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"Poor ethics, cult-like atmosphere"

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Former Employee - Adwords Associate in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Adwords Associate in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

great side benefits, free food, nice setting for a corporation. Some of the people were nice to work with, young atmosphere

Cons

all benefits at Google are provided so as to keep you at work as long as possible. Serious egotism is a problem.

Advice to Management

Google leadership needs to remove themselves from their self created pedestal. The world would not end if Google suddenly no longer existed.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "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


  2. 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.

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