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Updated December 14, 2018
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  1. "Senior Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Great people and way to move up.

    Cons

    Layoffs for years made them loose good people.


  2. "financial analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great perks and great culture

    Cons

    high turnover in overall company

  3. "Technical Yahoo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility nice colleagues, good project and facilities

    Cons

    Too little control, lack of product direction


  4. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, people. Free food

    Cons

    Long hours hectic pace sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanage


  5. "Purple spirit never die"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    happy family, good benefits and great working colleagues

    Cons

    too much work and under resource


  6. "Good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a junior engineer and I got to work with some really intelligent senior people. They always made time for me and they really helped me grow as an engineer.

    Cons

    Management from the very top could be all over the place and cataclysmic shifts in the direction of the product occurred every year.


  7. "Great people, questionable direction"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Exceptional engineering talent: I worked with some of the brightest and most professional people I have ever met
    - Great educational and advancement opportunities for new grads (Engineering Associates Program, Design Associates Program, etc)
    - EXCELLENT benefits, which is to say, very competitive benefits in Silicon Valley (free meals, gym, on-site health and wellness center, great insurance, 401k matching, etc)
    - Generous PTO policy: 15 -> 20 PTO days after 3 years, 6 floating holidays (you get them immediately at the beginning of the year, no slow accrual), unlimited sick days

    Cons

    - Retention: the company struggles with retaining this aforementioned talent
    - Since the Verizon acquisition, corporate leadership feels fairly distant, and mostly interested in the sales side of the company
    - Varying levels of quality and leadership across different divisions of the company

    Advice to Management

    Pick a few areas where the company either has traction or is actually dominant, even if they aren't huge money makers (e.g., Fantasy Sports) and invest heavily in them, while continuing to prune efforts that just aren't working. Also, instill a culture of transparency, where employees are not afraid to report mistakes (particularly security-related ones)!

  8. "Company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    good technology, open source contributions

    Cons

    Missed opportunities, too many CEOs


  9. "principal software enginner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    work load is not big

    Cons

    execution is slow. PM quality is low.


  10. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    Best company to work at in the early years

    Cons

    Too slow to adapt. Lost focus and fell behind google