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A very flexible place to work but he senior management team and board are incompetent as far as I am concerned.

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Current Employee - Principal Engineer
Current Employee - Principal Engineer

I have been working at Yahoo

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The overall compensation package is pretty darn good and the work environment is very flexible.

Cons

Business and engineering processes are nearly non-existent. I could probably write a book on all of the problems within Yahoo.

Advice to Management

The lack of vision is really astounding. I have no problem with laying off people if there is justification and a well thought out plan behind the layoff. Executive management should try better communicating with senior management and solicit their input when making such major personnel changes. There should be clear strategic goals conveying what is trying to be accomplished.

Even when executive management does happen to come up with some goals, there never seems to be an tactical plan for accomplishing those goals. To me, this is a failure in communication between the executive management team and the senior management team.

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    Very political environment. Managers will take credit for your work, and co-workers will backstab you to get ahead.

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager

    I worked at Yahoo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were very competitive.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations and layoffs made the environment even more cut-throat, and contributed to low morale.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on product cross-promotion to increase customer retention. More focus on personalization of the user experience to drive monetization. More focus on partner monetization for international markets. Retain personnel who understands global product development and deployment from a technical and business perspective. Yahoo leadership has consistently cut too deep during layoffs, which has contributed to unnecessary loss of talent.

  2. The best of times. The worst of times

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The overall compensation and benefits are quite good, what you would expect from a Fortune 500 tech company. It's great to be able to work on products that are used by millions of customers globally as this presents unique challenges.

    Cons

    The constant changes in the organization structure and leadership team were a distraction and drain. Just when you would gain some momentum, you would reset. One step backward to only take one step forward.

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