Google map driver (Current Employee), Sydney, NS – July 30, 2012
Pros: hour lunch break
Cons: not permanent
This was an excellent learnign experience and challenged me with technical responsibilities as well as mapping skills. Enjoyed working for the company and enjoyed my job task as I am now a very skilled experienced driver with lots of knowledge in the Cape Breton area.
HR Business Partner (Current Employee), Mountain View, CA – July 30, 2014
Pros: great culture and management team
The best company on the planet. Still growing and now it is a huge company, but still moves fast. It is getting political, but still maintains great corporate culture considering the size of the organization.
Support Team Lead (Former Employee), Mountain View, CA – July 29, 2014
Pros: free meals
Cons: extremely compartmentalized business units, high turnover, unclear management structure, lack of focus or goals, low salary, not receptive to feedback or suggestions
Google's management structure consists of a caste of managers whom freely rotate from project to project irrespective of their past performance or experience. One of the 6 managers I had while I worked there (a period of 5 months) told us that 5/6 of his previous projects had been failures. That's fine for him, but it's likely that all his employees – more... in that department were laid off. It's also likely that they were low-paid contractors. I discovered that a large number of workers at Google were contractors being paid in the $10-14 per hour range. Many of these contractors were also denied the famous free meals, bus service, and facilities of Google. And they were reprimanded for riding the Google bikes, which are also famous for having a 50% theft rate, yet contractors couldn't use them...
The bottom line is, Google makes it's money off of marketing, and cares little for it's employees, contractors, or customers, beyond their ability to generate revenue. Anyone who says otherwise is probably blinded by the bright colors and slightly-above-standard perks. – less
Software Engineer (Former Employee), hitech – July 20, 2014
The name "google" originated from a misspelling of "googol" which refers to the number represented by 1 and it s famous for developing large scale search engines.....so,i am much more interested to learn ur innovative ideas n perform my best....
Enjoyable, Creative Environment to Expand your Career
Policy Enforcement Specialist (Contractor) (Former Employee), Mountain View, CA – July 14, 2014
Pros: ability to be creative, free food, dynamic management, start-up within google
Cons: project ended sooner than planned
During my 8 month project at Google, I was able to see many vertical of a new start-up and wear very different hats. I created customer support policies for an up and coming product that focused on clients expanding their personal brands. I was able to work with many different team and create strategies for enabling start-up product growth. The hardest – more... part of this job was saying goodbye and I will look very forward to joining a team of similar quality one day. – less
WDS _ Technical Support Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee), Bournemouth, ENG – June 22, 2014
Working in Wds, Technical Support Customer Service Advisor, make you able to understand what the customers need. I work for the Google Wallet area, is the payment platform for Google. I always used to work in team for other jobs and the strength of this job is the team, couldn't be the same without a great team. Sometime you must be able to help customers – more... that lost money, that have problems with their accounts and these are sensitive situations, you must be patient and very polite, you must understand their feelings and help them. Could be hard but my team has a very good success. Help customers is my principal aim. They need all my help and i have a good achievement in that. – less
Google Earth Street Mapper (Former Employee), ENG – June 22, 2014
Able to utilize my time management skills as worked from home and had to plan my own working week. This continued until my contract had ended. Completed my area within the allocated months as this was seasonal.
Leaflet Distributor (Former Employee), Bradford, ENG – June 17, 2014
Working for the manager was a little hit and miss I was called twice to hand put leaflets but never received payment the second time. I could hand out the leaflets in my own time but the pay was very poor