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Google Sales Executive Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 300 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Contractor - Inside Sales Executive in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Inside Sales Executive in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing smart people, ambitious challenges.

    Cons

    Very difficult to stand out as a contractor.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Avoid Google Cloud Field Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Google name, good perks and benefits, good base salary, nice offices

    Cons

    - You will not make your number unless you are personally connected with management and are given top accounts. The nepotism is the worst I have ever seen in my career. Certain managers are just openly favoring their friends.
    - Sales operations is not a mature operation. The CRM data is totally incorrect, payouts for deals often go to the wrong rep... literally a 50-50 shot that you will get paid on what you sold. Trying to get contract changes approved is a nightmare.
    Facts -
    - 10% of outside field reps on an individual number made their number last year. Many were not even close.
    - In my region there were two reps out of 20 over quota. Those two reps, of course, were handed accounts that would have been buying from anyone. All about which accounts you are handed.
    - The uplifts on quota are absurd. 100%, 150% increases over what that territory did last year. Unless you have a huge, new deal... and given the length of the sales cycle it will be a year or two if you are not handed an account, you will not hit quota. If people were shown how many reps missed quota last year and understood their chances of success coming in, they would have a difficult time recruiting people... and this is an opportunity to work at Google.

    Advice to Management

    You can't keep doing this to people. People come into to Google, generally giving up successful careers elsewhere, because they think they will be put in a situation where they will succeed given skill and a large effort. That isn't the case. Everyone knows that isn't the case. Given Google's reputation as an employer it is shocking. People Ops should really step in and say that this isn't the way Google is going to treat its employees, we're not going to set people up to fail.

  3. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Fun friendly people and really care about the customers.

    Cons

    Not room for advancement. They say to apply for positions however you end up staying in the department.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Executive sales"

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    Former Employee - Executive Sales in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Executive Sales in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun fast past invornment. Good challenging work.

    Cons

    People in the office were a little snooty tooty or stuck up.

    Advice to Management

    Non


  5. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Hamburg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Hamburg (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great work environment, colleagues and work conditions

    Cons

    have to organize yourself well because you work independently


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ok ok company"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Executive in Ahmedabad (India)
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Executive in Ahmedabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom! Good on the basis of increment but when you reach ahead of 20K then be ready do get fired as they do not need guys working above 20K

    Cons

    No growth in the company


  7. "Do you wanna good job... Then face it"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Kolkata (India)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Kolkata (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best opportunities to get your Carrier settled, looks very professional and very resourcefull, find some new skills to gain more. This company is very resourcefulness for the Bachelor candidate.

    Cons

    Try to gain some challenge's. But trust me I don't have faced any challenges yet. Just moving on to go forward to get some challenge's.

    Advice to Management

    Try to gain more job offers

  8. "Very good experience from a Long Time"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Indore (India)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Indore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Every person have He work with a Reputed Company & His Work Use full & helpful For A those Compny who Allready very Large against Compititor

    Cons

    Yes Becouse Of now I am work in Plastic Industry & here's Working style is Diffrent Between Google But I am a Sales Officer after Few Days my Mind is set in there Working Style

    Advice to Management

    Sales Officeres are Most important Part for Every Company so please Don't Avoid to Him


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Area Sales"

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    Current Employee - Area Sales Executive in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Area Sales Executive in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best Benefit , team work , balance work and life

    Cons

    very good team work, smooth work and manage

    Advice to Management

    good team work and management