11 bad things about working at Google (according to staff)

Employees at the tech giant have taken to Quora to complain about their jobs.

by Gabriella Griffith

It seems omnipresent Astro Turf, ubiquitous beach balls, deck chairs and free food will only get you so far when it comes to keeping your employees happy. Google, one of the world's most sought after employers has had a knife well and truly stuck in by its staff, who have vented their work-related frustrations through the question and answer site Quora.

Here are our top eleven Google employee gripes as taken from the online thread (in no particular order):

1. Everyone is overqualified

'The worst part of working at Google, for many people, is that they're overqualified for their job. Google has a very high hiring bar due to the strength of the brand name, the pay & perks, and the very positive work culture. As a result, they have their pick of bright candidates, even for the most low-level roles.'

2. And because everyone is overqualified its hard to get promoted

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