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A Lifetime of Operations at a Tech Company

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Current Employee - Ads Quality Senior Strategist in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Ads Quality Senior Strategist in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The roles have been challenging, dynamic, interesting, ambiguous and evolving. The people that I've gotten to work with are great (for the most part)--smart, driven, effective--they're what has kept me around for so long.

Cons

Bias towards the new, shiny, sexy projects often leaves Operations teams and other cost centers at a loss for resources and support. The basic conflict of interest between Ads Sales and Ads Quality/anti-fraud teams is a constant source of frustration.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Handle low-performing middle managers more effectively. Understand that everyone knows how poorly a manager scores on their evaluations, so when they're kept around and/or promoted, it reflects poorly on everyone above that's involved.

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    Great benefits and work environment, bad management

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and perks, co-workers, work environment

    Cons

    Management, lack of hiring or rewarding those from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your contractors before you look outside. There are some serious hard workers who want to become part of Google but feel there is no upward mobility and no opportunity to become permanent except for "who you know." Also, a degree from a name school shouldn't define who someone is.

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  2.  

    great opportunity to learn and gain experience for a young well educated man

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary, flexible working hours, additional benefits a side, great community, great team, opportunity to learn new technologies, great city, good restaurants, excellent food

    Cons

    long way from home, a lot of working hours in practice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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