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"Redundant people and roles"

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Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Champaign, IL
Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Champaign, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

Pros

In CU area Yahoo is one of the better option for software development. All at site enjoy work and $$s.

Cons

Subtle level politics to keep favorite people (read "yes sir/madam") around by shuffling them around to different roles or teams. Good engineers who disagree have been let go using HR designed performance tools. Managers here define their own version of Yahoo way/culture to justify their deplorable actions.

Advice to Management

Finer oversight is needed from VPs. Do not fall for happy, smiley faces.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Good engineers. Mis-matched managers"

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    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Yahoo in Champaign, IL
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great engineers. You get to work with the best talent in CU area.

    Cons

    Managers and directors are living off of their team's accomplishments. Can not have a decent technical conversation with some of the managers and most directors. Can not justify them to be engineering leaders.

    Advice to Management

    One has to ask what exactly is the contribution of some of the managers and directors besides "managing people". Hire and promote more managers and directors who have "technical" skills and are not just administrators disguised as engineering "managers/directors". Fire the grandfathered managers and directors.


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Once a great culture, now turning into a concentration camp."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food, that's about it. All the pros are in the past, the pros are leaving in droves.

    Cons

    After all the layoffs and people leaving on their own, the core of hard workers are being overworked covering for those who are gone. Since the recent layoffs were done without any consideration for workforce requirements, they simply let people go based on their imbecilic quarterly reviews, now products are virtually falling apart without people to support them.

    Smart managers left or are leaving, the one's that are staying are mostly snakes good at politics and have nothing to do with improving company's performance. Just wait till Ali Baba goes public, and see what remaining value is left in this dump.

    Advice to Management

    Get a life.

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