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Nicer from the outside
Engineering Director (Current Employee), MTVAugust 3, 2014
Pros: freedom
Cons: lack of performance from peers and managers
Inside the Plex looks different .. Corporate politics delivered in a teenage like style with a smile ..
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Great company
HR Business Partner (Current Employee), Mountain View, CAJuly 30, 2014
Pros: great culture and management team
Cons: n/a
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.
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Great place to work if all you need is free meals
Support Team Lead (Former Employee), Mountain View, CAJuly 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
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Very productive environment
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee), Mountain View, CAJuly 23, 2014
Pros: twelve free restaurants to choose from
Cons: twelve free restaurants to choose from
Very productive environment which brings satisfying projects.
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Productive and fun
Account Coordinator and then as an Account Manager (Former Employee), LondonJuly 23, 2014
Pros: free food all day
Cons: hard to advance
An amazing place to work! you have to be on the ball at all times as it is a face paced and challenging work place but the benefits are superior to anywhere else I've worked before
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work as well as fun
Software Engineer (Former Employee), hitechJuly 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....
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Google Inc.
QA (Former Employee), Peabody, MAJuly 19, 2014
Pros: free lunch everyday, internet use during break, friendly coworkers, etc.
Used very expensive products for scanning books. Very organized work place.
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Great company to work for.
Property Manager (Current Employee), Durham, NCJuly 17, 2014
Something new every day. Educational opportunities in Property Management. Great customers. Great Area Manager.
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Pretty good
Business Analyst (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAJuly 16, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: long hours
Yup it's a good company to work at. Here are more things I think about it. It's fast paced and I met interesting people here.
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Enjoyable, Creative Environment to Expand your Career
Policy Enforcement Specialist (Contractor) (Former Employee), Mountain View, CAJuly 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
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Productive
Google Adwords Representitive (Former Employee), Dublin, DJuly 3, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: long hours
Good working environment
culturally diverse
Challenging and inspirational
Great training for each role
Great H.R system
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Excellent Company!
Software Engineer (Current Employee), Mountain View, CAJuly 1, 2014
a typical day at work
what you learned
management
your co-workers
the hardest part of the job
the most enjoyable part of the job
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google i enjoy working , people are friendly ,
Technician I (Former Employee), Sunnyvale, CAJune 30, 2014
Pros: free lunches, breakfast, dinner, laundrry, drinks, coffee bonuses
Cons: healh cares long beaks and lunches
I leaned how to work into a robotic machines at google by doing the google glasses
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Every day something new is learnt
Account Executive (Current Employee), Ann Arbor, MIJune 24, 2014
Working as an account executive for Google is very informative, adventurous and quirky.
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WDS _ Technical Support Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee), Bournemouth, ENGJune 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
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Very Enjoyable
Google Earth Street Mapper (Former Employee), ENGJune 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.
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A blur.
Sourcer 3 (Current Employee), Austin, TXJune 20, 2014
Pros: free food.
Cons: very very bad culture
Google is a great training ground, but not the best moral ground.
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fun and exciting
Project Coordinator (Current Employee), Mountain ViewJune 19, 2014
Fun place to work. Lots of brilliant and motivated people. College-campus feel.
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Enjoyably Atmosphere with Friendly People
Partner Operations Specialist (Current Employee), Mountain View, CAJune 18, 2014
Pros: free amenities
Cons: work/life balance
- Typical days consist of new outreach in the AM and Account management in the PM.

- Fine tuned cold calling skills while acquiring new skills like SQL.

- Management is easily accessible and ready to help.

- Coworkers are friendly and enjoyable to work with.

- Work/life balance hardest part of job.

- Great environment that encourages learning and – more... growth – less
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Productive
Leaflet Distributor (Former Employee), Bradford, ENGJune 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

About Google

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