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Kensington Senior Manager Communications
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January 1970

There are pockets of amazingness - and overall most places are better than average. As with all large companies, strengthen your self-promotion muscles if promotion/advancement are your goal here.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$50k-$75k
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Not for Evaluation and Reviews
Yes
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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anon2876
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January 1970

Depending on the team that you work for, be prepared to keep all emotions in check lest you be judged for them. This includes joy and any type of warmth that can be seen as a weakness,

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$80k-$100k
Not eligible for bonus
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Not for Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
Yes
Promote more women into leadership positions
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anon2890 Engineering
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January 1970

If you are technical or working in a predominately female group then you will have a good time, any engineering or other teams and you will have to deal with a lot a minor but consistently uncomfortable environment.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
$20k-$50k
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Not for Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
as specified below.
There is an environment that is fundamentally unfriendly to female characteristics. Mixed messages abound between "speak up for yourself" and, "no one wants to work with her because she's not nice." Also, it seems they condone judging people (women, minorities, etc) under the guise that they are not "technical" enough, even when people have other valuable skills.
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L7777 Strategy & Business Development
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January 1970

Terrific policies in place - but significant distance to go for women in leadership and in compensation

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$50k-$75k
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Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
Yes
Promote more women into leadership positions
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anon2746
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January 1970

Great benefits, especially maternity leave. Culture is very inclusive and focused on women growing into leadership positions.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
None taken
Yes
Yes
Not much; it's a great place to work
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anonymous123456 Software Engineer, Engineering
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January 1970

Pretty great as a full-time employee. I've heard less positive reviews from TVCs.

Job Satisfaction Level
5.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
None taken
Yes
Yes
Not much; it's a great place to work
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LearningLady
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January 1970

The employee population is young, therefore not very family-oriented. You will not see many benefits for working parents. There is also a lack of diversity, and as a woman of color, I never felt comfortable in this environment.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
None taken
Not for Evaluation and Reviews
Policies
Yes
Improve the performance review process. There is not much support, when your role is not a good match, and you have communication issues with your manager.
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anon1684 Analyst
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January 1970

Don't just take the benefits, fight for the higher salary becuase the promotion process can be a frustrating blackhole where you are painted into a corner

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
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Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
Policies
Great benefits and parental leave
Promote more women into leadership positions
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Integr8tor5000
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January 1970

Google is a wonderful place to work, but it is critical to set boundaries and stick to them. There will be people who work from 4a to midnight. If that is not your style, make sure to set expectations and be excellent at your job.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
None taken
Not for Promotion, Hiring
Policies
You have to know what you want and do due diligence to make sure this job offers it to you.
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)
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Lady Doglover
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January 1970

Depending on your manager and team, the hours can be pretty flexible. Work/life balance can be achieved as long as you maintain your boundaries.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
None taken
Yes
Hours, Policies
Yes
Not much; it's a great place to work

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