the lower rungs who honestly want to do a great job and think about the customer.

    Cons

    There has been so much change and leadership swapping that the mid-level managers who are still there are often the ones that are the least qualified (if they had anything on the ball, they would have gone somewhere else) and the most unethical.

    Advice to Management

    It isn't hard to find them. Look for the ones who have very high turnover and have negative reviews from their teams. I don't know how they talk their way out of it because the data is there.


  2. "Lots of good people, huge numbers of users, needs to cut layers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Tons of users. Lots of opportunity if you're effective at getting things done in big organizations.

    Cons

    Too many layers, which slows does the ability to innovate and respond effectively to opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the layers. Focus on the key media properties: Sport, News, Finance, Front Page

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