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"Good overall environment, but dealing with HR is annoying"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people, cool work, fun environment

Cons

HR is not as transparent as they say and switching between roles and getting promoted is not as easy as they claim.

Advice to Management

Be upfront with the process instead of always making things sound great.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - APMM
    Former Intern - APMM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as an intern

    Pros

    Great perks, great people, exciting, world-changing products

    Cons

    Huge company, need to seek many layers of approval


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    "Great Perks"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staffing in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work if you are a software engineer, are under 30 and thrive in an intense metric-based environment. Lots of smart people, lots of incredible perks.

    Cons

    Engineering is king so if you are working in some of the other departments, like HR/staffing, you may not feel as "special". The conversion process to go from contractor to FTE is flawed and they string you out to the end of your contract. Ideal candidates are 2-3 years out of a top-tier university; staffing experience not required. Experienced recruiters and sourcers are better off going elsewhere as Google doesn't appear to value seasoned professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Youth looks good on paper; you can hire 2 recent grads for the compensation required of an experience professional and groom them as you like but Google should place more value on maturity and experience.

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