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"cG"

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Former Contractor - Contractor in Mountain View, CA
Former Contractor - Contractor in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Fun place to work as a contractor.

Cons

As a contractor, no cons to report

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    "There is a Dark Side"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everyone knows about the great perks and salaries are good.

    Cons

    As a long time Googler (more than 10 years), it pains me to write this, but it has gotten so bad that I feel compelled. Google used to be a place driven by a culture of collaboration, innovation, and, well, Googleyness. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. The culture has descended into one where employees are pitted against each other by a rating system that forces managers to choose their best team members, no matter what. Got a team of all-stars? Too bad, some of them are still going to get bad reviews. Want everyone on your team to work together for a common goal? Sorry, everyone feels like they need to keep their best ideas protected because it’s survival of the fittest. As a result, I have seen great employees forced out, moral destroyed, and careers ruined as the system chews employees up and spits them out. It has taken me a long time to get to this place, as I forced myself for years to see the Google I once loved and not the Google that now exists. It is all very sad.

    I know many ex-Googlers from the early days who despise what Google has become. It pains me to say that the company I once loved and admired has become what it says it never would be, evil.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is not what you think it is. Overhaul the employee review system.


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    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation. Open culture. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Some managers are not entirely competent. Expectation is very high. Limited growth opportunities.

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