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"Great place to work, smart people but suffers from the big-company issues"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Team-Lead in London, England
Current Employee - Team-Lead in London, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Amazing peers
- Loads of freedom and latitude
- Ability to grow and transfer internally
- Internal performance and feedback system is quite healthy

Cons

- Big company = not as transparent as it used to be
- Getting things done sometimes takes forever because of legal / privacy
- Politics in middle management, as everywhere

Advice to Management

Really think about putting users or partners first - don't just say it, do it

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great XP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Industry Manager in London, England
    Former Contractor - Industry Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is what you make of it so get stuck in, fantastic opportunities and good work life balance

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in it all and difficult to get job satisfaction at times and all roles are blurred in their responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Give clear direction where you can and unique goals for your staff... Also remember the brand your working for, it can be used for the wider community not just your employees


  2. "What's not to like"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    The much talked about benefits/ salary/ perks, the fast-paced, innovative and challenging environment with diverse, competitive colleagues. Self starters will find opportunities can be found or made and there can be a lot of autonomy. Scope to move location. Ample internal training provided.

    Cons

    None if you're willing to work hard.

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