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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
Recommends
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. "Challenging and enjoyable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Overall A Great Place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, Great leaders, Amazing transparency

    Cons

    Slowly becoming a big company, bit of red tape everywhere.

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