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"Great place to work... as long as you don't have to keep looking over your shoulder"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Yahoo full-time

Pros

- Absolute best benefits
- Great work-life balance
- Great campus vibe
- Opportunity to learn a lot
- A lot of smart people work here

Cons

- Stack ranking has made it very competitive and it's not enough to just do your job well, you have to outdo your peers which makes things very political

Advice to Management

Innovate, innovate and innovate.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. "Fun place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catered lunches; relaxed atmosphere; really friendly coworkers; occasional after-hours poker or whiskey bar

    Cons

    Sometimes feels like have no say in direction of products; sometimes akin to body shop


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Behind the doors politics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, work flexibility most of the time.

    Marissa has been good for Yahoo! I do not agree with people who diss no more work from home policy. Maternity and paternity benefits are just great. Even though many will not get to use these, it shows what is important to company and the culture they want to build.

    Cons

    Good new talent is very difficult to attract.

    There is a cultural disconnect between Chamapign and the rest of Yahoo. People who have never travelled to HQ don't even know. Older managers try gimmicks to keep their influence because they are aware of their technical shortcomings. Sadly likeability of managers is what is keeping them in place. Fiefdoms!

    Managers do not give real feedback face to face because it makes them less likeable. Behind the doors though, they do not shy away from taking others down. I know first hand because I overheard a very interesting conversation through the porous conference room walls. There is a very well defined them Vs management Vs HQ thinking.

    Advice to Management

    There are some good engineers who can make great contributions if they had more honest and technical managers.


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