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Demanding and Exciting Culture

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

I worked at Google full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Just what you would expect- exciting, innovative and creative culture, it is Google people! Perks, pay and people are a plus as well.

Cons

At its core Google is just selling ads, which is less glamorous and intellectually stimulating than the other business lines that receive more press.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on innovation.

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    Great benefits and work environment, bad management

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    Current Contractor - Coordinator in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - 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. It was awesome!

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    Former Employee - Product Quality Evaluator
    Former Employee - Product Quality Evaluator

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits: free food, massages, great campus and awesome team mates. Great pay and work ethic. The trips overseas are fun too.

    Cons

    Growth is pretty hard. Managers tend to micro manage and that is one of the few reasons I had left.

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