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"Google IS All That"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior People Programs Specialist in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior People Programs Specialist in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Delicious, healthy gourmet meals - for free
Intelligent, hard-working co-workers who are all such interesting people with incredible talents beyond their work
Great balance - you can learn and play at work and mgmt supports this
Lots of career opportunities
Good resume builder

Cons

Big company means that jobs become very specialized
It's a bit chaotic - great if you are good with change and ambiguity - but some people have a hard time
Engineering is treated as a golden child so if you are in another part of the company, you are often not treated as respected or treated quite as well - that said, most perks and benefits are company-wide

Advice to Management

Stick to the core principles that make Google great and always take the high road
Don't operate out of fear (e.g. last year's layoffs)
Keep trying to create space for innovation even as processes become solidified

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (3)

    "The highs and lows"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Compliance Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are the best reason to work here. I had yet to meet anyone that I would consider incompetent.

    Cons

    Career advancement and promotions are vague. Job titles mean nothing -- you can be doing something someone 2 levels higher is doing, but you won't get paid the same.

    Advice to Management

    Create better policies around advancement and promotions. Keep people interested by giving them work that matches their strengths and values.


  2. "Cool internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great array of internal learning resources.
    - Great internship program, a lot of interns for all over the world.
    - Great place to meet other smart people and make new friends.
    - Great food, and there are many fun events throughout the summer.

    Cons

    - Most tools used are internal-only instead of open-source, so you may not gain a lot of transferrable skills.
    - Big company, not a lot of transparency and can't make a big impact.

    Advice to Management

    I like the way you take care of your employees.


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