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"Great place to work, but the contracting experience makes you feel like an outsider"

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Current Employee - Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great perks, work-life balance, little hierarchy, genuinely friendly coworkers, great place to network and meet future entrepreneurs, diverse workplace, LGBT friendly, open culture, smart coworkers.

Cons

As a contractor there is a lack of transparency about the opportunity for conversion to permanent roles. Also, many young colleagues complain that no other company recruits so many bright people to then put them in very low level jobs with remedial tasks.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Overrated!!!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mountain View, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the perks working here are very enticing

    Cons

    no room to really advance. You're just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees!!! Don't be a Hi.P.P.O


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great internship experience and responsibility, but it definitely depends on which team you're on"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very open communication from senior management all the way down to interns
    Vested interest in employees and personal development (GoogleEDU)
    Smartest / most creative people I've met

    Cons

    Slow recruiting and conversion process
    Such a large company that it's difficult to be organized (in terms of knowing how to get a certain piece of information or resource)

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the recruiting process because you lose valuable candidates when you wait too long to give decisions

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