Jerry Yang: What Yahoo Employees Have Said About HimBy: Chris Crum - January 18, 2012
As you may know, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has resigned from all positions at the company. Glassdoor has taken the opportunity to share what some Yahoo employees have said in reviews on the site (dating back to 2008).
“Jerry Yang continues to be Chief Yahoo and his role has always been dubious. It appears that Jerry wants to have the cake and eat it too. It is time that senior leadership develops some spine to tell Jerry that it is time for him to let go.” – Yahoo Employee (Sunnyvale, CA)
“You should get rid of people higher up who have ego problems. They only got to their spots because they started out early during the tech boom.” – Yahoo Employee (location n/a)
“Jerry Yang was an inefficient CEO but at least he really cared about technology.” – Yahoo Search Editor (Sunnyvale, CA)
“Jerry Yang should never have been made CEO.” – Yahoo Product Manager (Sunnyvale, CA)
Glassdoor provides the following chart on approval rating among employees (for Yang and recently ousted Carol Bartz):
Here’s what a few employees have said about what could be improved about the company today:
“Multiple re-orgs can be tiring, but hopefully that’s behind Y! with the new CEO as of early 2012.” – Yahoo Employee (Sunnyvale, CA)
“No room to grow, company is shrinking and directors and vps have been there forever. Constant reorgs” – Yahoo Product Manager (Sunnyvale, CA)
“Constant reorganization. Lack of clarity in company’s objectives. Selfish senior management (VP and up). Highly political.” – Yahoo Human Resources (Sunnyvale, CA)
At least some employees have apparently been impressed with new CEO Scott Thompson so far, but others are fearing layoffs.