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Good perks & benefits

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Needless to say - great perks - food, facilities, gym, shuttles, medical benefits etc. Decent compensation. Good brand on your resume

Cons

I doubt if the hiring bar is the same outside of engineering - specifically staffing. Most of the leadership have no idea about managing teams. For all the talk of Google being a metrics driven company...staffing seems ridiculously off - they talk in terms of numbers yes but most of the time the leadership barely even knows what targets staffing is chasing. Seniority is rarely rewarded and rather than giving opportunities to top performers for people to grow, politics & smooth talking is rewarded. The problem with Google is that it lulls you into a comfort zone, so you keep doing your job which has decent compensation & perks. But if you are looking to build a career- be prepared to navigate through the red tape & much snubbing- unless of course you can smooth talk your way through. This is not a phenomenon exclusive to Google, though I have seen it to be much more prevalent at Google than elsewhere- mind you that I have worked with several larger global organizations in the past.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Google is just a big company - its does not have a start-up environment despite what the top brass says. So stop kidding yourself and do something to reduce the bureaucracy - processes are meant to facilitate work rather than restrict people.
Middle management needs to be good at people management - rather than turf-marking.
And yeah work life balance is non existent.

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    The best company I've worked for, by a mile

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Bruno, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture, awesome products, wall-to-wall smart people.

    Cons

    Hyperactive organisation can be exhausting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    the very best

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    all the things we know

    Cons

    processes tend to be heavy sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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