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Not all it's cracked up to be

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at YouTube

Pros

Google benefits, great people as peers

Cons

Google hiring policy makes everyone have to work multiple jobs because there are so many open heads. Middle management is somewhat incompetent, and there are more managers than non-managers. General Google culture (read: elitism) gets in the way of making good decisions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some of the best people learned what they know from experience, not from going to Stanford, and plenty of Ivy League grads can't find their way with a subway map or figure out how to make their own coffee. Stop the elitist nepotism, cut the managerial fat, and start hiring/promoting people who know how to actually get things done.

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  1.  

    Creative, passionate people and a fun work place!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA

    I have been working at YouTube full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is smart
    Work towards common goals

    Cons

    Product changes a lot
    Lots of things to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Difficult to get promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    youtube is a great way to promote new entertainment. i find it to be quite helpful in the long run for upcoming artist.

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    Current Employee - A&R in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - A&R in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at YouTube full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Being involved with a great company. attending important meetings and finding true talent who can make hit records instead of good records.

    Cons

    Making sure i fit the criteria for the job and following thru with the right choices to brand the right artist with the right sound. I also have an ear for music and have been in the business for 15yrs threw out miami atlanta and las vegas. I attend office meetings on the regular with upcoming artist and have a hand in distribution with other companies.

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    The music business has changed tremendously and i think we can pick star talent and shape the industry back in the industries hands by offering the best deal that can sync with today's marketing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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