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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Great company to work for

Cons

There are no cons here

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Chaotic and magical

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    Current Employee - People Operations in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - People Operations in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working on products that have a global impact
    Changing the world
    Intelligent and diverse coworkers
    Amazing internal resources
    Exciting office spaces
    They really care about you as a person and want you to succeed, both inside and outside the office

    Cons

    Might be difficult to work remotely
    Disorganized
    Not as much of a flat hierarchy as they want
    People get a sense of entitlement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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