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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Yahoo

Pros

Very challanging work environment. Fantastic engineers to work with. I've personally learnt a lot for the talented group. Good work life balance.

Cons

Not great senior leadership when I was working. The company tried to copy the innovations/ business models from the market leaders. I wish the senior leadership focused more on innovation.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still trying find its way

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

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a great place to work with strong culture irrespective of the location one works in. The people are pretty smart and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The management direction until the now has not been that great. It remains to be seen what will happen with the new CEO at the helm. Many projects get canned after a lot of investment which is a loss both to the company and its people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparent communication and clear strategy/goals is required to move the company forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company totally lacked focus

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will work with some of the best minds. There are lot of PostGrads and Phds around you. There is almost no politics. The biggest assets are its people. The company culture is pretty open. Employee welfare is taken care of. The knowledge sharing is enormous.

    Cons

    The company spends lot of money for people travelling to US from India. There are many frequent travellers. Nobody knows why they travel. Once an employee was sponsored for a trip to New Zealand for presenting her paper which she submitted during her PG days. That paper had nothing to with what Yahoo was doing. But she was sponsored by Yahoo to travel.
    Some managers are not technical and that affects the appraisal. In one appraisal my manager said I am an expert in an area. But I was only good in that area and started getting lot of works in that area from that point of time. I got the feeling that one can easily manage to deceive the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Under Marissa I hope it regains focus.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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