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Tough challenges and rewarding work. Big Google tries to get rid of bureaucracy

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Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

Pros

Never been happier at a company. Lots of challenges everyday, and you work with the brightest people in the world. Unlike a lot of big companies, people are willing to help one another. Big Google also tries to foster meritocracy, and every year they have a company wide survey that helps lower, middle, and upper management know what to improve directly from tens of thousands of Googler feedback.

Cons

Some Googlers are self-entitled and not just to non-Googlers but to other Googlers as well. I blame it on poor hiring decisions. There's tremendous growth at Google and sometimes despite their best intentions, poor hiring decisions are made.

In some parts of the business, it's very political. Can be challenging if you don't know how to play the game.

Some managers are too busy to show their reports tough love or real 1:1 mentoring.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

On customer service: Care about customer support to a degree that it doesn't make financial sense. Google has some of the best products on the market, and customers expect the same level of 1:1 support. This applies to any customer or partner that is paying for services or products.

On people management: Find out which jobs are being performed that are low impact (usually non-sales metric driven roles) Give bad managers attention as soon as the GoogleGeist results come out. Their reportees may be really suffering.

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    Work with really smart people who like to have fun and continue learning.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Classes on many subjects. Free food.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Low hourly rate for the amount of responsibility.

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    Keep moving fast.

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    A great company to grow and have fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great culture and people. All the notorious perks make it a comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    Amazing work is "normal" at Google, so it can be hard to move vertically within the company. Workload can taxing.

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