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Great for stability. Bad if you have ambitions.

Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

Pros- Great, great perks. They really make you feel taken care of as an employee and as a person.
- Great pride when you realize how the company is changing the world in a positive way and you are part of it.
- Really nice people with not many big egos.

Cons- Little career progression. The company likes to think they are flat but in reality they have deep hierarchical leves (There were 10 people between me and the CEO) but there is no clear way to become manager and each manager manages 12 or more people.
- Sales is an afterthought completely. The engineers are rightfully the stars but for the sales people the salaries are half what you can earn in other places.
- In spite that they say otherwise, pedigree counts a lot. Top salesman globally with no brand name makes half (counting comission, bonuses, stock, etc.) of what another salesman makes as base salary and comes from the "right" (Ivy league, big names on resume) background.
- If you are not in the right group your day to day work is boring and mundane.
- Low engagement of people with their jobs (in the sales org). That makes for very uninteresting meal chats about ski trips and vegas conventions.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave pride on your sales force. After all they make the money that allow the great engineers to make the great products that are changing the world.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disheartening

    Technical Specialistst (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I worked at Google as a contractor for more than a year


    Pros: A place where things happen Cons: No Temp to Full Time opportunity, segregation towards Temps. Advice to Senior Management: Consider valuable Temps as valuable persons too. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

     

    Life changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Google


    Pros: Smart people and on-scale opportunities. Cons: Very competitive environment to work in. More
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