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Good benefits, very political and ineffective recruiting team supporting global business org

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

I worked at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Food
Lots of primary colored campuses
McKinsey folks around campus ignore all they learned to lead Google (great for ineffective leaders, bad for those that stand for change)
PR team is a well oiled machine
Google is in its own reality, outside opinions that don't agree are ignored / rebuffed

Cons

Ex mcKinsey folks become sheep like here and forget that their insights could be used to affect change at a
Recruiting function that is lackluster (take them out of The gplex) they couldnt recruit top talent. Several recruiting leaders from the UK and seem to lack basic strategy skills but excel at their own PR
Recruiting is a protracted process that doesn't need to be
Hiring Managers take mediocre results and lack ability to sniff good recruiting talent from folks that talk a good game
Recruiters cow tow to a team of paper pushers that review Packets to the detriment of great candidates and candidate experience

Advice to ManagementAdvice

40k employees, time to reinvent your recruiting process as Google competes for "startup" talent
The lens by which recruiters are measured should used for lead recruiters and managers as well
You can't expect mediocre recruiting leaders, esp in Nikesh's org to hire top talent
Recruiting leaders protecting their turf, not innovating and siphon work they should be doing to jr staff
It's embarrassing that Google allows such weak leadership in recruiting, but rarely anywhere else in the organization.

Yes, I was a Recruiter that wasn't treated well but it's clear that I'm not in the minority. I hope Glassdoor is a good vehicle for change in The Global Business Organization's recruiting leadership. It's rather disheartening that it hasn't been addressed and the Director of that team is opposed to hearing potential issues on his team.

Heard of candidate experience?
Time to fix it and this time with force. it's beyond broken.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to wok and learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    you can move in dog years at google. it's a great opportunity career wise, and also has alot of challenge to it. if you're okay with a rapidly moving bar of expectations for achievement, then google would likely be your place. stay organized, ask questions, and don't waste time.

    Cons

    it is a big org, and that has its political and speed challenges, but in all its a wonderful place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    There's a lot of free food around. There's also a gym and bikes around campus to commute to the other buildings.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of cons, but moving up in the company seems difficult due to its sheer size. It's still great though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture.

    Approves of CEO
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