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nice

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

everything was pretty much great

Cons

pay was not up to industry standards

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    Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working at Google was refreshing but also shows that your life is suppose to be dedicated to work. They offer almost any amenity that you will possibly need so as to keep you working. All in all that isn't a bad thing but have a balance of work and life is paramount if you don't want to burn out. My position was transitionary so I did not experience the full intensity of the work life, but I was around it and could see the affects.But, there too are great perks and I did experience those!

    Cons

    Google lives to the hype in everything but transparency. The food is excellent and free, its fun, but your managers will not tell you if you need to move or if your not performing well. You can lose your job quickly if you aren't aware of what they think about you.

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    Great experience but not very different from other large tech companies.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sourcer
    Former Employee - Sourcer

    Pros

    + great brand to represent if you work in staffing, people are really excited at potentially exploring an opportunity w/ Google

    + it's pretty neat to be working for one of the best tech companies, you feel like you're in the midst of everything technology

    + perks are great; 3 meals a day, snacks/drinks, frequent events/happy hours onsite, if you need something you can typically just get it (keyboards, mice, special headsets, extra monitors, etc)

    + flexible hours, occasionally allowed to work from home, easy to take a day off here and there

    + fun coworkers

    + huge resume boost, probably the biggest pro IMO

    + compensation (as a contractor) is pretty good

    + the systems in HR/staffing are pretty impressive

    Cons

    - massive company, 70k+; its tough for you to have impact

    - political, to rise you pretty much have to be a workaholic who is loved by everyone.. if you aren't social w/ your team, you're treated like an outcast.

    - age discrimination, the interview process really does favor new grads and those w/ under 5 years of experience.. thus making every 23 year old w/ an ivy league degree on linkedin a target

    - recruiters/sourcers are mostly incompetent InMail machines who were jocks (or bros) in high school/college, and try to pretend to be "nerdy" or different.. it's quite painful

    - the top performers are those reaching out to thousands of candidates per month

    - limited growth for those in staffing

    - boring work, very little interaction w/ technical staff, hiring managers, etc

    - Google uses very unprofessional vendors to manage contractors

    - the attention put on diversity recruitment is appalling and should be illegal

    - recruiters push certain job roles on applicants/candidates to fulfill personal goals

    - employees tend to think if you aren't working for a silicon valley company, you're a no body and not worth their time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more thorough interview process for contractors and hire a lot less of them; way to inflate the market Google!

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