This company is very standers Rule regulation better than other company I learnt lot of things from this company, they did train us for fourteen days No hardest part for the company but need to be careful It's really enjoyable place to work.
Technical Recruiter (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – November 12, 2018
There are a lot of things to like about working at Google, but there is the potential to get the feeling that you're just another cog in the machine there. If you put 100% of yourself into the job, work nights and weekends you will do well, if you try to maintain a strong work/life balance it will be difficult to excel.
Dispatch / Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – November 10, 2018
Our company was hired to provide a service for google. it was for their google express delivery service. we interacted with many of the employees and other companies that google hire to do this project.
Technical Support Agent (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – November 7, 2018
Lack of training and a 'Trainer' who only showed up a few times. Unfair 'scoring process' on calls; if both survey questions weren't answered at the end of the call, you didn't receive credit for positive feedback on first question. If a customer was upset because they hadn't had their Google Fiber installed yet, and they said they weren't happy with the company on the Survey, it counted as a 'FAIL' for me. The company had made unrealistic promises on install & built dates which in turn made several people very upset. Most enjoyable were my co-workers, who were very helpful, and free food in the mini-kitchen.
Well stocked mini-kitchen
short breaks on a 12 hr shift; one 10 min, one 15 min, and 30 min lunch
Consultant - Contract (Former Employee) – Kirkland, WA – November 2, 2018
The department I was brought in to work for was dysfunctional at best, I was there as an expert in my field, but the resource did not utilize nor leverage my skills. The resource had insecurity issues and stress attacks about their job. Not a good experience with my direct reporting manager; however the other departments in our area seem to run better. I had excellent feedback from the departments I worked with when I was able to work without a micro-manager so constricted by their own stress brought on totally by themselves or corporate goal that was too aggressive for them - totally bad experience.
laid back chill work environment with mobility and flexibly with experienced management
corporate goals and performance initiatives seemingly stressful to achieve
QA Engineer (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – November 2, 2018
I worked at Google short term as a QA Engineer testing Google Assistant mobile app on Android devices, both phones and tablets. There weren't enough meetings and discussions about testing strategy, and following the test suite strictly was a requirement. I think more creativity in terms of testing and more open lines of communication about changes to the product would help uncover more bugs.
Free lunches, great product to test, lots to learn
Online Advertising Support (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – November 1, 2018
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.
Software Developer (Former Employee) – Venice beach, CA – October 31, 2018
Google refuses to accept that it is now a very large, and corporate, company. As a result of this, their response to corporate politics and gaming of their peer review process is to (a) ignore it, and (b) punish those who report it.
If you are on a good team at Google, it is undoubtedly one of the best companies in the industry to work for. Unfortunately, if a bad team lead decides to bid on you, for whatever reason, you're stuck, and the company does not handle this well.
User Support Specialist/Contract (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – October 31, 2018
Worked for a contract agency Randstad. Very poor management. Unfair treatment to employees by entire management team. Workplace culture was diverse and friendly with the exception of the leaders. Typical day consisted of providing email support to customers. Meetings to create workflow standards. The most enjoyable part was being part of team that would create a standard flow to be used for future teams. Also enjoying all the wonderful perks at the google campus until one day we all got demoted to yellow badges by management. When asked Management informed us that it was brought to their attention that some of the employees were being greedy and taking advantage of the food. Meanwhile management kept their perks. The most shadiest job I ever had, I know Google was not all fault but rather the greedy upper folks at Randstad.
Encoding Operator (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – October 31, 2018
I was a contractor with Vaco at Google for 2 years. I was promised a long term contract, but never received that opportunity due to poor management. Our team lead was the worst person I ever had to deal with professionally.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – October 26, 2018
Teaching classes were only tough for me regarding the fact that everyone was always so busy, or preoccupied with meetings, or, even having to "make the bus" to get home... that it made attendance very random.
Great food, great people
Not much potential nor help for growth, despite HUGE efforts and skills on my part
Staffing Services Specialist -- Temporary Contract (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – October 22, 2018
Google is what everyone thinks it is. Very relaxed, very friendly. However, something no one thinks about is the contracting. Contractors are treated very poorly. They are released whenever they feel like it even if you are exceeding metrics. That is the only concerning area