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Great company that is now a really big company

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Google

Pros

Excellent leadership, still hungry at the company level, excellent benefits and comp

Cons

More and more narrow work, increasingly bureaucratic

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    Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Project Coordinator
    Current Contractor - Project Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Working at Google feels very horizontal. I worked places where there was so much red tape and we weren't allowed to help other people with projects that were assigned to them and we couldn't email the higher-ups without direct authorization. At Google I am a low man on the totem pole, but encouraged to work directly with everyone at the company, regardless of rank. We were also empowered to really think outside the box. Nothing was off the table.

    Cons

    The hiring. I can imagine that it is hard to staff such a large company that values very specific skills. But I know of amazing contractors or temp workers who couldn't even get their foot in the door, and existing employees that have grown jaded and lazy. If you enter at a low level, or as a contract worker, it is disheartening to put so much effort into really killing it and then being dismissed out of hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a clearer track to reward actual accomplishments for low level employees. It seems like I apply for an entry level sales job with no sales experience required, and I am denied an interview because I don't have sales experience or an advanced degree. It doesn't matter that I have been working at Google for two years and done really great things on my team that has brought tangible value to the company... I don't even get an interview without a 3.5 GPA or whatever. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the founders never even graduated from college. Doesn't seem Googly to me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing place to work

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

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work with many different projects to work on.

    Cons

    None. You just have to be very proactive about advancing your career which I actually enjoy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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