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"Lot of Activity - What are we Doing?"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

- Perks (cafeterias, massage, wellness programs, commuter shuttles, bowling alley (!) etc. etc.) are amazing
- Sharp people
- Flexible work environment
- Strong teamwork culture

Cons

- A lot of concurrent initiatives, but unsure of status/followthrough/reasons for these initiatives
- A sense that we are over-hiring
- Commitment to "dogfooding" is admirable--but sometimes it's OK to use a non-Google application to manage some of our work.
- There is a tendency to promote people who need more seasoning. Managing people is not a perk of promotion, and not everyone can be a manager.

Advice to Management

- Clearer focus. Where are we going? How are we getting there?
- Clearer feedback regarding expectations of managers.
- Stronger management development program is needed.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Great! Fun!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sourcer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Sourcer in Mountain View, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flex hours, great food, easy

    Cons

    not challenging enough. Should have offered a longer contract

    Advice to Management

    nothing


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    "It is a pleasure"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best Work Life Balance ever seen

    Cons

    Poor Career Growth
    Promotion review is dysfunctional

    Advice to Management

    get real!


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