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Its a fun environment everybody is really nice and care for each other

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

I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great Salary, Awesome work environment, and kick ass benefits.

Cons

Maybe some drainage of talent but we are ramping up and will be competitive very soon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lets keep hiring great Talent into the company at any cost.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company of endless reorgs, lay offs and CEOs

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good Health Plan
    - Free Lattes at least
    - You learn scaleability by serving one of the most crowded user base after Google and Facebook

    Cons

    If you work in Yahoo, you should have nerves to handle never ending reorganizations,lay offs and CEO searches ever since 2008. Since then massive reorgs took place every other year: 2008,2010 and 2012, along with countless smaller scale reorgs went unnoticed by media.
    After every reorgs and thousands laid off, then yahoo start hiring agressivelly just after couple of months to fill very same racks, so then quickly Yahoo ends up same headcount before reorg started.

    Note for the Immigrants: If you are an immigrant,the outlook is even worse: Yahoo cannot apply for green cards since it's constantly laying off people. Even though you were lucky to get your labor application while things are quite,your application will be denied as soon as Yahoo does a new reorg, which always does!

    CEOs and upper management have no clue about reorg,so they hire Boston Consultancy Group to tell them what to do. Do you imagine any of a hot internet companies like Facebook, Apple or Google ever go and ask management consultancies what to do?

    Yahoo has simple answer to most difficult problems: ship it to India! If product X,Y,Z (fill in the blanks shopping,travel,messenger,search,advertising) cannot compete with Google,FB et al,always solution is to ship those products to India,expect the amazing talent of India thrive those products. Google,Apple and Facebook must be stupid not do it this way!

    From compensation wise,RSUs and stock options are like joke, even principal engineers given RSUs worth of peanuts. Most engineers esp those joined pre 2010 have options drowned way under the water.

    Paid lunch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stability,focus,please don't change plans every other day. Have a vision for god sake and stick with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    overly bureaucratic and very top heavy org

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Burbank, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Burbank, CA (US)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    smart technologists and product people still abound
    new google ceo in 2012 may change culture

    Cons

    too many executives and no singular focus
    too many touch points to get anything done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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