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"Great company but chaos and churn can be grinding"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Excellent compensation, benefits, perks, possibility of travel, variety, opportunities to take on lots of different projects, freedom to define the scope and direction of work, smart people.

Cons

Leadership with ADD, constant change of direction/priorities, reorgs, churn, turnover, duplication of effort, lack of accountability, chaos, etc. that sometimes leads to inferior results, unfinished work, unequal treatment, and burnout. In some offices, overcrowding and poor physical conditions.

Advice to Management

They need to do more to retain existing employees long term and encourage better work-life balance: the hiring juggernaut is not a solution to attrition. I also think that the decision to grow headquarters disproportionately to all others is an unfortunate mistake.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Google work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, people, food and environment. Very rigorous approach to product planning and maybe most importantly a transparent culture where people are encouraged to give feedback and dig in where they're interested.

    Cons

    It's gotten big. People who have dreams of working at startups will find out that Google is now (and has been for a while) a very large company with lots of divisions and layers.


  2. "The Best"

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

    Pros

    The diversity of opportunity. Google touches so many industries from ad-tech to consumer software and hardware. There is something for everyone at Google and it's very easy to find a role on a product that you truly care about. The culture is incredible and work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    If you live in SF and work in MTV the commute is long. Otherwise there are very few cons to working at Google. They've created an incredible corporate environment.

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