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As Good As It Gets

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Current Employee - Editor  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Current Employee - Editor in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Yahoo

Pros

If you must endure corporate culture, Yahoo has one of the best environments in the Bay Area. The main campus mimics the layout of a university, but its maturity doesn't have the patchwork layout of other newer campuses. There's something to be said about having a decent gym, grounds, and people who are cordial to one another.

Cons

As with any company that has been around for a long time, Yahoo takes a while to shed dead weight. Part of that is indicative of a lack of nimbleness, as well as the Silicon Valley fantasy of the flat structure. Besides constantly seeking new talent, there needs to be an equal measure of in-house development of talent. New managers should be required to undergo leadership training, and promotions should not go hand-in-hand with seniority.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Yahoo should be a content company. Period. It has the power and perhaps the responsibility to reshape the new media landscape.

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    I bleed purple!

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    The culture at Yahoo is the best. The people you work with, the independence that you get to do the projects are some of the reasons Y! is the place to work for. Also, you can work from home anytime, any number of days, which is one great thing abt Y!

    Cons

    30% of the time, 30% of the employees are not doing anything. I am just throwing stats blindly here. But, most of the time the projects are in design phase and there are like so many meetings that you end up spending complete days sometimes in meetings. Also, most of these meeting have double the managers than engineers and they don't contribute much other than complicate things as they have to do something to justify their pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just focus on things we are good at and stop playing catch up.

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    One of Top-2 on the Web.

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    Current Employee - Product Management Director  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Management Director in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    awesome chance to build great products.

    Cons

    political chess games at EVP/SVP levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't think too much.

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