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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Work culture is superb. Lots of avenues for expressing creativity. Was quite open and transparent in the beginning (about 7 years ago). Learning and development department conducts good trainings on a multitude of things from hadoop to interviewing skills. Opportunities to grow were good till about 3 years back.Cons
Teams are siloed. No one knows (or even wants to know) what other teams are doing. All-hands are insanely boring, more like mundane project status meetings. There was a time when the "snacks" during these all-hands was like a full-fledged buffet. It's now reduced to one cupcake or quiche.
CEO talks of transparency, but there is hardly any. People are not involved in much decision making.
There is no passion for the product or for the customer. It's all about delivery delivery and delivery.
Tech Pulse has just become a show of strength now rather than a platform for innovation.
It seems Bangalore center is trying too hard to show it's value to Sunnyvale.
Senior leadership is little or absent. It's like a captainless boat swaying to the winds that blow from Sunnyvale.
They try too hard to monetize everything, and all monetization is mostly about ads. No emphasis on products or user experience (UX has degraded from iteration to iteration).Advice to ManagementAdvice
Advise to CEO: Get rid of non-performing unnecessary managers and directors and VPs and SVPs. Not sure why so many levels are required here in India. Even with so many levels, its mostly the engineers running the show all the way.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
Discussed many technical questions. Past projects, architecture, detailed design pattern discussions An hour long session to build a system from scratch.
Many rounds of interview covering soft skills, presentation skills, leadership attributes, team management, talent acquisition, handling outsourced work were askedInterview Questions
- Walk me through a employee let-go scenario in your team Answer Question
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