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"They really look after their employees"

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  • 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

Other Employee Reviews for Google

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    "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)


  2. "One of the best working place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demand Management Representative in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Demand Management Representative in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good platform for skill development

    Cons

    You always want to grow old with the same company


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