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Work hard, Play harder

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Current Employee - Business Operations Associate in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Business Operations Associate in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google full-time (less than a year)

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

Pros

Within my team, we have a particularly flat hierarchy, though it can be quite hierarchical when interfacing with executives above our team. We have opportunities for mutual feedback with coworkers, a strong focus on increasing team well-being/happiness, lots of team bonding events, and a high drive towards personal growth. The overall company has an atmosphere of conviviality that is energizing.

Cons

Work-life balance can be a bit difficult because of the pressure from executives outside our team; however, leads work to be role models of work-life balance in order to encourage associates to manage their schedules as necessary to protect personal happiness.

Advice to Management

Continue to listen to Googlers when they raise issues: they are your pulse on the Google reputation. Keep the wonderful attention to culture!

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  1. Awesome place to work.

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and big challenges to work on. They really take care of their people.

    Cons

    There's a lot going on and sometimes work/life balance suffers.

  2. If you are ambitious you CAN have huge impact!!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to make a difference, really smart people all around, great culture. Great opportunities to work cross platforms and cross geographies.

    Cons

    Success/Recognition != necc translate to comp and promotions. Politics is very real. There are some really bad VPs who need to be avoided.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of poor performing VPs and Directors. Don't let them take Success for other people's work.

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