Google is just about exactly what the oustide reputation is. An immensely successful company that has an outstanding culture. Great people working there, and you will not be thin on resources and educational opportunities. Awesome place to work.
- exceptional management - career growth is not as easy as it seems... hugely competitive internal pool of candidates for emerging mid-career level jobs - great early career sales training & responsibility off the bat
Managers protect other managers and sometimes hire people just like themselves, this is against the idea of diversity. I worked with vendor managers and vendors and was able to see a larger landscape of initiatives and the scope was tremendous.
Great benefits, great people, innovative projects. A self-starting culture that runs like a large startup. Hardest part of the job is getting overwhelmed with multiple projects in a core role while juggling passionate side projects.
Being a contractor at Google has it's downside for sure. Management views you as disposable, you're not afforded the obvious benefits of full time employees and you can't remain at the company for longer than 2 years. Google is a fast moving machine and I was afforded the opportunity to work on a huge variety of projects with a LOT of autonomy.
free food, flexible work hours, easy commute and Google buses
TVCs are not viewed as potential full time employees; they are a dime a dozen and easily replaced
Favortism for full time employees...great perks Goes out of way to show difference between contractors and full time employees Meals are great, but there is also a huge workload with no care of work life balance