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Current Employee - Director  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

Pros

family friendly, recognized and respected brand name for users and as an employer, lots of opportunity

Cons

big boat that is trying to turn around, nice culture is a detriment, still a lot of fat

Advice to ManagementAdvice

decide on a strategy and STICK with it. communicate openly and broadly, and not just downward. empower the ranks who know what is going on, instead of hoarding the plans at the VP level

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    What a mess! Can you say YA-WHAT?

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    Former Employee - Talent Management Professionsl  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Talent Management Professionsl in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great working environment in terms of comfort and perks. Most people are friendly and work diligently.

    Cons

    No direction and culture is undefined. Turnover is ridiculously high especially at the top. How can you expect employees to be focused when the company has no direction. Management in the department where I worked led through intimidation, dishonesty and fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open mind when hiring. Marissa is saying degree only - would she not hire a Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? This practice is discriminatory and she should be very careful with this practice. Must lead, not demand and intimidate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    They have fallen ... and they can't get up.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free coffee, above average salaries. Sunnyvale office has great amenities, from gym to (now) free food at URLs.

    Cons

    Politicking, backstabbing, no directorial and above direction, constant goalpost changing, cronyism.

    Promotion and hiring inside Yahoo! is now more or less a question of knowing someone, not of being the best at your field. Most work is maintenance while developers and engineers wait for the next round of management changes, starting something new is guaranteed to being shut down as soon as the next reorg happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring your buddies to quickly bleed the company and start hiring qualified managers, directors, and above. Quit re-orging every three months, with so little time until everything changes again no one wants to start something new. Cut costs by not hiring your buddies into VP positions instead of cutting money for technology and infrastructure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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