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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)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. The Best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The diversity of opportunity. Google touches so many industries from ad-tech to consumer software and hardware. There is something for everyone at Google and it's very easy to find a role on a product that you truly care about. The culture is incredible and work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    If you live in SF and work in MTV the commute is long. Otherwise there are very few cons to working at Google. They've created an incredible corporate environment.


  2. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Good, Wonderful, Exciting, Wonderful, NB!

    Cons

    Nothing, I love it. Nothing else to say.


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