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"Still a great place to work, despite the growth"

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Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Mountain View, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

You're working with top people in the world, the culture is very very relaxed, flex time, great benefits, free food.

Cons

The environment has changed since the early days. This may just be Operations jobs and does not necessarily apply to all Engineering though. Even still it's a great job.

Advice to Management

More and more talented people are leaving for new startups or other areas of the company. I don't have a specific solution but the reason is that the place has become too bureaucratic and it is much more difficult to work on fun new projects in Operations.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

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    "Fantastic opportunities, it's all up to you"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of self-directed time and energy.
    Great visibility into several core tech markets.
    World class computing infrastructure.

    Cons

    Chaotic, lots going on all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused: actions speak louder than words.


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    "Contractors are not treated with respect"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free breakfast lunch, dinner, gym membership, social events, and shuttle to work
    smart and interesting co workers
    good name recognition

    Cons

    contractors are treated with disrespect. the company makes it unclear what is needed in order to transition from a contractor to a full time employee. contractors are left in the dark.

    Advice to Management

    treat contractors with more trust and be more straightforward in regards to what is required to become full time.

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