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"great benefits, culture struggling"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

projects have high visibility & impact
work with very intelligent colleagues
employees are well catered to

Cons

elitism and arrogance are commonplace
low promotion rate = highly competitive
as company grows individual work becomes less impactful

Advice to Management

rebuild the company into crossfunctional business units to regain agility

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Overworked"

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    Former Employee - Developer Advocate in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Developer Advocate in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Google takes care of almost all of your needs, from computer and ergo equipment to a ride to work, a rental car when you need it for an errand, and tons of free food. They do a great job at trying to remove any worries about life so you can focus on your job.

    Cons

    The downside is that you'll need to take advantage of all that because you'll be so busy with work. My experience was that doing well at Google took over my life completely while I was there, requiring me to work during the shuttle ride, at work and during lunches, on the shuttle ride home, and most evenings and weekends. When I talked to other folks inside the company, many of them agreed that they had the same experience.

    Advice to Management

    The company seems to be founded on the idea that if you hire smart people, you can run the company with a bottom-up, siloed strategy, and things will go well. But as the company has grown, a more top-down approach, and one that breaks down product silos, is becoming very important in order to take on major initiatives. I haven't seen the company address this growing need adequately yet.


  2. "Great place to work in spite of long hours."

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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

    Abililty to have high impact.
    Terrific benefits / compensation.
    Brilliant co-workers.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Lots of young people with no outside obligations to compete with.

    Advice to Management

    The size fits all job descriptions don't work well in all groups.

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