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"Stimulating work environment but becoming more bureaucratic"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

- Exciting work
- Can see impact of your work fairly quickly
- Accomplished colleagues
- Great brand recognition

Cons

- Increasing numbers of middle managers who add no value
- Focus on "shiny" vs. substantive work - you're more rewarded for style than substance, splashy work gets praise

Advice to Management

Don't hire middle managers who add no value. Unfortunately I see us hiring and rewarding people who spend more time on Powerpoint presentations than actually doing work. Growing pains of a large company or something we can avoid?

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Once the novelty sunk in, it's just another nice company to work for in the silicon valley"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Save $ on food and transportation

    Cons

    Google values GPA over past work experience on new employees


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Pleasant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good infrastructure, generally reasonable coworkers.

    Cons

    Promotion by committee means it's harder to get recognized for an obscure project or brunt work maintaining important stuff than for working on 'sexy' projects.

    Advice to Management

    Do something to unbreak the promotion system.

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