Yahoo Employee Reviews about "upper management"
76% would recommend to a friend
(124 total reviews)
69% approve of CEO
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- "you get to work with (sometimtes) great people and hours are very flexible." (in 666 reviews)
- "Good benefits (great for mums)" (in 461 reviews)
- "covid the culture and atmosphere was great but not anymore I guess" (in 342 reviews)
- "Generally work life balance at Yahoo! is good except for 20 percent of the jobs." (in 291 reviews)
- "free food and resources" (in 270 reviews)
- "management is poor" (in 253 reviews)
- "Frequent Org changes and Layoffs" (in 177 reviews)
- "Management structure is pretty dysfunctional: there are simply too many managers that seem to drag any decision making and planning out for too long." (in 122 reviews)
- "Strategy is not always clear and senior leadership does not consistently drive towards a unified focus." (in 107 reviews)
- "Lack of vision by the upper management" (in 77 reviews)
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Updated Dec 5, 2023
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- 4.0Jul 1, 2015Senior Marketing ManagerFormer EmployeeSunnyvale, CA
Really great, smart people to work with.
Lack of clear decision making. Promotion structure is lacking and extremely arbitrary with quarterly review cycle. Upper management constantly changing focus and direction6
- 4.0Sep 20, 2014Small Business Web Hosting SupportFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsHillsboro, OR
There is definitely room for advancement if you can show ability to take on the tasks. The company is very open to employee input for solving issues or creating new tools. The health benefits package is very good. Immediate management are knowledgable of the product and advocate for their employees.
As usual in a large corporation, one department may not be aware of what another is doing. Upper management can be disconnected from what your team needs to do a job as efficiently as possible. Despite preaching customer appreciation/specific service levels, money is the ultimate determining factor on some decisions to the detriment of the product and brand. Corporate higher ups can sometimes implement well meaning policies that make the job harder as a knee-jerk response to a complaint. Outsourcing can sometimes be a looming threat. Some back-end systems appear to no-longer have maintainers that truly understand how it is put together. IT can't always fix strange network problems despite creating issues that ultimately hurt your metrics and may result in discipline. Somewhat moderate churn for front line employees and some management.1
- 3.0Jun 5, 2019Financial AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearOmaha, NE
good culture, and perks, free food, nice office
Upper management can be shady and keep information that is important to the employees
- 4.0May 14, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Great perks such as free coffee bar. Good benefits.
Continuous uncertainty about job stability due potential company break up as well as stack rank system that is biased at the upper management level.5
- 4.0Sep 9, 2021OTT Video Program ManagerCurrent EmployeeNew York, NY
I had an overall positive experience. I appreciate that my direct managers truly listened to my perspectives and upper management listened to theirs. I noticed continued changes based on our input.
It's still a mammoth of a media group and so of course there were issues with red-tape, slow-moving initiatives, and overall typical corporate culture that can sometimes make employees hesitant to state their deeper qualms with the company.
- 4.0Nov 18, 2008Senior Software EngineerCurrent EmployeeBengaluru
The best reasons to work for Yahoo I feel are: It is a fun filled environment, and most of the times, the work one does affects millions of users. The scale that Yahoo operates is amazing. A very good number of perks available. Subsidized Lunch. You get to learn something every other day. You get to meet people whom you mostly read of and never thought you could actually see. Good appreciation for work done. Teams cooperating with each other to get things done Overall, I feel, it is a very good company for a fresher, to gain more knowledge and expertise.
Proprietary technologies used heavily, leaving less scope for professional growth. Plagiarism and red tapism written all the way in upper management. The hiring process of late has been very bad, resulting in lots of under-talented people in the company, and then trying to clean them up with layoffs is a bad idea. Most of the time, you would see teams duplicating efforts, due to lack of good platforms to build things fast, secure and reliable. You also would find constant reorgs happening. Management some times doesn't feel the need to convey things to employees when needed. Hack days happen inviting ideas from employees, but wouldn't be evaluated in a proper fashion.
- 3.0Sep 18, 2023Principal ArchitectFormer EmployeeDulles, VA
The people and first line managers were great
upper management and C suite had no idea what they were doing
- 4.0Aug 13, 2014Anonymous ContractorFormer Contractor, more than 3 yearsSunnyvale, CA
Great perks! Also a creative environment where you can express yourself, but I hear this depends on your team. Most of the management was easy to work with. Their on boarding process was also well organized.
There were many times where goals were not clearly identified by upper management; many work hours spent spinning our wheels. There was a clear lack of communication between the channels.
- 3.0Apr 24, 2012Software EngineerCurrent EmployeeSanta Clara, CA
Good professional development. Was able to learn a lot which is definitely valuable for next job hunting.
The upper management has never been competent in recent years and right now the company is in total chaos. The company has lost the last bit of morale in the recent lay-off.