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Updated 3 December 2018
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  1. "Good times in the Sydney Yahoo!7 office"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart engineers
    Fun people to work with
    Lively and happy atmosphere
    Very good work/life balance
    Good use of (some) open source code and tools
    Good benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    No clear direction for engineering. Not able to take engineering risks to innovate
    Pressure to launch with out much thought on maintenance
    Strong "not invented here" pressure against non-yahoo code


  2. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is good, have Friday drink, and good fellows as well

    Cons

    not so good at introducing new tech

    Advice to Management

    no so good, managers without such experiences

  3. "Good team culture, lack long term vision."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong team, good team culture.

    Cons

    Lack long term vision. the JV is doing more harm then good. Better to cut ties with 7 and stay as Yahoo.

    Advice to Management

    Have a long term vision.


  4. "Yahoo is a good place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Ability to grow with the company
    - Always new opportunities to explore

    Cons

    - Management can be over the top with micro management

    Advice to Management

    - Chill out a little


  5. "Great culture and development opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Sydney
    Former Employee - Marketing in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is fantastic. Lots of freedom and very easy to make friends. Lovely group of people. From a development perspective, you can learn skills fast and work on interesting projects

    Cons

    Veteran employees who have little interest in seeing the status quo change

    Advice to Management

    Revise strategy and stay ahead of the curve. Don't dwell on past successes


  6. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Sydney
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Made life long friends, flexible work arrangements, smart and talented employees, great parties!

    Cons

    Minimal career progression opportunities, constantly shifting priorities

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clarity around long term vision, create more career progression opportunities


  7. "A sad end"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people
    Good work/life balance
    Foosball table

    Cons

    Terrible communication from the top
    Turning into a local sales office for Verizon/Oath

    Advice to Management

    Look after your teams, and treat them with respect.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's time to stop being reactive and innovate"

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    Current Employee - Full Stack Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Full Stack Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Yahoo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Spend time making sure you are progressing on your career path.
    - Get to use cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    - Not the best product and project management teams
    - Need to innovate more instead of waiting


  9. "If you enjoy short term thinking and behaviour, this is the place for you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yahoo full-time

    Pros

    The brand has stature...to some people

    Cons

    Yahoo!7 has a completely disjointed relationship with its two joint venture partners; customer experience is never a priority; the only long term vision is the next quarterly result


  10. "Great performance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Delivery driven as a great employee

    Cons

    Can't say much about it