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"Smart people overqualified to do the work they're doing"

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Former Employee - Adwords Associate in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Adwords Associate in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

great people, great food, good work life balance

Cons

not a great place to "start" your career - not a lot of upward mobility

Advice to Management

pay more attention to the people who are on the frontlines talking to google's advertising base

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "This place had great benefits (like free food) but they kept us isolated from the rest of the company."

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    Current Contractor - Master Flagger Staffing Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Master Flagger Staffing Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, take-home Apple laptop, great free food. Lots of parties, fitness centers, cars with drivers who ferry you around campus, heated spa toilet seats, bicycles to borrow and ride around the grounds.

    Cons

    Share a tiny office with multiple "cube-mates", no information shared with contract employees, difficult to know what you are and aren't allowed to do, people aren't all that friendly, and they view information as something valuable to be traded.


  2. "A dynamic and entrepreneurial place that treats their people very well!"

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

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

    Pros

    It's a meritocracy of ideas... I had the great fortune of proposing and executing on many rewarding projects. If you have an idea and it makes business sense, you will get the green light here. It's amazing.

    Cons

    Google is not a vey diverse workplace, but I did like most of the people I worked with.

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