Overall decent experience with good compensation, interesting work for a remote position, and office perks. Low points were the TVC versus full-time employee culture and the micro-management policies imposed by the higher management.
There are many, many perks to working at Google. While they do an excellent job at keeping their employees and contractors healthy and happy, those perks can easily "trap" you at work. So you have to make sure you balance not just work and play but time at the office and at home.
Really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and attitude that showed sparks of creativity that would blind the unexpected. Management allowing for personal projects to be a priority stimulating co-workers and keeping things competitive. Hardest part was deciding what and where to have lunch every day or which of the wide variety of healthy snacks will I take to this mornings meeting? My favorite part was looking around and seeing the worker ants that keep the largest company in the world running and seeing that they are just like you and I.
Ensured that high quality TV spots flowed smoothly and efficiently from advertisers to TV publishers. • Corrected issues in TV ads to conform to standards for Google TV ads. • Developed strong rapport with account managers to resolve issues with advertiser ads. • Overhauled and rewrote Media Operation Center guidelines to scale ingestion. • Updated external support documents to provide improved troubleshooting for Google TV ads. • Decreased overall bug count through prioritization. • Promoted to YouTube video specialist, where pay per stream movies and television programs were delivered to partner channels in the highest quality possible.
Google is an amazing company that treats its employees very well. People are generally very happy and laid back. The culture is fun but at the same time expects that you work hard and put in your effort. Management tends to be very good and listens to what their employees have to say. My co-workers are very diverse and it adds a great dynamic as well as exposure to others. The hardest part of my job is dealing with irate or rude users. The most enjoyable part of the job is the free food.
Typical day starts with the first meal of the day breakfast. A chat with the boss to see if there are any urgent needs, then off to work until lunch, after lunch the afternoon is spent completing the daily tasks which are followed by dinner.
Did I mention the meals are FREE !!!!
Then it's a bus ride home .. also FREE !!!
Best part of the job is the interaction with your team members. Open minded and straight forward it is a refreshing exchange of ideas which stimulate the mind to continue working long after the workday is over.
Adecco is an overly complicated bureaucracy that stands in between the actual contract and employees. Pay is always an issue and support from Adecco is poor. Actual support comes from the company and Adecco steps in and interferes with progressing the actual project. I will not work for Adecco in the future.