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"Yahoo = Second Banana"

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Benefits are really good, subsidized cafeteria, great people.

Cons

Lack of direction, morale. Google gets all the attention (and profits). Squandering of a formerly great company.

Advice to Management

1) Big layoffs to reduce expenses
2) Figure out what Yahoo stands for - no one seems to know (Google = search, Microsoft = software, Yahoo = ??? email, gossip news???, large audience??). When I was there, Marketing couldn't come up w/ a coherent message b/c no one could figure out what defines Yahoo. A bunch of lame marketing at that time - FUSE acronym, TV commercials w/ people carrying around placards w/ URLs on them, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Ask not what you can do for Yahoo ask what Yahoo can do for your."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free gourmet coffee. Great Gym.

    Cons

    Management is clueless. There are way too many employees in Yahoo! now that are interested solely in bettering their resumes. There is no interest whatsoever in company profitability or advancement of existing strengths. You will find a great example of this in two failed products both launched simultaneously because two groups of employees thought they can to do it better. I am talking about mash.yahoo.com and 360.yahoo.com both competing with many other "Web 2.0" products. Take Panama: Some fathead employees convinced management that they should waste >1000 Man Years to rewrite an already existing product. Instead of bettering pieces that did not work well they let the existing system painfully burn to the ground, letting millions of $ or revenue go. They are doing the same with Apex. No wonder they are losing the old timers like mice from a sinking ship.

    Advice to Management

    Play your strengths.


  2. "Yahoo! is a great place to work & learn"

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    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting, well-known company that made the internet and will change the internet. It's great to be at the leading edge, and also to work at a company that everyone has heard of. On the personal side, Yahoo! is very respectful of people, and treats employees very well. My fellow employees are smart, fun and interesting people.

    Cons

    sometimes leadership & priorities aren't as clear as they should be. the flip side of being at a publicly visible company when things are going great is that it's still a publicly visible company when we're going through a change in direction.
    But, we will prevail.

    Advice to Management

    continue the turn-around. recent leadership hires are exactly what we need! in particular the new CTO and folks he's brought in are already making an impact.

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