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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
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    Fantastic individual contributors, terrible management

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

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    Very smart, talented and capable employees. Opportunity to learn how to be effective despite a not-so-perfect organization. Laid back atmosphere with plenty of resources. Good work-life balance if you join the right group. Some great managers to learn from and be mentored under.

    Cons

    Terrible, arrogant and incompetent management. Great managers get demoralized and defeated by the pattern of bad management at Yahoo and leave. Lower level employees too become disillusioned by either seeing their work go in vain or a lack of direction from senior management. Mediocre morale and constant feeling of being 'second-rate'. Vague and meaningless mission statement that evokes more confusion than anything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a more precise and understandable mission statement. Hire top engineering talent not paper pushing MBAs. Make tough decisions quickly and be willing to take big risks.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    One of Top-2 on the Web.

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    Current Employee - Product Management Director  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Management Director in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Yahoo

    Pros

    awesome chance to build great products.

    Cons

    political chess games at EVP/SVP levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't think too much.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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