Yahoo Employee Reviews about "senior management"

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  • "Senior management team is somehow subjective(in 100 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Yahoo!

      Jun 30, 2015 - Director of Engineering in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      Great co-workers, corporate culture, benefits.

      Cons

      Multiple layoffs each year, high churn in senior management (C-level, SVP-level) resulting in continuous disruption in strategy/direction.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      VP

      Oct 12, 2018 -  
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      Pros

      great people, free food, good benefits

      Cons

      shifting strategy and priorities, senior management

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Software Engineer

      Apr 9, 2018 - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      Benefits and perks are best in industry. Generous pay packages. Lot of internal opportunities

      Cons

      Very unstable. Lot of changes in management. Employee career management is not taken seriously. Senior management enjoying absolute powers Less respect for engineers

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      AE

      Sep 15, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Strong product set with first party data that does work for clients.

      Cons

      Very poor senior management with lack of direction who define disengenious people. Stay far away from the NYC sales office. Iceberg right ahead!

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      An epic clusterf**k

      May 2, 2016 - Editor in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Good benefits, competitive salaries, some nice perks. The offices are nice, the food is good (or at least it used to be).

      Cons

      The level of incompetence and bureaucratic dysfunction is mind boggling. It's like they recruited the top level of management directly out of Clown College. People in senior management leave and never get replaced; their direct reports hang around waiting for a new manager or at least some marching orders, but none arrive, so either they rest and vest or they get bored and leave. The organization is highly silo'd; the engineers don't talk to the marketing or media people and no one understands each other. There is no chief operating officer who can make these factions work together, so they end up working against each other -- thus explaining why Yahoo cannot get out of its own way. And the HR process is a disaster; it takes months and months to approve a single hire.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      The best job you'll be happy to leave

      Feb 10, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      You'll work alongside bright, talented and ambitious peers who often see the big picture and have good instincts on how to achieve success when faced with significant obstacles.

      Cons

      The bane of Yahoo! is senior management. They're a tribe of executive nomads who roam between companies looking to loot as much as possible until they either leave of their own accord or are forced out. I attended a company all-hands meeting once where a brave soul stood up and verbalized what I held inside for the better part of 5 years... at Yahoo!, the only criteria for strategic direction is that it be significantly differentiated from that of the former regime. Plenty of accountability at the lower levels, but executive management gets endless free passes.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Account Director

      Feb 24, 2016 - Senior Account Director in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great people in lower management, product debelopent and individual contributor roles who are very smart, adaptable and able to succeed in the midst of challenging conditions.

      Cons

      Senior management is completely out of sync with teams on the front line. Shift in direction countless times while not ensuring previous commitments to clients are kept. .

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Neutral

      Oct 12, 2015 - Research in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      Benefits of a large Silicon Valley tech company. Excellent and talented colleagues.

      Cons

      A tremendous amount of effort is put into hiring the best candidates only to turn around and micromanage. Quarterly reviews have the potential to build a strong culture if they were used to encourage growth. Unfortunately they only inspire fear based management and, in turn, fear based performance. Middle management is not trained well to improve as managers. Too much focus is placed on appearance of providing support to all product teams and recognition from senior management, rather than setting a strategy for where effort will make the most impact. Direct reports are expected to keep doing more because management doesn't understand (or just don't hold themselves accountable for the fact that) providing quality support to product teams begins with setting a strategy and clearly communicating to product teams what can and can't be covered. Employees end up being asked to do more and more because management doesn't play the role of prioritizing and saying no even when it's appropriate to do so. Employees are left to do this on their own and then not supported when issues arise. Last but not least, there is lack of understanding that while pay is important, morale and support is often more important.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Senior management needs a change

      Aug 17, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
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      Pros

      Free food and beverages. Newer management additions are bringing intelligent ideas and change for the better.

      Cons

      Senior management in the location has no clue how to run the support business unit in Hillsboro and continuously makes uneducated decisions. Morale is at an all time low and most of the talent has already left the company seeking new opportunities and career advancement. When job opening come up they are almost always filled from the external sources since backfilling positions is close to impossible. The hiring process needs to be completely revamped or internal growth will continue to be a scarce commodity.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great people, no real direction

      Jul 14, 2015 - Senior Manager in Santa Monica, CA
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      Pros

      At many levels (excluding E-staff), Yahoo hires exceptional people. It's filled with folks with a high business and emotional IQ. The pay is solid as are the benefits.

      Cons

      Current senior management have no real plan for long term growth. As a result, employees are generally tasked with working on products and doing deals with no sense about how their work fits into the overall direction of the company. This sense of frustration can be found at nearly every level and explains why there has been such an exodus of talent in the last two and a half years.

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      2 people found this review helpful
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