Daily Life Of A Yahoo! Engineer (archive 2005)

A Yahoo! Engineer (Y!E) is a very lucky person.
  • Y!E gets into the office anywhere from 6:00am to 10:00am. If this was a bell curve, 80% fall under 9:30-10
  • Y!E gets to eat freshly cooked omelettes, hot cereal for under $3.00
  • Y!E gets free espresso drinks all day
  • Y!E gets free pool tables, ping pong, foosball
  • Y!E gets vending machines with both peanuts and regular M&M
  • Y!E can bring a small fridge to his cube
  • Y!E sometimes gets to ‘chat’ with David Filo when things break :-)
  • Y!E gets to make a difference in today’s world and gets to work on things that affect the lives of 100+ millions users
  • Y!E can drop off his dry cleaning, gets his car oil changed on campus
  • Y!E can get a unix and a PC laptop
  • Y!E gets to reuse all the incredibly stable infrastructure in Yahoo!’s platform group
  • Y!E mostly works on things directly related to his job
  • Y!E can choose to work on many things beyong his scope and show off to his peers
  • Y!E can make a difference in the company anywhere he wants to
  • Y!E gets things done in the company if he pushes hard enough
  • Y!E attends very little meetings
  • Y!E gets to meet very smart people everyday
  • Y!E gets to attend a geek talk every Thursday
  • Y!E gets to work out in an incredible gym
  • Y!E gets to play on a basketball court
  • Y!E gets to play on a sand volleyball court
  • Y!E gets to choose from over 9 different freshly cook styles of food from the main cafeteria
  • Y!E gets to hear feedback from live users if he chooses
  • Y!E gets rewarded generously by Y! in every way possible

copied from my original 360.yahoo.com blog