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Great place to work, but the contracting experience makes you feel like an outsider

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Current Employee - Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Recruiter in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google

Pros

Great perks, work-life balance, little hierarchy, genuinely friendly coworkers, great place to network and meet future entrepreneurs, diverse workplace, LGBT friendly, open culture, smart coworkers.

Cons

As a contractor there is a lack of transparency about the opportunity for conversion to permanent roles. Also, many young colleagues complain that no other company recruits so many bright people to then put them in very low level jobs with remedial tasks.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rough introduction followed by good job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    We are plied with small perks like espresso and organic vegetables.

    Cons

    The first month was very rough for me. I was given no real introduction to the company, and had to learn by fire. The security restrictions on your personal computer and network get in the way of productivity, and are generally frustrating. I need to have a field tech come to my workstation to install software that doesn't happen to be whitelisted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take away sudo on linux machines. Make Noogler classes available to contractors.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    There are many things to love about working at Google, but the PEOPLE that work here are the best.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Pick a passion and run with it. You make your career at Google, not your manager.

    Cons

    MBA/Mckinsey management takeover has depleted the entrepreneurial spirit in some groups (but not all).

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