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Never thought I'd have a job like this.

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Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Omaha, NE (US)
Current Employee - Account Manager in Omaha, NE (US)

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

Pros

Fun, fast paced environment.
Free food.
Great benefits.
Awesome Culture
Growing Stock Price

Cons

Competitive Promotions
Below Average Wages
Mediocre Public Perception
Decreasing Market Share

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest In and Develop Talent
Listen to Employees

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't do contract work for Yahoo.

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    Former Employee - Service Reliability Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Service Reliability Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Yahoo as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Yahoo treats regular employees well, they are trying to implement new management techniques like "Tribal Leadership" and "KanBan." The free food is a nice perk - but really helps the company since there are no nearby restaurants. To a contractor, It felt like regular employees were satisfied overall with their jobs.

    Cons

    My immediate managers were terrible. Hands off is OK, but they gave no feedback or misleading information. In retrospect, I felt I was being set-up to fail. For contractors, tribal leadership means you get voted off the island before you even have a chance to see where the island is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check on how your middle managers handle contractors. If a middle manager recommends terminating contracts after five weeks in the middle of training, something is seriously broken somewhere. Either your hiring process is broken, or your expectations are unrealistic. Try to figure out what's broken first. My impression is Ready, Fire, Aim is what is going on.

    I came into with Yahoo with a positive attitude, ready and able to make a contribution. I feel betrayed and disillusioned. Getting let go the same day two new people are brought in, is just wrong. Perhaps terror tactics work at first for dictatorships, but usually end badly for the dictators and the countries they lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    look good on CV for next job(hopefully)
    Food is alright

    Cons

    Absolutely no career development, your idea will not be listened, if you are an engineer, be prepared to be a code monkey.
    No strategy at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yahoo London engineering team is really not competitive, due to the poor management. The senior director should leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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