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Verily Life Sciences Reviews

Updated November 29, 2018
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Revolutioning Healthcare with world-class engineers and experts"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Verily Life Sciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Super smart yet humble and helpful colleagues, Google perks, tremendous funding, fast growth with many opportunities to take on leadership roles, meaningful and innovative projects that will revolutionize healthcare, decent work-life balance compared to most other hardware companies

    Cons

    Many projects are done in partnerships with other companies; this translates to sometime not having total absolute control in product direction.

    Many processes are still being defined but managers are receptive and appreciated of feedbacks.

    Advice to Management

    Survey experienced employees about organizations and processes they have found effective in their previous positions and build these into our organization and work stream.

    Focus on making high quality products for the end users (physicians/patients) instead of making our partners happy


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Hitting it's groove"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Well funded, growing and ambitious

    Cons

    Growing pains, some departments are evolving slowly, not enough sync between software and science teams.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "A few bad managers gone now"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting mission, world class colleagues, Google resources, facilities, food
    Direction seems better now that a few of the bad managers have left. They forced out some good people.

    Cons

    Very political environment, it's all about who you know
    Unfair compensation
    Not much true diversity of thought
    Lack senior staff, hires too many with no real industry experience

    Advice to Management

    Make org chart flatter, fewer managers who bring along their baggage


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Program Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Verily Life Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Strong company culture. Endless amounts of smart, great people.

    Cons

    There is definitely a top-down culture. Not many entry level positions


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Don't get anywhere close"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Verily Life Sciences full-time

    Pros

    smart and friendly coworkers (as long as you don't go you the management chain), all the Google perks

    Cons

    no transparency, dubious goals from the top management, quite a few untrustworthy people just trying to get their own promotion and little empire

    Advice to Management

    reward the people doing the real work


  6. Helpful (57)

    "Interesting and challenging work, but don't expect to get compensated for it."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Verily Life Sciences full-time

    Pros

    The company is doing really cool stuff that will have great impact. It's rewarding work.

    Cons

    The culture could use improvement, but the biggest pitfall is that the leadership treat their employees horribly. Many talented people are under-leveled and not making the amount of money they should. There is a huge lack of transparency towards decisions made. Equity and compensation is not offered fairly to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they're worth. They won't feel valued enough to stay and you'll continue to suffer a talent exodus if you don't. This includes equity.