Say goodbye to your personal life if you start working here. "Work life balance" is a fairytale.
The perks and benefits are wonderful but there are few women in senior leadership roles and the "bro-mance" culture does seem to be in play.
I never ran into anyone who was out-and-out sexist in the sense of putting down or even subtly excluding women. I never felt that my being a woman was ever a relevant fact in how people treated me. That said, Google is a HUGE company and my experience represents just one part of it.
This is a great company to work for. The maternity leave is apparently one of the best in the country. That being said, I think the US needs to get with the rest of the developed world and change their policy to allow women the ability to take one year off to spend with their new child. Its the right thing to do.
Male-dominated management but they are committed to diversity.
Google understands there are going to be biases in the workplace, and does a good job to head them on. I still think there is a big gap between men and women in leadership roles, even within departments that are split 50/50 with lower level employees.
I've worked here for 2 years now and I'd say for being in the Sales organization, it's mostly supportive of women in leading roles. It still skews male overall, but active conversations are happening about changing that.
They know that they don't have enough women in technical roles and are actively seeking to improve that. All my male colleagues appreciate the diversity I bring to the team and are extremely supportive. Despite the fact that Google reflects the natural gender and racial trends of the tech industry overall, they seem to place a huge emphasis on improving and constantly celebrate the diversity they do have. As long as you are fine being surrounded by many more male colleagues (at least on the technical side), this is a fantastic place to work.
It's very supportive but you have to ask for what you want.
There is a pretty diverse group of both men and women in my department. However, the women are more in support roles than engineer roles. I am the only female engineer of 9 team members. However our manager is a female engineer. Her boss, a director, is also female. The male memebr ao my team have no issue reporting to a female and taking her lead. When I joined, all of them treated me like everyone else. I'd say they treated me equally despite our gender difference but in all honestly it was more like, they didn't seem to care that I was a different gender. Its a nonissue. I feel free to be myself, feminine at times, and talk about my kids constantly. When I had to.miss work for a sick kid, all of them treated me with sympathy. Many fathers themselves, understood the work/life struggle. Ive been given the freedom with my time at work to have time for my kids after work as well. Leaving early when I need to, etc. From the CEO down, they stongly encourage inclusiveness and it shows! Women might not have the rquality in engineer toles, but it's not from a lack of trying.
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