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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)

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.

Recommends
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  1.  

    Ignore the negative press, Yahoo! is a great company

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    Current Employee - Senior Director of Support  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Support in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    Pros

    Yahoo is a fantastic company. I have worked at some of the major high tech companies in the valley including Apple, and think Yahoo is the best. You can actually make a difference, and senior management is truly engaged and supportive.

    Cons

    Yahoo! currently is where Apple was in the early 90s. The media and analysts jump on everything negative and publicize it, while ignoring the positives. Staying positive and focusing on delivering results is difficult when everyone on the outside is constantly telling you how bad your company is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would continue to stick to the growth plan, deliver results, and be our own PR team.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic individual contributors, terrible management

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    Pros

    Very smart, talented and capable employees. Opportunity to learn how to be effective despite a not-so-perfect organization. Laid back atmosphere with plenty of resources. Good work-life balance if you join the right group. Some great managers to learn from and be mentored under.

    Cons

    Terrible, arrogant and incompetent management. Great managers get demoralized and defeated by the pattern of bad management at Yahoo and leave. Lower level employees too become disillusioned by either seeing their work go in vain or a lack of direction from senior management. Mediocre morale and constant feeling of being 'second-rate'. Vague and meaningless mission statement that evokes more confusion than anything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a more precise and understandable mission statement. Hire top engineering talent not paper pushing MBAs. Make tough decisions quickly and be willing to take big risks.

    Disapproves of CEO
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