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Never thought I'd have a job like this.

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Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Omaha, NE (US)
Current Employee - Account Manager in Omaha, NE (US)

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

Pros

Fun, fast paced environment.
Free food.
Great benefits.
Awesome Culture
Growing Stock Price

Cons

Competitive Promotions
Below Average Wages
Mediocre Public Perception
Decreasing Market Share

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest In and Develop Talent
Listen to Employees

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't do contract work for Yahoo.

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    Former Employee - Service Reliability Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Service Reliability Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Yahoo treats regular employees well, they are trying to implement new management techniques like "Tribal Leadership" and "KanBan." The free food is a nice perk - but really helps the company since there are no nearby restaurants. To a contractor, It felt like regular employees were satisfied overall with their jobs.

    Cons

    My immediate managers were terrible. Hands off is OK, but they gave no feedback or misleading information. In retrospect, I felt I was being set-up to fail. For contractors, tribal leadership means you get voted off the island before you even have a chance to see where the island is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check on how your middle managers handle contractors. If a middle manager recommends terminating contracts after five weeks in the middle of training, something is seriously broken somewhere. Either your hiring process is broken, or your expectations are unrealistic. Try to figure out what's broken first. My impression is Ready, Fire, Aim is what is going on.

    I came into with Yahoo with a positive attitude, ready and able to make a contribution. I feel betrayed and disillusioned. Getting let go the same day two new people are brought in, is just wrong. Perhaps terror tactics work at first for dictatorships, but usually end badly for the dictators and the countries they lead.

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

    Learned a lot during my time there

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    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Yahoo in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people. Large scale engineering.

    Cons

    Middle mgmt was weak. Lots of tech debt and too many teams caused friction and lack of innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tech Debt is bringing down engineering at Y!. Phase out "old" systems that the original authors aren't willing to support. Move to Open Source solutions and contribute back. This will allow you to find engineers motivated to work for Y!.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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