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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Front End Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Current Employee - Front End Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Yahoo

Pros

You are allowed to figure out your own ideal balance between work and play. Hours are very flexible, time off is generous, work early or late as you prefer. Many work from home.

Cons

Poor direction. The last few years have seen projects released with no followup or maintenance, other projects restarted several times or cancelled close to release. There is no clear plan of attack for Yahoo's comeback. Subsequently we have lost almost all the "big name" web devs who used to be a selling point to incoming engineers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick a direction and stick with it. Don't plan and replan and replan, just execute and trust in the results.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for experience, but a somewhat chaotic atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Good Benefits
    Helpful severance package, that definitely looks out for laid off employees

    Cons

    Too many moving parts
    Lots of internal conflict

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully Yahoo can move back to a collaborative environment rather than a constant competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Laid back teams with ample flexibility!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good team atmosphere where people share a banter
    - Employee friendly policies
    - Good quality of work in certain teams (not all though)
    - The 'Yahoo' brand is genuinely believed in, by most people

    Cons

    - Vertical growth may be stunted
    - Salary may be less than the extremely competitive average figure of the internet industry
    - Slow decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Please make smaller teams which can work & deliver faster
    - Please remove the extra layers of hierarchy, read the product managers & Sr. PMs
    - Please concentrate on innovation & not execution of the web properties already running

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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