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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.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Yahoo

  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)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    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.  

    Love Yahoo!...but DISAPPOINTED

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    Current Employee - Exec  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Exec in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    People are great, culture is good, brand is fun

    Cons

    Leadership at the Exexutive Level, decision making is impossible, Yahoo cant get out of its own way a lot of the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to Listen, Need to Clean House (especially in Sunnyvale), Process needs to be Simplifed, Product and initiatives need to be Prioritized, the workforce needs to be reduced significantly

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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