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Unlimited resources to change the world, if you want to be a cog.

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Former Employee - Product Manager  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Unlimited resources. Leading products. Smart energetic co-workers. Great perks.

Cons

Competitive to a fault. The review process is entirely political. There's a echo chamber. Your individual contribution is probably irrelevant to the company as a whole.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the review process to acknowledge the importance of more than just code releases.

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    Its All about the Metrics

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Perks! Team collaboration, transparency and trust from management to manage your business.

    Cons

    It is all about the Metrics. On top of achieving above your metrics you need to complete additional high profile projects to get exceed expectations on your performance review. This means you do work ALL of the time even on your vacations!! Most folks feel the burn out since you have to do this quarter after quarter. Especially a tough environment when you have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a good job!! However, do ensure consistent quota setting across all teams doing similar work. Nothing is more demotivating than to run at 110mph and see another teammate doing similar work with less of a quota and performing at 50% of that speed, quarter after quarter.

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    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    The worst job I've ever had

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    -lunches were provided
    -the schedule was flexible
    -incredibly smart people

    Cons

    -my manager was aggressive
    -my manager illegally harassed me
    -HR did nothing about it
    -I ended up seeking counseling about the problems I was having with my manager
    -when I told her manager what was going on he told me I should man-up and grow a pair
    -when I confided in a colleague for advice, that person decided to gossip to the rest of the team about the problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sexual harassment is illegal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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