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"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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Scale! Build innovative products that effect millions.

    Cons

    Size. Google is no longer a start up and inevitably bureaucracy creeps in.


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    "unfair, boring place (at least outside of engineering)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    delicious food, massages, TGIF/ other nice events, generally smart people (but also many are total weirdos), many engineers truly passionate about products

    Cons

    unfair/ slow promotions process (if you manager really likes you you get promoted, if they sort of like you you're in purgatorium forever, if they don't you're managed out). boring work. red tape. all big company problems and more. many products competing with each other or duplicating effort. chaos in communication between teams. bureaucracy in order to get simple stuff fone. Disrespect for non-eng functions. declining quality of hires.

    Advice to Management

    FIx all the above problems!!

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