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"Fantastic company"

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Former Employee - Map Designer in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Map Designer in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The rumors about the glamorous work environment at Google are true. You're in a comfortable workplace surrounded by the best people and practically smothered with perks.

Cons

The fabulous perks are there to keep the highly skilled employees complacent while they perform the menial, repetitive, labor that is required to keep the machine running. On any given eventing, many a Googler can be heard lamenting his/her under-stimulating project at any given Palo Alto watering hole.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Played a lot of ping pong"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Sourcer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Technical Sourcer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with awesome people. Terrific perks and benefits. Fantastic learning environment. Loved the free food. I got to play a lot of ping pong.

    Cons

    You're a small piece of a large machine. It's difficult to have impact.

    Advice to Management

    The contractor model for recruiters/sourcers doesn't work. You just train someone on best practices for a year, then send them directly to your competitors.


  2. "Great company, awesome co workers, but getting really really big."

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very smart management in almost every department with clear, ambitious vision. Most people at the company are self starters and have a desire to improve whether its making the products, workplace services, or even things like food and transportation for employees.

    Cons

    Company is getting huge, hard to navigate organization. I still believe its one of the best run large companies but at some point an organization will just get too large and loses the agility and speed that it had before.

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