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A Win For Parents At Yahoo

A Win For Parents At Yahoo

We love her. We hate her. We love her. We hate her.

Since accepting the position as Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer has not stopped making waves. We loved her as a strong, powerful, female CEO of a big, important company … then some were irked when she took a two-week maternity leave after giving birth to her first child. More »

Marissa Mayer Finally Defends Her Controversial Work-From-Home Policy

Marissa Mayer Finally Defends Her Controversial Work-From-Home Policy

In February, Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer made headlines when she revoked her employees’ privilege to work from home. She also kicked off a national conversation about whether working from home makes employees more productive, or whether it makes them less innovative, and whether a male CEO would have gotten as much flak for making the same decision. But Mayer herself has remained silent on the issue since she issued the controversial memo — until now. More »

Yahoo’s HR Boss Commutes 6,000 Miles A Week For Work

Yahooâs HR Boss Commutes 6,000 Miles A Week For Work

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to ban telecommunicating sparked a national debate over work-life balance (some of it taking place on this very site), yet one Yahoo employee is going to extreme lengths — thousands of miles of length, to be exact — to fulfill Mayer’s wish of having “all hands on deck.” Jacqueline Reses, Yahoo!’s Executive Vice President of People and Development, commutes 6,000 miles a week to the office. (And here I was grumbling about how slow the N train is…) More »

Marissa Mayer Has Built A Nursery In Her Office

Marissa Mayer Has Built A Nursery In Her Office

This is not the best week for Marissa Mayer. After banning working from home at Yahoo, Marissa has now installed a nursery in her office. Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal — I actually think it’s great that she’s bringing her son to work. However, she’s also making an exception for herself. I don’t think any of the other employees at Yahoo are allowed to have cribs next to their desks. More »

Insiders Say Marissa Mayer Just Made A Major Mistake At Yahoo

Insiders Say Marissa Mayer Just Made A Major Mistake At Yahoo

A couple of weeks ago, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promoted SVP of advertising and data platforms, Scott Burke. Mayer put Burke in charge of all advertising technology at Yahoo. She also elevated him to her senior staff, where he will report directly to her.

After Kara Swisher of All Things D broke the news, we reached out to a number of Burke’s former colleagues, ex-Yahoos still in the industry. Most of the people we talked to believe Mayer made a mistake, though one applauded the hire.

First, the naysayers… More »

Marissa Mayer Is Late All The Time

Marissa Mayer Is Late All The Time

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has a problem, multiple sources say.

First we heard about this problem from a source close to one of Yahoo’s top executives. Then we heard it from an anonymous tipster claiming to be a Yahoo employee. And now, we’ve heard it from a first-hand source who has actually witnessed it happen.

Marissa Mayer has a problem, and it is this: She is routinely late for meetings with the Yahoo executives who report to her. More »