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
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
GIS Specialist (Former Employee), Hyderabad, AP – June 10, 2014
● Carried out major process improvement drives through custom made training ● Delivered 21 new traced cities and 32 strategic locations in a timely manner to the highest possible quality standard in compliance with pre-set legal boundaries ● Recurrently manipulated tabular and spatial data, conducted spatial analysis, queried the GIS database, and presented – more... data clearly and efficiently using maps and charts to higher ups for effective decision making. ● Liaised with internal departments, assisted a diverse work group to ensure completion of major projects and programs. – less
Vending Attendant (MK) (Former Employee), Mountain View, CA – June 4, 2014
Pros: free food, bikes to get around the huge campus, interacting with poeple everyday
Cons: other then waking up at 3 in the morning, i cant complain.
All around amazing, From my management who were hands on, to the amazing team that I had. Are main job title, other then stocking, cleaning, and inventory, was our customer service skills, which I took my customer service skills with great pride. I made sure my (googlers as we call them) were happy and satisfied everyday, and always did 10% to meet – more... their needs. Oh not to mention all the free food. – less
Recruiter (Contract) (Former Employee), Mountain View, CA – May 21, 2014
Pros: food (but it wears off after a few weeks)
Cons: everything in the review!!
Two different messages given to employees. Upper management give you the idea they want you to have fun and enjoy the experience. Lower management gives no encouragement, no regards to contractors, and does nothing to help the moral. Burn and churn!
sales person (Former Employee), Nairobi – May 20, 2014
Cons: short breaks.
the typical day work was so tiresome.i learnt to handle different types of people.management was good and co-workers were fun to be with.hardest part was to introduce a new product in the market and convincing customers to use it.most enjoyable part is when am able to convince the customer.