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Terrible experience

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Former Employee - Global Partnerships Management in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Global Partnerships Management in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Google full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Google is an amazing company. Innovative, passionate, insisting and investing to stay young, and continuously trying to improve

Cons

Google sucks when it comes to bringing on board new talent with a strong and accomplished caliber and assisting its integration into the operations. Instead of making the younger and less experienced work-force absorb the experience and Know-How, Google embraced a weak and overly flat environment which allows the least experienced ones set the tone and fight off external Know-How and experience. That's not really a company that wants to change but rather a company that it suffers from massive turn-over in sales and business operations and instead of fighting it off with a confident infusion of experience operations leader, it created an overly flat and 'fuzzy' environment, where everyone is obsessed with trying to please others and be sweet on the expense of doing the right thing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

All this 'we are all loving each other and having fun together' is good for a young company but it is just not enough for building up a stronger and more mature and experienced caliber that would be able to sustain the company's growth, once it turns gigantic.
Overly flat and collaborate corporate environment to the level young and clueless account managers sitting and raising ideas in senior management team meetings is showing weakness to establish a clear and confident reporting and development environment.

No one wants to turn into the new Microsoft but going overly 'flat' won't solve it

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Begrudgingly praised, hard to advance without an MBA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment to experiment with different roles and find out what type of field of work you would like to do more.

    Cons

    Program Managers fresh out of grad school who pretend like they know the product better than you do will shoot down all your ideas or input regardless of your experience. There is no clear direction or priorities set with specific projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When someone asks you what the priorities or goals are - you should know them.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I had the best summer of my life working at Google.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Google takes great care of you! You are treated with respect, and are given real responsibilities. There is an enormous amount of freedom (creative and otherwise). The work environment is simply great - the community is very friendly and easy-going, great to work with, always open to discuss ideas. Google tries really hard to make the workplace as fun and interesting as possible. And of course, having Google on your resume is great!

    Cons

    There is a lot of freedom to do things your way, but there is also a lot of responsibility that comes with it. You will not always be told what to do and how to do things. It is your responsibility to come out and talk to your team or manager about any questions that you may have, or any problems that you might run into. If you run into trouble with your assignment, you have to stand up and ask help - and more often than not, there will be someone on your team who can help you, or at least point you in the right direction.

    I've also felt on occasion that there is too much freedom, and it takes a lot of self discipline to stay focused and respect work ethics and be responsible. If you are the kind of person who tends to slack off if your boss isn't always on your tail, this company isn't for you.

    Recommends
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