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Unprecedented employee trust, difficult career advancement

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

I worked at Google

Pros

More than any other workplace, Google trusts its employees. Each engineer has access to almost the entire codebase and there is very little micromanaging.

Cons

It's hard to get promoted. Performance is decided mostly by your peers, which means promotion is essentially a popularity contest.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Most managers at google have 20+ direct reports and are extremely busy, but the ones who take the time to speak to their reports about what they need to do differently to advance their career are the stars.

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    It was a great place to work.

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    The people, food, events, culture, and scale of work were all incredible. How many places provide cooking internships for employees?

    Cons

    Middle management was a bit slow. Things are getting more bureaucratic; it can be very hard to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with your contract workers. Review some of the internal policies you have about promotion. Do more 360 reviews of managers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    No focus or direction

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Many Cafeterias to chose from

    Cons

    Management, co-workers, try to directly copy other products, location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hired skilled managers before trying to build a team

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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