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"Great perks to retain overqualified staff usually doing trivial work"

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Current Contractor - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Contractor - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Google perks are best in the industry and Founders and Sr. Management have done well to invest in attracting and retaining talent. The work place is really enjoyable and there is always excitement in the air about new technology.

Cons

Far too many overqualified people doing trivial work. Here even minions have minions of their own on contract to do even smallest of tasks.

Advice to Management

Hiring practices are strange and often give too much power to one individual to influence the decision. This policy would work great if everyone you have hired is already perfect. But there are some bad apples, and they are setting up barriers for smarter people to get in and work.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fun place to work, zero transparency"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Google as a contractor

    Pros

    -great office (5 cafeterias, events, pool tables)
    -cool people (younger crow, fun to be around)
    -interesting products (cutting edge technology)

    Cons

    -terrible management (no management experience)
    -bureaucratic (everything needs has to be reviewed by a million managers)
    -zero transparency (no idea where the direction of your product is going)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  2. "Challenging and enjoyable"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a friendly environment where professional and personal growth is encouraged.

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons.

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