Google - Good |
  1. "Good"

      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Google full-time


      Flexibility, Initiative, Creativity, Friendly Environment


      None, None, None, None, None

    1. "Google treats its employees wonderfully"

        Former Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in New York, NY

        I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years


        smart coworkers, mind boggling perks, an overall positive and encouraging work environment


        usual large company stuff if you're used to working at smaller places

      • Helpful (2261)

        "Moving at the speed of light, burn out is inevitable"

        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Former Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Google full-time for more than 8 years


        1) Food, food, food. 15+ cafes on main campus (MTV) alone. Mini-kitchens, snacks, drinks, free breakfast/lunch/dinner, all day, errr'day. 2) Benefits/perks. Free 24:7 gym access (on MTV campus). Free (self service) laundry (washer/dryer) available. Bowling alley. Volley ball pit. Custom-built and exclusive employee use only outdoor sport park (MTV). Free health/fitness assessments. Dog-friendly. Etc. etc....

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        1) Work/life balance. What balance? All those perks and benefits are an illusion. They keep you at work and they help you to be more productive. I've never met anybody at Google who actually time off on weekends or on vacations. You may not hear management say, "You have to work on weekends/vacations" but, they set the culture by doing so - and it inevitably trickles down. I don't know if Google inadvertently hires...

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        Advice to Management

        1) Don't dismiss emotional intelligence and adaptive leadership. They're not just catch phases. You need great managers and leaders in order to build great companies and develop great employees. The people who may be brilliant at solving technical issues may not be (and are most often, not) the best candidates for management. 2) Do something about that work-ife balance. Don't just have a bunch of pow-wows and...

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