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"Potential but still a lot of baggage from the past."

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Former Employee - Research in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Research in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I liked Marissa Mayer a lot. She was pretty inspiring and seemed to really care about the welfare of the company. There is a lot of fear and baggage from the past that seeps into everything. Company has some sort of complex despite having a lot of smart people and good content.

The research work I did was really interesting. And in the time I was there, I saw some major improvements. I use Yahoo more than ever now. Met a few nice people. Fun sports and food. Had all the parts.

Cons

Not the most ethical group. Fear and the past challenges really have clouded some people's outlook. Quite sad. Typical big company politics and back stabbing. Felt a little more magnified here.

Some people really lacked character. Many who have been there a while have a very pessimistic view of Yahoo!. At times I wondered if they wanted Yahoo! to fail. I had never really seen that before.

The review "process" was a mess and not followed at all despite earnest promises. Still lots of non-sense.

Advice to Management

Split up the company into smaller more nimble and relevant groups. All the ingredients for greatness are there, but need to undo some things. Manage less on clicks and more on quality. Maybe admit your not a tech company in the traditional sense and focus on content---seemed like you were on the right path.

Try to encourage a real meritocracy, not just talk.

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” – Thomas Paine

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

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    "Engineering Leader"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Leader in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Leader in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture, flexible work hours and mostly nice people to work with.

    Cons

    A lot of political within middle management


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Intriguing opportunity with growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very transparent from top level, great initiatives and incentives to make Yahoo the best place to work, fun and smart people all around.

    Cons

    Lots of old culture still dragging the company down, internal competition causes a loss of focus of what is important, still difficult to move around the company.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management still needs a lot of improvement.


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