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"headed back downhill again"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

you can learn a lot and take a look at a lot of different technologies
standard silicon valley perks
there was a lot of positive energy and buzz in 2013

Cons

surprise changes in policy that are to your disadvantage (e.g. shortly before annual rewards per level bonus payout percentages are lowered drastically)
unfair compensation, huge spread
the old guard still rules, hard to change things, change is slow
a lot of policies sound better when announced by the CEO compared to what happens when they are implemented
lackluster products, no real innovation
a lot of iteration and reimplementation without ever shipping or only shipping after a lot of iteration and several reimplementations
bureaucracy, red tape and policy jungle
you might wait months until IT has your notebook ready (backlog due to budget constraints)

Advice to Management

There is a severe lack of accountability and ownership in the management chain between the SVP and the engineer.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (1)

    "very good."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good environment, big company, good co workers, good location

    Cons

    very much competition, working on deadlines

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be a great company but it's nothing like it was"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Applications Dev Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Applications Dev Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, casual dress, free phones, free food, upgraded laptops, good benefits, great pay

    Cons

    Org changes very frequently. No more work at home. Very ambiguous ratings procedures. Once you are "ranked" it can't be changed even if a grave mistake has happened. There is not appeal process and the ratings are not transparent. Poor communications with employees as far as business direction from top down.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the stacked ranking system. Bring back working from home. Keep your free food if you like. Clean house on crappy do nothing middle managers.

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