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Talented people working their hardest in a playful setting.

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Former Contractor - Community Manager in Portland, OR
Former Contractor - Community Manager in Portland, OR
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Talented coworkers, results driven management decisions, challenging and high paced work environment. It's fun to be a part of a company that gives so much to the world.

Cons

Chaotic and full of bureaucracy. Highly competitive. Top heavy management. There is a major class system when it comes to contract workers versus full time employees.

Advice to Management

Increase staff in finance and HR departments. Give contractors more privileges. Stop dragging your feet on conversions/headcount for successful teams, or teams that are critical to the success of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Smart people overqualified to do the work they're doing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adwords Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Adwords Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people, great food, good work life balance

    Cons

    not a great place to "start" your career - not a lot of upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to the people who are on the frontlines talking to google's advertising base


  2. Amazing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything. Smart people, polite, friendly. Exciting projects and products. We get to learn so much about the tech industry and innovation.

    Cons

    Very seldomly, we run into bureaucracy, but thats common with large corporations. And since it is Operations, some of the projects we go into, the managers have no idea what we are doing. We all learn as we go.

    Advice to Management

    Have a little more insight on the project before we all dive in, which is just a minor suggestion.


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