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7 people found this helpful  

Great company but chaos and churn can be grinding

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Excellent compensation, benefits, perks, possibility of travel, variety, opportunities to take on lots of different projects, freedom to define the scope and direction of work, smart people.

Cons

Leadership with ADD, constant change of direction/priorities, reorgs, churn, turnover, duplication of effort, lack of accountability, chaos, etc. that sometimes leads to inferior results, unfinished work, unequal treatment, and burnout. In some offices, overcrowding and poor physical conditions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They need to do more to retain existing employees long term and encourage better work-life balance: the hiring juggernaut is not a solution to attrition. I also think that the decision to grow headquarters disproportionately to all others is an unfortunate mistake.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    It Depends

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Marketing
    Current Employee - Mobile Marketing

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to say you work for Google and there are a lot of fun, nerdy, impressive people to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of non-engineer opportunities. Not a lot of opportunities to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to contractors and give them more opportunities to convert. Seems a waste to train someone and then let them go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, zero transparency

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google as a contractor

    Pros

    -great office (5 cafeterias, events, pool tables)
    -cool people (younger crow, fun to be around)
    -interesting products (cutting edge technology)

    Cons

    -terrible management (no management experience)
    -bureaucratic (everything needs has to be reviewed by a million managers)
    -zero transparency (no idea where the direction of your product is going)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

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