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Truly a unique company

Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

ProsHigh concentration of smart + great people.
Employees empowered to change the word in the good way.
Full compensation package (base salary + bonus + stock + perks) is great and not easy to beat IMO, People who criticize it must have not done the math right and/or are performing poorly.

ConsCareer growth is somewhat difficult for non standard profiles (i.e. not Software Engineers or Site Reliability Engineers).
Managers need to be good to get their reports promoted.
Being on the "right" project (aka high impact with high visibility) does affect substantially career growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to focus on career growth at all levels. Train managers well too.
Reward well people doing the grunchy work/production/maintenance work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a great deal from some smart people, before it got too big

    Head of Sales (Former Employee) New York, NY

    I worked at Google


    Pros: Quality of individual hires, strength of business, free cash flow which funds… Cons: becoming a big company, too many mckinsey types in sales roles, politics starting to… Advice to Senior Management: Take the "act like a small company" ethos to every level of the company and make sure… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    10 people found this helpful  

    Recruiting Process shockingly incompetent

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google


    Pros: Amazing perks, benefits and pay Interesting work and smart colleagues (middle managers are the exception). Concern… Cons: Shocked by the rather incompetent recruiting leadership on the sales team supporting at best a rather mediocre experience for hiring managers and candidates. Rote, robot… Advice to Senior Management: Bring in a consultant to revamp the entire recruiting philosophy, map the right team based on this revised strategy. Get rid of middle managers more… More
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