Mileage will vary as a contractor at Google. Not every team is the same but there are those teams where the segregation between a full time employee and a TVC (temporary-vendor-contractor) is felt. Staff on such poisonous teams will make TVC's feel less-than even though our work is very important to pushing things forward. Again, this is a team dependent situation and I was on such a team.
The experience was great. I was able to travel and work from home. The workload was heavy however its definitely manageable. I'd say the best thing was working on a great google maps project and the free food.
I was managing a team of engineers at Google (spread globally). I was fortunate to have worked for Google. Everyone is highly intelligent and every single person on the team has leadership skills which enables them to work autonomously.
Google takes good care of it's employees. great work environment and good facilities. There are spaces designed for employees like a big library and cafetarias in each floor and they also have sessions to upgrade your skills.
equality among the employees and luxury at work
It would be difficult to fit in anothet company after working at Google
Work with difficult people even if they don't like you. Be kind. Smile. Stay later. Even if you don't want to. Help people with bad attitudes.
Must go to all team gatherings outside of work. Or they might not like you after that.
Company perks. Food, gym, location, Cafe's.
You must be a workaholic. Long work hours. No wonder they give you breakfast, lunch, dinner
I had a helper and we would pick up our car for the day and we would go on our route. i would drive and the helper would deliver the material. we would pick up material from stores and deliver them to customers
great knolege of the city
the shifts they had didn't leave room to get personal things done
In the beginning I loved working at Google Express but there are several layers of management you have to get thru in order for your problems to be solved. They over hire and cut back on everyones hours. They schedule employees based on how fast you work and if you know the store location. and if you live in another borough forget about working somewhere close to home and be prepared to hop from location to location. The job is so easy it just sucks that the management doesnt really care about their staff.
The problem with Google is that if you are a contractor, as most employees are, the costs far exceed the benefits. The job culture is fantastic. But in most cases, the work is very thankless. You don't get much enjoyment out of completing a task.
A job that is adequate to sustain a life until capable of moving onto a better experience. Working as a security guard made things easier for my life as I needed a better job and an increase in pay. This gave me those things amongst other benefits as well.