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1 person found this helpful  

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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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Engineer
Current Employee - Principal Engineer

I have been working at Yahoo

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting environment filled with stupid upper management spoiling the company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Good management of work-life balance
    Great support from colleagues
    Technically sound people; so a lot to learn

    Cons

    Too much panic situation in upper management
    Insecurity in the mind of employees because of frequent lay-offs
    Too many stupid decisions taken in too less time and going nowhere even after doing that
    Wasting talent, letting go brilliant minds who end up joining competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please please please act wisely. Firing people is easy, winning trust of good people is NOT

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, good, but it wore on me after 4 years of constant change and poor management decisions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yahoo

    Pros

    A dynamic high energy company when things are good. Smart and creative people with nice camaraderie. Great world wide brand recognition.

    Cons

    Lacks a clear vision of what the company is all about. The sooner they figure this out, the sooner they can focus their resources in the right direction.

    INNOVATE - come up with something that is game changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a rotational aspect to the company that encourages more bottoms up promotions. There is a a layer of VP's that just get recycled after each re-org and maybe it is time for new leadership at this level.

    No opinion of CEO
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