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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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1841 Other Employee Reviews for Yahoo (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great company, wonderful people, just needs to focus innovation around mass consumption.

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    It's amazing to have the reach of working on the world's largest website. Sorry, our competitors' users navigating through page after page of search results aren't comparable when it comes to the impact Yahoo! has on the average consumer.

    Cons

    Still too much focus on playing catch-up and not enough on figuring out what's next. Attempts at incubating these types of killer apps have been failures. Employees need the freedom to invent and launch the types of apps that competitors and startups are creating first, though most importantly they need direction on what will be compelling for a mass audience. Most hacks and "innovation" so far would be hardly seen (or used... or understood) outside of Silicon Valley or the tech community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on monetization of the installed base.

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  2.  

    mixed feelings, yet recommend as place to work.

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

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    fun place, good people to work with, professional work environment. Flexibility to work on different projects. Good employee benefits. A great brand on your resume and cool work culture.

    Cons

    mostly dis-organized and ad hoc. Some senior management folks don't have a clue and are poor communicators. Hope fully that is changing with management shakeup. Poor stock performance over past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what employees are doing & what systems are being used. More hours and late hours doesn't mean quality work.

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