During the regrettable 5-month reign of Scott Thompson, Yahoos rarely saw him on campus. Contrary to her predecessor, Marissa Mayer is often spotted in the cafeteria and at FYI (happy hours) every Friday when execs showcase their products.
On my last visit to Yahoo at end of July, it was as if a dark cloud had been lifted. Employees enthuastically lined up to enter the cafeteria in the first week of “Free Lunch”. URL’s, Yahoo’s main cafeteria, was more packed than a typical Tuesday. Many expressed how excited they were about the future of their company.