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"Terrible experience"

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Former Employee - Global Partnerships Management in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Global Partnerships Management in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Google full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Google is an amazing company. Innovative, passionate, insisting and investing to stay young, and continuously trying to improve

Cons

Google sucks when it comes to bringing on board new talent with a strong and accomplished caliber and assisting its integration into the operations. Instead of making the younger and less experienced work-force absorb the experience and Know-How, Google embraced a weak and overly flat environment which allows the least experienced ones set the tone and fight off external Know-How and experience. That's not really a company that wants to change but rather a company that it suffers from massive turn-over in sales and business operations and instead of fighting it off with a confident infusion of experience operations leader, it created an overly flat and 'fuzzy' environment, where everyone is obsessed with trying to please others and be sweet on the expense of doing the right thing.

Advice to Management

All this 'we are all loving each other and having fun together' is good for a young company but it is just not enough for building up a stronger and more mature and experienced caliber that would be able to sustain the company's growth, once it turns gigantic.
Overly flat and collaborate corporate environment to the level young and clueless account managers sitting and raising ideas in senior management team meetings is showing weakness to establish a clear and confident reporting and development environment.

No one wants to turn into the new Microsoft but going overly 'flat' won't solve it

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (1)

    "great but stressful"

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    Current Employee - Software in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I would say that the quality of my co-workers is very high. My managers have all at least seemed to be concerned with my personal well-being. There is always something new to learn here.

    Cons

    Quarter performance evaluations can be a little wearing. Good communication with the technical leadership on your project is a must for success a Google.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pivoting on social.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Incredible, unique company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Strategist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Strategist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing, smart, fun, and quirky colleagues
    Great brand name on your resume
    Open and transparent management
    The food, of course

    Cons

    Google is becoming more hierarchical. You can move up through the ranks, but if you start at entry-level, it will take you 15+ years to get to senior management. Use it as a stepping stone to another job outside the company or move laterally and gain experience in different roles

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