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Yahoo Product Manager Reviews

Updated Jan 29, 2019

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  1. "Awesome place to work"

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

    I have been working at Yahoo for less than a year

    Pros

    1. culture of 'lets try it out' 2. Free gourmet food 3. work life balance 4. Free shuttles

    Cons

    1. some cross org politics

    Yahoo2017-03-30
  2. "Poor outlook, strong workforce"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employees are treated well and highly encouraged to push the boundaries of possibilities. Strong intellect from fellow Yahoos about the past and present of the company. Open culture that moves fast.

    Cons

    Some are stuck with nostalgia of the historic silicon valley brand which hinders the ability to look forward on how to win in their competitive market. Employees are stacked ranked and some managers rotate the high rating around the team to avoid losing talent. This also prevents the ability to promote given the lack of a consistent rating.

    Advice to Management

    Yahoo is under new leadership due to the merger. Keep the focus on the employees and find ways to get leadership to invest in future technologies (AR/VR, AI) in new channels.

    Yahoo2019-01-29
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity to work with smart people but poor top management"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to work with very smart and talented people at a large company with room to grow. As with any large company, a lot depends on the team you are on. I was fortunate to be on a great team that was managed like a startup within the larger company.

    Cons

    I was at Yahoo! for 5 years. At the start things were great but the culture took a dive in the last year. This was in large part due to the fact that management encouraged internal competition causing employees to withhold ideas and information in fear others would steal the idea to reap credit. In addition, we had to deal with large egos at the top, often resulting in poor product decision. Yahoo became a top-down organization...

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    Advice to Management

    Work on creating a bottom-up organization to encourage employee engagement, creativity and ultimately build great products.

    Yahoo2018-05-09
  4. "Open culture, great learning and lots of fun"

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

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People will be receptive to your ideas, and acknowledge your labor. Media usually paints a different (and at times dismal) picture for Yahoo, but its a hard core Technology company. You'll get to work with really bright folks and will learn (and do) cool stuff that matters.

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic, and some legacy debt hounds certain teams.

    Yahoo2017-11-17
  5. "Great teams, smart people but scattered upper management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Disclaimer: I quit many years ago. It was great to work on innovative products that were used by millions of people all over the world. The talent pool was all-in-all great and the work environment is fun and friendly. Great compensation level.

    Cons

    Upper management changed constantly as did the operating thesis. This led to high turn-over and lots of missed opportunities. Slightly de-motivating to be with the constant beating horse of the Valley.

    Yahoo2017-10-20
  6. "Senior Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Timing Free food, gym flexible vacations good pool of talent free phone/reimbursements

    Cons

    limited growth communication with manager is no so transparent very difficult to apply and get tuition reimbursements

    Advice to Management

    employee career growth

    Yahoo2017-06-06
  7. "Good Company to Work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture, Perks, fun to work at, fast paces environment

    Cons

    Uncertainty around future state. Too many organizational changes.

    Advice to Management

    Provide felling of security to talent. There is too much attrition.

    Yahoo2017-04-27
  8. "one of the best companies to work for -- if you find the right team"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great culture great perks smart, friendly people

    Cons

    lackluster management, legacy mess, constant reorgs, layoffs

    Yahoo2017-03-04
  9. "good pay, low morale"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I came over to Yahoo via an acquisition and our team was relatively isolated for a while, but ultimately got integrated within the broader Yahoo org. The pay was good, there were lots of opportunities to work on interesting projects, and there were some smart and motivated people still there.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the majority of Yahoo employees seemed to have lost their drive and motivation, and I think it was a direct result of lack of inspiration and clear strategy from the top.

    Advice to Management

    It's a bit too late now, but a clearer product strategy, stronger confidence in the staff, and increased transparency would have gone a long way to help motivate the employees to perform at a higher level.

    Yahoo2017-01-23
  10. "Great place to change hats!"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to move around within the company. Work life balance. Good perks. Free food.

    Cons

    Negative media. Quarterly review system. Hiring is very difficult and it can be hard to get the right people in the right jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and don't assume that if they are not talking that everything is okay. Get rid of the quarterly review system that hurts team work and makes high performers leave.

    Yahoo2016-12-13
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