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"Save the boat before it is too late"

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Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Best reasons to work for Yahoo-
Smart people
Challenging work
Multiple interesting projects

Cons

Down sides of working at Yahoo -
Poor management - constant re-orgs are a definite sign that management has little clue what to do. Layoffs were followed by new recruitment which was very hard to accompolish. How do you convince smart people to work for Yahoo with all the head lines going around?
Extremely short term oriented management
Not enough focus on end user experience
Too many managers - lay-offs targeted engineers who could not be blamed for the mess yahoo is in.
Some teams are useless and incompetent.

Advice to Management

Stop fooling people with empty pep talks. Be open and think long term.

Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo

  1. "Good company, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Great technology, lot of good ideas
    * Good software engineers
    * Reasonably higher pay
    * Great perks

    Cons

    * Top management totally clueless
    * Similar projects are initiated in many different parts of the company
    * Constant changes in priorities

    Advice to Management

    * Please quit your job and let some one who can run the company, run the company


  2. "Great perks, great compensation, great environment, but will they survive?"

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    Former Employee - Technical in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Technical in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Very fair compensation.
    2. VERY good benefits/perks. They are only beaten in this department by Google.
    2. Very friendly environment.
    3. Opportunities to move around within the company to enrich yourself.
    4. Very smart associates.
    5. If you are a self-starter, and can produce, then you can promote your personal brand, and make quite a name for yourself.

    Cons

    1. They may not exist in 3-4 years.
    2. They can sometimes overwork you.
    3. Management's competence and management's respect for you is somewhat in question. They can be consistently patronizing and superficially polite, which is annoying to MOST Software Engineers. They seem to be bogged down now with the events that are happening in the outside world, and seem frozen, unable to take appropriate action.

    Advice to Management

    - Define Yahoo!
    - Start taking action. There are many ideas floating around, so act on the ones that are cheap to implement, if you don't think they are going to work. Its only a matter of time before things begin to add together.
    - Find a new niche. Find a new model. Find a new purpose for being Yahoo! The current advertising model will fail if Yahoo! is irrelevant.
    - Hire good people. Get rid of the churn (not the good people) that promote themselves a bit TOO much, while not doing anything at all.
    - Get rid of the evangelists, and get back to business.

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