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"Bad Time to be in the Sales Org"

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Current Employee - Account Executive in Ann Arbor, MI
Current Employee - Account Executive in Ann Arbor, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The benefits and perks of working at Google are outstanding. As a whole, I think the company does care about its employees, at the highest levels.

Cons

The sales org is a big bureaucratic mess.
Most decisions are made by upper management with a very short-term focus - and everyone has to play along - to get that director his/her next bonus.
Promotions are 100% driven by politics vs. how you perform in your core role.
There are much better parts of the company to be in - but you won't be able to get in to them in the Ann Arbor office. The good roles are all centralized in Mountain View.
HR here is evil. Any move you make, they will look for ways to claw back your merit increases and even make you sign that you will not negotiate salary if you get an offer. Then give you a poor offer.

Advice to Management

Open up more roles to remote offices.
Promote for core role competency vs. side projects and politics.
Promote more from within vs. external hires (who have 2+ years learning curve).
Make HR less evil.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Google underpays when it comes to staffing and recruiting. They are way below the market. There is no work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Technical Sourcer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Sourcer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Free food and snacks.

    Cons

    Very corporate now. The company is hierarchical and there is little to no access to management at the top. Long hours and no work life balance.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Quantitative Analyst Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Quantitative Analyst Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. There are rich resources for internal training.
    2. Flexible time and nice work/life balance.
    3. Generous payment and relocation stipend.
    4. Gorgeous people to work and interact at work.
    5. Google holds internal weekly meetings to share the most recent progress in various teams.

    Cons

    As the company is too big, it takes more time to learn about the different opportunities on a higher level. Typical projects have narrow focuses and it is hard to learn what everybody else is doing in the team.

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