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The dinosaur of the Internet that still kicks ass

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Current Employee - Producer in Munich (Germany)
Current Employee - Producer in Munich (Germany)

I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

- Opportunity to work with world-class technology & people
- Good & cooperative atmosphere among colleagues
- International environment without any prejudice against foreigners
- Good hardware equipment for all business units & easy software approvals
- Nice & modern office in the city center (Munich, Germany)
- Voucher coupons for lunch breaks (probably only in Germany)
- Cool social area for breaks including a PS3 running FIFA soccer, Foosball table, Tschibo coffee machines
- A lot of meeting rooms including two hi-end video conferencing setups (Munich, Germany)

Cons

- Dishonest managers especially at the mid-level who think they will never need to work again after being promoted.
- Good tech people get promoted to managers, get a 1-week manager-training and fail badly.
- Reward system not working. People getting promoted by threatening to leave. No transparency or career development.
- Yearly Focal performance review process is a mess where you colleagues can really hurt you. It's not used to develop people but to annoy people so much that they leave on their own.
- Frustrating re-orgs or unnecessary business unit naming changes
- Wrong people get hired as everyone is scared to lose the headcount approval and not many people apply. HR support is almost non existent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to school. Especially the mid-level management looks like a bunch of control-freaks who think they can achieve their goals by pressuring their people instead of improving the process. Stop playing politics and silo-wars between business units but build partnerships. Show true leadership by getting your hands dirty and actually do something. My review is 4 of 5 as I think this mid-level management problem is wide-spread across the IT industry.

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    Great place!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Producer in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Producer in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment and perks with great people. Great connections for an internship.

    Cons

    None everything was great about the company as you work at your own pace

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    Great People

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    New to Yahoo?

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    Current Employee - Manager of Operations
    Current Employee - Manager of Operations

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Endless career opportunities, high exposure to new products, fast-paced, high level of talent. Excellent work-life balance, lots of perks (work from home, cell paid for, stock options, flexible hours, excellent benefits, etc.).

    Cons

    Lack of leadership at all levels. Lack of company vision, which trickles down into all facets of the company. 5 CEOs in the last year, and it is certainly felt throughout the company.

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    None.

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