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Repetitive improvement and fixing of Google Maps in all regions of the world

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Current Employee - Visual Data Specialist in Bothell, WA
Current Employee - Visual Data Specialist in Bothell, WA

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

Pros

Free lunch every work day, game rooms with pool / foosball / ping pong / console gaming, kitchenettes with snack and beverages replenished twice per work day

Cons

The ratio of full-time employees to contractors is 1:100 for the Bothell office, There is very little chance at promotion for an astonishing amount of work completed beyond what's required

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take more time to analyze the qualifications and competency of team members, instead of trusting others, before making a decision of who to promote and who to end contract with.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, Free food and gym classes.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings may distract you from what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Outstanding technical environment. Lots of talented and super smart contributors. The perks are really nice: food, guest talks. 20% time for engineers to invent what they really care about. The company is trying real hard to do good for society and promote a progressive agenda.

    Cons

    The culture rewards the top performers. It favors young professionals who just graduated and have tons of time to dedicate to work. It is much more difficult for experienced contributors who have constraints outside the office: family, hobbies, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to recognize the contributions of those who work smarter, not just harder. And find a way to let those who cannot work 80 hrs/wk still feel like they can have a meaningful and recognized contribution.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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