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"Paradise for geeks like me"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - SWE Intern in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - SWE Intern in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Talent people, happy environment, good food

Cons

Start to act like a big company

Advice to Management

Keep it this way. Grow team with adoption of company culture. Some buildings in main campus may need to improve working conditions.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Great place to work if you want to change the world"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Quantitative Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -- one of a handful of companies with big ambitions on changing the world, and does not restrict itself to core competencies.
    -- startup environment in many teams like Android, Chrome, etc.
    -- surrounded by very smart people who also care about doing things "right" and genuinely want to make the world a better place

    Cons

    -- work/life balance non existent

    Advice to Management

    -- focus and invest heavily in fewer products
    -- make a bigger effort to get things right the first time


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Elitist, Arrogant Managers with low self-awareness"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great food, amenities and good compensation.
    Excellent location in Chelsea.

    Cons

    #1- Current Recruiting practice has some very strange practices and the rather junior, mediocre recruiting staff are afraid to challenge

    #2-Inflexible recruiting practices that hire against a set of ideals vs business needs. At least 1,000 people a day are screened out due to ridiculous ideals that are never questioned

    #3-Recruiting practices that do not improve without 18 layers of approvals and weak recruiting leadership.

    #4-Strong recruiters leave. Mediocre recruiters stay so that they can provide more convolution to an already convoluted process.

    Advice to Management

    Hire for the business, creativity and potential, not academic credentials or schools. Get rid of the current recruiting leadership.

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