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horrible

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

Pros

nothing good to say about this company. works you to death. too much back stabbing and politics

Cons

too much work, too much stress, politics is growing. hyper competetive know it alls abound in this company. not even the best conpany to work for in bay read

Advice to ManagementAdvice

where do i start

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice perks better if you aren't a contractor

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    Current Employee - Risk Specialist in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Risk Specialist in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    -you get a lot of the small perks (food, small team off-sites)
    -The workload is typically do able

    Cons

    -Conversion to full time was hard to come by
    -You tend to be reminded of all the perks that you aren't getting while still being expected to do the same sort of work at a lower price then the full time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Look to actually hire the contractors if they show they are capable of doing the job and handling the tasks given to them not just use them and let them go when the contract comes up

    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    The place to grow technically, but not as a person

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Technical challenges,
    Cool company,
    Cool products,
    The "start-up" chaos is good if all you want to do is to sit in a corner and be programming,
    Looks really good on your resume

    Cons

    My manager was really bad,
    The "start-up" chaos, but still a lot of internal bureaucracy, like hiring committees
    A lot of socially-awkward-penguin people,
    Everyone is always late to meetings,
    A lot of people don't have a personal life outside Google,
    If you want personal development, grow as a leader, talk non-nerdy stuff, this is not the right place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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