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Google Technical Recruiter Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2019

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  1. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in South Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great perks, free food. Great culture.

    Cons

    `There was not benefits for contractors

    Google2019-04-24
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Google is amazing"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team work and culture

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for advancement

    Google2019-02-12
  3. "Wonderful Experience"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google for less than a year

    Pros

    Google sets up their employees for success Wonderful work culture with a lot of team building events Great leads who not only want the best for their team, but also care about the team members in terms of career and personal growth

    Cons

    Can come off cutthroat at times due to the high number of recruiters on contract

    Google2018-10-23
  4. "Re ruiter"

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google for less than a year

    Pros

    Company is awesome with talks about great culture

    Cons

    No evaluation of management on how they r running their group

    Advice to Management

    Take some time and create measures where managers are accountable in some way to higher management.

    Google2018-08-11
  5. "Innovative culture but rough WLB"

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very innovative and entrepreneurial. Great infrastructure and tools. Awesome perks. Healthcare is unbeatable.

    Cons

    No remote work options. Given the consistent growth mode, rough WLB

    Google2018-05-09
  6. "Recruiter and Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fun, good benefits, lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Too many checks and balances.

    Google2017-10-18
  7. Helpful (13)

    "Harsh, Political Recruiting Environment"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google for more than a year

    Pros

    If offered a contract recruiting role here, then accept the offer. Their brand on your resume will forever positively impact your future opportunities. Many companies will want to interview you, simply because you worked at Google. * Free Food * Gym Access * Shuttle Access (free to employees; contractors are charged for this service)

    Cons

    You'll learn quickly that your FTE colleagues view you as "less than" due to your contract status, which is painstakingly obvious as they glare down at your red colored badge. All contractors wear red badges, which almost felt like a public shaming when full-time employees looked at your badge and then decided whether or not to say hello. There is a lack of diversity as most of the recruiting teams are made up of...

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    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with contractors! Remove the red badges!

    Google2017-05-20
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Take off your rose-colored glasses before working here"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sourcing Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, even for contractors. Excellent food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, also great snacks. Great Shuttle service (though not free for contractors). Easy to shuttle between Seattle and Kirkland. Good location in Seattle. Not much micro-management, if any. Very friendly culture, very pleasant employees and staff. GREAT applicant tracking system in comparison to other companies (seriously the system is not...

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    Cons

    Contractors are not seen/treated as equals to FTE's. Your badge will be different, you won't necessarily be able to work from home, you won't be invited to certain meetings or events with the company. The recruiting process as a whole take an unnecessarily long time both in tech and in non-tech. You will lose candidates because Google takes too long to team-match their candidates. There is very little transparency to...

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    Advice to Management

    Be more direct with expectations for contractors. Provide more 1:1 support for people struggling to meet metrics and if you see layoffs coming up, give some lead time so people can find a new job if they need to without being unexpectedly unemployed. Have some loyalty for the people that work for you.

    Google2017-04-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Recruiter - Software Engineer in Test"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google for less than a year

    Pros

    It was great to work at a strong employee branded company. Recruiting for the best of the best was awesome, but very restricted to the skill set you were hunting for (Software Engineers).

    Cons

    Team Manager did not give much direction for goals. Most recruiters do not get converted full-time. Not having as much exposure to the hiring managers made it more difficult to collaborate on what they were truly looking for in the next hire.

    Advice to Management

    Set goals to help measure traction and to setup success.

    Google2017-03-22
  10. "Technical Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You have the sense of autonomy in this environment

    Cons

    No work-life balance whatsoever.

    Google2017-02-12
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