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"Great atmosphere, but monotonous work"

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Current Contractor - Project Coordinator in Mountain View, CA
Current Contractor - Project Coordinator in Mountain View, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The perks are awesome. Free gym, free food, free shuttle! It's a great atmosphere to work in, the people are friendly and the campus is great.

Cons

The work I was specifically doing was very monotonous and boring. As a contractor, I felt a tad excluded from the full experience of google lifestyle.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Awesome"

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    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.

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