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Paradise for geeks like me

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Former Employee - SWE Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - SWE Intern in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Google

Pros

Talent people, happy environment, good food

Cons

Start to act like a big company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep it this way. Grow team with adoption of company culture. Some buildings in main campus may need to improve working conditions.

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Approves of CEO

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    It is very tiring

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    The free food is good.

    Cons

    The working hours are long. The pay is not worth all the time spent at work. Management is not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micromanagement and a better review process would be great. Also, consider hiring more people. There's enough money to go around...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    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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