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"Enjoyable place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, company's going in the right direction- still some red tape to get thru"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and perks
    Opportunity to work hard and learn a lot
    People seem to be generally happy- so it's a good environment right now

    Cons

    Too many changes that happen because one person (CEO) makes a decision, that trickles down and affects too many people. Not enough leadership at the top to challenge the CEO decisions when it comes to people. Understand she should lead product/revenue facing decisions. But when it comes to the people and how the employees are treated, an algorithm or calculation won't work- they are humans, with feelings and desires.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the details, and let your leadership team lead. They are paid to make the big, tough decisions, so let them. Quarterly performance reviews, forced distributions, etc just blog down middle managers and add's to the frustration around a lack of empowerment and autonomy.


  2. "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.


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