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Updated Aug 17, 2019

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  1. "VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great people, free food, good benefits

    Cons

    shifting strategy and priorities, senior management

    Advice to Management

    none

    Yahoo2018-10-13
  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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

    Advice to Management

    Protect engineers. Give them a chance to grow and innovate. Engineers are not slaves of Engineering managers or Product managers

    Yahoo2018-04-09
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    "AE"

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

    I worked at Yahoo

    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!

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course didn't work out to well in 2014-2016. The company still has layers of management that do NOTHING while their sales team are out fighting for every ad dollar possible. Help your ad sales teams out and develop a real strategy while giving your sales teams better native tools to work with.

    Yahoo2016-09-15
  4. Helpful (3)

    "An epic clusterf**k"

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    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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....

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    Advice to Management

    Just give up. Sell the thing to someone with at least an outside chance of running a competent organization.

    Yahoo2016-05-02
  5. Helpful (9)

    "The best job you'll be happy to leave"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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...

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    Advice to Management

    Please resign and suggest to the BOD that a "promote from within" policy be instituted for a minimum of 2 years until the company can course correct. The worker bees know how to create amazing content, they just need senior management to be pushed aside.

    Yahoo2016-02-10
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    "Account Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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. .

    Advice to Management

    Constant swirl in media about the future of the company makes building advertising relationships a challenge. Lead in an open and honest way that does not simply paint a picture of positive hope without a plan or communication strategy to those looking in.

    Yahoo2016-02-24
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Neutral"

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    Former Employee - Research in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    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...

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    Advice to Management

    Communication and accountability needs to be both ways, and management needs to be accountable for their part in seeking feedback from below. Quarterly reviews should have more focus on development than just what the employee is not doing for the company or their manager.

    Yahoo2015-10-13
  8. "Senior management needs a change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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...

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    Advice to Management

    Proper management training as well as adding experience to the team would improve life dramatically.

    Yahoo2015-08-18
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Yahoo!"

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 10 years

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the continual layoffs and stop hiring people in top management seats who are not in it for the long haul.

    Yahoo2015-06-30
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, no real direction"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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...

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    Advice to Management

    Identify and share your plan for the direction of the company. FYI is appreciated, but often comes across as lip service and avoids the big question that everyone wants answered. Finally make Yahoo Mail a best-in-class product and you can build momentum around that. No excuse for Mail to still have so many issues - it should be priority #1.

    Yahoo2015-07-14
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