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Good compensation at a personal cost

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

I know that as a single person I have enough to save, invest and live off of plus there is always room to pitch and execute on your own entrepreneurial ideas.

Cons

The mirage of work/life balance is really convincing. Bosses do not model balance and climate has become selfish and brutal over the past 7 years. Definitely embarrassed to say that I work here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be Googley. Free, generous and whip smart. Always good humored and audaciously progressive.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Free Food
    - Money and bonus
    - Perks

    Cons

    - Management
    - Lack of career pathing
    - No work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, free food, friendly people and tremendous technology. This is definitely the place you want to be to see cutting technology being tested and surveyed. You can just take a walk down the street and see a StreetView car or a Driverless car being tested.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy on conversion of contractors to full-time. There is so much stigma from being a contractor and it is really difficult to obtain a permanent position after the contract is over, especially if you are not an engineer. There is definitely a feel of segregation between contractors and employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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