What we don't value...
Bureaucracy Entitlement
Broken links Too big for your britches
Ho-hum All work, no fooz
Decaf ALL CAPS
Losing Closed doors
Good enough Same ol' same ol'
Boring Vaporware
Arrogance 20/20 hindsight
A stick in the eye Fads
Discrimination Swashbuckling
Status quo Early meetings
A cog in the wheel Missing the boat
Formality Behind the curve
Bugs Head in the sand
Irrelevance Following
Sloth Bad apples
CD-ROMs in the mail High horses
Pop-ups Impossible
Quick fix One size fits all
Passing the buck Playing catchup
Shoes worn at all times Yesterday's news
Micromanaging All bark
90% Spam
Additives & preservatives Shoulda Coulda Woulda
Hurry up & wait Typos
Bad grammar Rear view mirror
Monday morning quarterback Punching the clock
Back to what we value...
 
 
Yahoo! - We Value...
Our mission is to be the most essential global Internet service for consumers and businesses. How we pursue that mission is influenced by a set of core values - the standards that guide interactions with fellow Yahoos, the principles that direct how we service our customers, the ideals that drive what we do and how we do it. Many of our values were put into practice by two guys in a trailer some time ago; others reflect ambitions as our company grows. All of them are what we strive to achieve every day.
Excellence:
We are committed to winning with integrity. We know leadership is hard won and should never be taken for granted. We aspire to flawless execution and don't take shortcuts on quality. We seek the best talent and promote its development. We are flexible and learn from our mistakes.
Teamwork:
We treat one another with respect and communicate openly. We foster collaboration while maintaining individual accountability. We encourage the best ideas to surface from anywhere within the organization. We appreciate the value of multiple perspectives and diverse expertise.
Innovation:
We thrive on creativity and ingenuity. We seek the innovations and ideas that can change the world. We anticipate market trends and move quickly to embrace them. We are not afraid to take informed, responsible risk.
Smiley Community:
We share an infectious sense of mission to make an impact on society and empower consumers in ways never before possible. We are committed to serving both the Internet community and our own communities.
Customer Fixation:
We respect our customers above all else and never forget that they come to us by choice. We share a personal responsibility to maintain our customers' loyalty and trust. We listen and respond to our customers and seek to exceed their expectations.
Fun:
We believe humor is essential to success. We applaud irreverence and don't take ourselves too seriously. We celebrate achievement. We yodel.
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