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5 people found this helpful  

Great for stability. Bad if you have ambitions.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mountain View, CA

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

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 ManagementAdvice

Have 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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Disheartening

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialistst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Specialistst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Google as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    A place where things happen

    Cons

    No Temp to Full Time opportunity, segregation towards Temps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider valuable Temps as valuable persons too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Life changing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Smart people and on-scale opportunities.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment to work in.

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