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Helpful (2)

Stimulating work environment but becoming more bureaucratic

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Exciting work - Can see impact of your work fairly quickly - Accomplished colleagues - Great brand recognition

Cons

- Increasing numbers of middle managers who add no value - Focus on "shiny" vs. substantive work - you're more rewarded for style than substance, splashy work gets praise

Advice to Management

Don't hire middle managers who add no value. Unfortunately I see us hiring and rewarding people who spend more time on Powerpoint presentations than actually doing work. Growing pains of a large company or something we can avoid?

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (1)

    Good experience for a recent grad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good perks, friendly and laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    doesnt seem to be a streamlined process for training new hires


  2. Wow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work... Great perks and people. Very team oriented. People are smart (see con :-) and friendly. Not political as far as I can tell. Engineering focused which makes it feel like a meritocracy. Again the perks are really amazing... feel like the company really values me.

    Cons

    Hard to stand out as a star when everyone is so smart and pedigreed. Also company is very big. Believe it take long time to really build reputation to be able to move ahead... but in the meantime its a lot of fun.

    Advice to Management

    Wonderful that you are so accessible. Keep doing what you are doing!


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