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Great place to work if you want to change the world

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Current Employee - Quantitative Marketing Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Quantitative Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google

Pros

-- one of a handful of companies with big ambitions on changing the world, and does not restrict itself to core competencies.
-- startup environment in many teams like Android, Chrome, etc.
-- surrounded by very smart people who also care about doing things "right" and genuinely want to make the world a better place

Cons

-- work/life balance non existent

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-- focus and invest heavily in fewer products
-- make a bigger effort to get things right the first time

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Scale! Build innovative products that effect millions.

    Cons

    Size. Google is no longer a start up and inevitably bureaucracy creeps in.

    Recommends
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    Elitist, Arrogant Managers with low self-awareness

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Great food, amenities and good compensation.
    Excellent location in Chelsea.

    Cons

    #1- Current Recruiting practice has some very strange practices and the rather junior, mediocre recruiting staff are afraid to challenge

    #2-Inflexible recruiting practices that hire against a set of ideals vs business needs. At least 1,000 people a day are screened out due to ridiculous ideals that are never questioned

    #3-Recruiting practices that do not improve without 18 layers of approvals and weak recruiting leadership.

    #4-Strong recruiters leave. Mediocre recruiters stay so that they can provide more convolution to an already convoluted process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire for the business, creativity and potential, not academic credentials or schools. Get rid of the current recruiting leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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