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Lot of Activity - What are we Doing?

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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

- Perks (cafeterias, massage, wellness programs, commuter shuttles, bowling alley (!) etc. etc.) are amazing
- Sharp people
- Flexible work environment
- Strong teamwork culture

Cons

- A lot of concurrent initiatives, but unsure of status/followthrough/reasons for these initiatives
- A sense that we are over-hiring
- Commitment to "dogfooding" is admirable--but sometimes it's OK to use a non-Google application to manage some of our work.
- There is a tendency to promote people who need more seasoning. Managing people is not a perk of promotion, and not everyone can be a manager.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Clearer focus. Where are we going? How are we getting there?
- Clearer feedback regarding expectations of managers.
- Stronger management development program is needed.

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    Wow

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great place to work... Great perks and people. Very team oriented. People are smart (see con :-) and friendly. Not political as far as I can tell. Engineering focused which makes it feel like a meritocracy. Again the perks are really amazing... feel like the company really values me.

    Cons

    Hard to stand out as a star when everyone is so smart and pedigreed. Also company is very big. Believe it take long time to really build reputation to be able to move ahead... but in the meantime its a lot of fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wonderful that you are so accessible. Keep doing what you are doing!

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    very good atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    benefits, atmosphere, decorum, all very strong at google.

    Cons

    advancement opportunities stop after middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing it and you will have happy employees

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