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Helpful (3)

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

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (4)

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

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

    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).


  2. Helpful (2)

    Interesting work and smart people, but very hierarchical

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart people, good connections, looks great on resume, interesting projects, provides transportation if applicable, lots of resources and funding for projects

    Cons

    Hierarchical, lots of levels of management, not a design focused company, "the more features the better" perspective, some copying of other startup ideas.

    Advice to Management

    focus on new products are are simple and innovative rather than stuffing every possible feature in each product.


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