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A powerful, forward-thinking large company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

ProsFocused on long-term investments, focused on changing the world (versus creating silly social toy apps like the rest of the Valley)

ConsMassively large scale means slower development

Advice to Senior ManagementThink of your team members as human beings, not robots. I see that this happens on other teams. If you aren't a people-person, then don't be a manager. My manager thinks of our team as people, he invests in us, he is dedicated to our career development... This is what makes my manager awesome. If you aren't interested in those things, then why are you a manager or a lead? You would do the company better by being an all-star engineer/designer/salesperson/.../ whatever you were before.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great place to work if you are a workaholic

DoubleClick Campaign Manager (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Google full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: Great people, exceptional benefits and perks, lovely campuses. Cons: Long hours, employee evaluation system is based on a bell… Advice to Senior Management: Stop requiring managers to grade employees on a curve and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Worked as contract employee through a temp agency.

Browse Specialist (Former Employee)

I worked at Google as a contractor for less than a year


Pros: Good environment, great perks, and friendly personalities make for a pleasant… Cons: Little to no honest feedback on job performance for contractors. Even… Advice to Senior Management: Tech personnel don't particularly make good managers. You would keep more contractors if there was constructive feedback system in… More

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