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Great place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Work life balance. Great beta tech to play with

Cons

All movement is based on tenure.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    A Lifetime of Operations at a Tech Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ads Quality Senior Strategist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Ads Quality Senior Strategist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Wonderful work experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Quality Rater in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Quality Rater in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited perks, cool office, great co-workers, etc. Even working as a contractor is a great experience. Three meals served every day, gym and personal instructors on-site, great coffee, snacks and beautiful surroundings. This is truly an ideal employer that cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Not much to add here. I wish that Google would hire more people instead of using contractors. Google is undoubtedly on of the best employers in the world but the use of contractors create a division within the company between "real" Googlers and the contractors doing the grunt work. I'm giving career opportunities a low rating because there's not really a future here as a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your employees to care about the company and go above and beyond, then do the same for your employees (incl. contractors).


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