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  • CEO
    Tekedra Mawakana & Dmitri Dolgov
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    11 to 50
  • Industry
    Transportation & Logistics
  • Headquarters
    Mountain View
  • Link
    Waymo website
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Layout Engineer in Mountain View, CA
on October 31, 2021
I have currently worked as a direct hire for about three years, I worked as a TVC before that (temp, vendor, contractor). The people are decent, I have not worked with or for anyone who is overly difficult. I like the work, there is a lot of it and the work is very challenging. The pace is fast and most of the time I am trying to juggle several issues at once, I multitask here more than any other job I've had, and I've had a lot of them, working mostly as a contractor over the course of my career, not necessarily by choice mind you. There are opportunities to advance if someone high up really likes you or if you're a Stanford, MIT, or similar grad. Or, if you have a PhD in something they really need, you can get hired on at a very high level. As for me, I have worked my tail off for years but I was "rewarded" by being put into a lower job classification than I deserve. While I am aware of a lot of people being promoted, some multiple times, that is not the case for me. To be fair, my education does not perfecly align with the job I am doing but I still completed three university degrees, which no one at my company cares about whatsoever. So, to summarize, if you have a GREAT undergraduate education, an ABET type or Computer Science degree, from a top university, you could get hired and most likely will be appreciated. If you do not have a top school education or if your degree does not completely align with the role you are trying for, you won't get into the company at all. I was only hired due to ideal timing. After working 18 months as a contractor I received a better job offer and gave my manager my notice of resignation, more time than is usually given. He responded that if he could get me a direct job there, would I be interested. I told him yes and I was hired on. I mentioned "ideal timing". We were at a very heavy workload at the time I gave notice, if I had left it might have delayed the parts I was working on, so they hired me. If not for the tight schedule and them needing me at that time, I do not believe they would have ever hired me. Waymo rarely hires anyone who works for them as a TVC. I was hoping I could land a direct job after proving myself as a contractor, that wasn't it. I was only hired because of potential schedule slips. It's a great place to work for most people. It was for me before I was demoted. Also, to be fair, a new company structure shuffled people into new roles and I was unfortunate enough to have someone, or some team, put me into a role that is incorrect. Even more unfortunate, that change is almost impossible to change back, so their new corporate role structure system is flawed, at least it is in my case.
Autonomous Vehicle Operator in Chandler, AZ
on July 30, 2022
This place is nothing short of your A-typical workplace you’d imagine. Management is sleeping with employees, those employees get special treatment and higher roles. You’re treated like nothing more than a small part of a large machine. Your sole purpose in to provide data for the business and that’s it. It doesn’t matter if you’re sick, tired, a family member died, you’re pregnant, come in and work, and give us the data we need. This place will rob you of your work like balance. This is a great place to work if you’re in a worst case scenario and need cash to hold you over. If at all possible, avoid waymo at all costs. Don’t sell your soul for a few more dimes. They provide you free unhealthy snacks, candy and monster energy drinks to stay awake, shut up and do your job. Very unhappy place to be.
Site Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
on May 22, 2022
As a site coordinator this job is terrible. We are understaffed, overworked and burnt out. They keep pushing new directives on us without any training and just expect to figure it out. I can understand a job being fluid but this goes beyond that. This position is the same as one they're trying to phase out but for 6$ less per hour and less predictably. They pile new tasks on us and we have to beg for the tools to accomplish them. At least the coworkers are supportive. We all live in the misery together. But my mental health has never been worse. I've begged for transfers for other departments but even then the problems are similar. I'm ready to claw my way out of here
Fleet Response Specialist in Chandler, AZ
on March 4, 2022
Okay first off this will probably be the most challenging position you have ever had. Not from a work or task stand point but from parking to just finding s seat in the work area is difficult. Then the work itself is so boring a d unstimulating it is hardly tolerable. Very little human interaction. If you are some sort of hermit or recluse you could possibly enjoy working at a place like this. I would certainly explore my options before going to this place. Use it as a last resort only!!!
PM in Mountain View, CA
on September 15, 2021
Good vibe but surprisingly bad general atmosphere in working environment. With a hard nut to crack, people either hold on to this as a good job to pay bills or people with egos bigger than their capability.

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