As a consultant it is a very Strange culture. Often overwhelming feeling of being "on the outside, looking in" and treatment of contractors is very different than other companies. They try very hard to keep them separate from the employee culture (putting them in their own areas or not integrating them with employees etc) Google has a pool of great brains, graduated from best universities. However their lacking in expertise in the field they are employed leaves them miles behind other tech companies in finding a solution or curing the 'bleeding' - so back office operations are very primitive, and use of BPO's high. Still very manual considering they are a tech giant.
Company needs more diversity in seasoned and experienced employees. People are reclusive here, like there is no other world outside of the company, and entitlement is prevalent.
Benefits culture is good, with free food and activities, however teams still lack cohesion - the kind that other companies have mastered. It seems all the perks won't build a great team, unless you have a good manager that has people skills. Which is something that is lacking here.
Overall, they have good pay, and good work life balance, since no one really is burning the midnight oil here.
good free stuff and benefits, good work life balance.
Weird culture, big brother, and lacking experienced, seasoned employees. Reclusive, clicky behaviors