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Good company for engineers, strong work culture, company getting too big & hierarchical

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Set the standard for employee benefits and perks (cafeteria food options, shuttle, holiday parties, holiday gifts, gym, etc.) - Guest speakers and visitors (my favorite part about the company. People from Condoleezza Rice to David Beckham to Lady Gaga have visited) - Co-workers are all extremely smart, driven, and generally interesting people - If you're an engineer, they have a strong career path ladder for you - Brand recognitions and resume builder. It opens up opportunities for you.

Cons

- As a very engineering centric company, not as many other resources go towards the supporting functions. Engineers have a clear career path, yet this can be difficult to navigate if you're in another role. However, there is much internal mobility. - Like any large company, Google is very hierarchical. It's who you know. - Priorities are constantly changing. - Can almost be a utopian society - People have golden handcuffs here. There are brilliant people who are doing jobs that they're not passionate about and that they're overqualified for. However, because of company brand and reputation, they perceive it to be worthwhile.

Advice to Management

- Treat all people equally. Place value in full time and contract employees. There is a culture of treating contracted employees as second class citizens, and that's not productive.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Challenging navigating through the organized Chaos

    Cons

    Organized Chaos is extremely difficult to navigate


  2. Fun and challenging 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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and things to learn

    Cons

    always too much to do

    Advice to Management

    focus on the user and the rest will follow


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