Google is a great company and still #1 focused on the ads business. Cloud is still behind in the enterprise but can catch if they focus more on cloud which represents a small % of the revenue coming in.
Great company to work for. Everything you hear and read. Sales culture is changing however. What it turns to still remains to be seen. Great place to start (and finish) a career. Seasoned sales leaders might not find it as enjoyable.
I did not directly work for Google and I was not considered a Google employee. But I was offered training in the NYC HQ for a week and saw where the real Google employee worked and what it was like to be them. They offer a catered breakfast and lunch and also have a coffee shop in the building. The place is designed so that you are less distracted and are able to get as much work done as you can without needing to leave the building for anything.
This job keeps you on your toes and laughs in your belly! Typically a day of work involved meeting deadlines selected by customers and keeping up communication between store managers and leads. Fun times
This position is incredibly simple, it's essentially shopping... Well, it is shopping. The caveat comes in when you consider just how many bosses you have to answer to regularly and all of the bureaucracy involved in having a single thing approved.
The people who worked with me were all amazing, the only thing is that there was no real job security and no benefits. They keep changing their processes so as soon as you get used to something they seem to change it for the sake of change.
Google is a great place to work! You work with smart people all day long and each department is willing to bend over backwards for each other for the common goal of doing whatever is best for the company.