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An amazing work environment where everyone is very smart and friendly. I have learned a lot from great coworkers to amazing managers and directors. Great work/life balance and perks. After some time the career path can get a bit slow but an amazing professional experience overall!
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Fun engaging corporate culture. Very mart people. Lots to learn across verticals and technologies. Overall best company I worked at o far. Recommend to anyone
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Google is a good work environment. There are a lot of perks and opportunities available to advance within the company. The culture is extremely positive and forward thinking.
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You get into a right group, it's the best job in the world. But Google is also huge burocracy by now, so some projects are not very exciting and political.
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I was recruited to come to Google Cloud and was sold on the Google culture. Let me be clear: Google Cloud is NOT Google. It's likely closer to Oracle or SAP. Leadership is constantly changing, which also means the direction/priorities are also always changing.
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Google still needs to hire humans to get things done. The company is a cult of amateurs who move from position to position within the company, taking their "experience" to start fresh and learn new positions. Every new arrival Is so smart, because they went to college and are now "Googlers" that they know how to fix everything and make it better, even if they don't know what a job or project actually entails. Senior management is very stable and seems to relish or tolerate this chaos as some sort of professional development or as a way to churn out the undesirables. The truth is that Google is an empty shell, supported by massive revenue from AdSense, its only valuable and really first product. The rest seems to be a journey to somewhere, but without "Rich Uncle AdSense" nothing else would be possible. If you are lucky enough to land a good paying job here (there are some), do your work, keep your opinions to yourself and nod you head when they all say they are liberals, woke, Marxist, etc. They claim to be free thinkers, as long as you agree with them 100%. This perspective applies to sales, marketing and doesn;t reflect on R&D, product development or anything that would be considered a STEM field, etc.
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The robot overlords ingest petabytes of data a minute, the algorithm must be fed, tweeked, re-taught, perfected into the AI that will change the world
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The recruiting process is far too long, most engineers wait 2 to 3 months for an offer and the technical questions asked are intended to trick candidates.
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Equity, perks
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Poor management, far too process heavy
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My career path and personal growth has skyrocketed in my 2 years here. Great support and diverse challenges to help sculpt anyone that wants it. Very much an environment that won't micro-manage as long as your output us there.
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I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Adword & Biz Dev. professionals at Google. I was exposed to Ad Buyers of $200,000+ per month of Ad spend. A great place to start your career.
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its amazing and energetic feeling, its challenging and helping more ideas and creativity and knowledge of an individual. Attracting and hiring smart creatives is a skill in itself. Authors suggest that creating successful products and ideas based on unique technical insights is the first step. Having the focus on growth instead of revenue, and keeping an eye on the competition are the other steps to maintaining a successful, original venture that would attract smart creatives
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Depending on which campus you work at, it's really great but they hire contractors for a lot of roles and so there ends up being a level of separation between the work force, especially when it comes time for cool events or gifts/bonuses.
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Good teams to work with. Managers are effective but could be supported more with better direction by SVPs. Great atmosphere and culture. Hours are okay but the downside is they will usually not let you work remotely.
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Being contracted by Google was an amazing experience, they are a wonderful company and treat their employees like family. The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to organize events and keep everyone stress free.
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Great Company and room for growth - only left to expand my career in HR and to also go to a smaller company. The company is pretty built our and corporate.
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Prepare to work hard. The better you work with your manager and coworkers the easier it is to advance. Be prepared for tough performance reviews. They have high expectations from all their employees.
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Free lunches and office amenities
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Great opportunity to be a digital marketing expert in the ad industry - fast paced, full of opportunities to interact with marketing, engineering, and operations.
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Great place to work,never needed to buy food kitchens and micro kitchens on every floor well stocked with a large variety of food options Therapy rooms were a little too cold for some clients .
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free meals
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They offer a lot of room to learn and grow. They truly care about their employees and offer amazing perks and benefits. It's quite a large company now, but within each team is the ability to feel you're more part of the team.
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There are incredible people and opportunities to make a large impact. The perks and technical support are fantastic. There is strong attention to users and opportunities to engage with professionals outside Google as well.
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Productive work place, healthy work place environment. I highly enjoyed the challenges of the job as well as my fellow co workers. The environment was always welcoming and multicultural which i appreciated.
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