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Engineering Company - Sales, strategy, bus dev types have limited career opp

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Current Employee - Senior Partner Management in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Partner Management in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Workplace is very comfortable. Great brand.

Cons

Huge sense of entitlement. Company is run by engineers, product owners are all ex-engineers who may or may not know what is best for consumers or the marketplace. Company does not know how to fire low performers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid to fire low performers

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Loved it.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great environment, really smart people, really interesting projects, good company goals/objectives.

    Cons

    Of course, since Google has grown so much, it's harder to get things done/it takes a really long to push code or get things out there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Contractor - Google's people and environment are awesome, but the job responsibilities and growth rate are poor.

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    Current Employee - Staffing Services Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staffing Services Associate in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everything but the job itself. Work with cool people, eat for free, and play a lot. Having Google on your resume also gives you a competitive advantage with many other employers.

    Cons

    From my experience as an entry-level contractor, I feel like it's difficult to get well-rounded experience in your practice area at Google. Google hires you to do one specific thing, and nothing more. This is even in their mission statement: better to do one thing really well then a bunch of different things. This principle is effective if you're thinking in terms of efficiency but not in terms of developing your employees.

    Also, the conversion rate for contractors is very low and you really do get treated like a second class citizen as you walk around with your red badge (...scarlet letter?).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on broadening the job responsibilities of your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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