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"Fun, exciting projects. Great colleagues, great team culture, great food, great pay."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Fun, exciting projects. Great colleagues, great team culture, great food, great pay.

Cons

Too many smart people around to push you to your boundary.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (1)

    "They really look after their employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, very friendly, good money, exciting to be working for a company that pushes the boundaries

    Cons

    career progression is hard because no one leaves, most people are over qualified for their role. There is also a certain amount of intellectual arrogance

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing boundaries and don't let politics get in the way of innovation


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Metrics oriented Company, with bad measurement/promotion system"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist, Global Customer Services in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist, Global Customer Services in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The offices are very nice in Dublin, many people from all over the world (46 spoken languages) and the social atmosphere is great! If you love meeting new people, making international friends and travel - this place is for you!

    For a short run (a year or 2) its a great company. For more than that, it can be stressful and frustrating (see "cons" section).

    Cons

    1, For this position, there is no (or very little) time to really enjoy the perks, and also very little flexibility with time/place (meaning, you have to be logged to your phone exactly on time, can't be a minute late even, and you can't work away from your desk).
    2. Working extra hours becomes a must if you wish to just stay on your targets, and if you want to exceed them and get promoted - you either have to wait a long time (there is a queue..) or work even harder, or cheat (usually its a combination of all 3).
    3. As the way that performance is being measured is far from being accurate, people do anything to get ahead, and that includes "playing" with the numbers to serve their needs. A Shame that this hasn't changed in the recent years and seems like it wont change in the future.
    4. As targets and revenue goals are getting higher and harder - its easy to forget that there are actual people behind those numbers. But this is a hard task for Google, at least in this role.
    5. sometimes the role changes as time goes by, and if that change is not something you like or enjoy doing, if you wont adopt - it will affect your career/promotion (meaning, you are forced to do things you did not sign up for initially, and then being criticized for not doing well at them).

    All those things contribute to the demoralization of employees, and Google does that very well.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the Googler (not just the metrics, for a change), and the rest will follow (you will have motivated people who actually and genuinely would want to work)

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