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Only Engineering focussed ; not market focussed.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Yahoo full-time for more than a year

Pros

Very approachable senior management.
Nothing else I can think of

Cons

Too many people managing the show, rather than adding any value at all.
Keeps building products with total disregard to what works does not work in the field
Nothing seems to be going right here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please do something different, rather than trying to be so inward focussed.

No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great technology, rudderless leadersip

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Champaign, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Champaign, IL (US)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You will work with some very smart and bright people.
    Yahoo! experience especially on Hadoop, Pig etc is always a plus.

    Cons

    Leadership is generally direction less.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    The dinosaur of the Internet that still kicks ass

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Producer in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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