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"Talented people working their hardest in a playful setting."

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Former Contractor - Community Manager in Portland, OR
Former Contractor - Community Manager in Portland, OR
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Talented coworkers, results driven management decisions, challenging and high paced work environment. It's fun to be a part of a company that gives so much to the world.

Cons

Chaotic and full of bureaucracy. Highly competitive. Top heavy management. There is a major class system when it comes to contract workers versus full time employees.

Advice to Management

Increase staff in finance and HR departments. Give contractors more privileges. Stop dragging your feet on conversions/headcount for successful teams, or teams that are critical to the success of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great projects, great culture

    Cons

    Google is not as startup-y anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing awesome.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Data Analyst - Contract"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    NO micro-management from your manger
    Flexibility with working hours
    Free food
    Treat employee well
    Great work environment
    You most likely not work in the same building with your manager

    Cons

    No benefits for contract employee
    Restrict to many employee only events
    You have an expiration date
    You wear a RED badge to differentiate contract from employee
    Most contract employee do NOT convert to full time employee unless your position is a recruiter
    You most likely not work in the same building with your manager

    Advice to Management

    n/a

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