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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

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  

    Decent engineers and designer, poor senior management that lacks discipline and accountability

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Very good work life balance and respect for employees
    Have the opportunity to address very large audiences around the world
    Opportunity to develop new products in a large scale

    Cons

    Classic 'ivory tower' behavior by senior management
    Senior management believes they know it all and do not seek opinions and advice of their people on the ground
    Lacks discipline across the org

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower recommendations to come from below and transform them into the right decisions
    Start behaving in a disciplined way and have expectations of your people
    Set goals, measure and have benefits/consequences

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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