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"Life changing and dynamic"

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Current Employee - Media Solutions in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Media Solutions in San Francisco, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

smart people
amazing perks
strong brand that opens a lot of doors
still lots of innovation

Cons

its grown into a large company (slower movement)

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Its All about the Metrics"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Perks! Team collaboration, transparency and trust from management to manage your business.

    Cons

    It is all about the Metrics. On top of achieving above your metrics you need to complete additional high profile projects to get exceed expectations on your performance review. This means you do work ALL of the time even on your vacations!! Most folks feel the burn out since you have to do this quarter after quarter. Especially a tough environment when you have a family.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a good job!! However, do ensure consistent quota setting across all teams doing similar work. Nothing is more demotivating than to run at 110mph and see another teammate doing similar work with less of a quota and performing at 50% of that speed, quarter after quarter.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Unlimited resources to change the world, if you want to be a cog."

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited resources. Leading products. Smart energetic co-workers. Great perks.

    Cons

    Competitive to a fault. The review process is entirely political. There's a echo chamber. Your individual contribution is probably irrelevant to the company as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Change the review process to acknowledge the importance of more than just code releases.

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