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Google Cloud culture shift

In ramping up the field organization, Google has sifted through many experienced individuals and selected only those that met a high internal standard. Or so it was supposed to be and some are now showing their real stripes. One VP has talked about how Cloud culture needed to be different than Google culture. Others in various management positions are now trying to implement cultural elements from Microsoft, Oracle, VMware, etc. and are increasingly denouncing Google culture. TK has started to bring in his own people from Oracle, some of which should never have been able to get through the interview process.

As a result, the change is underway. Some who wish to transfer out to other positions are being blocked. Everyone is being required to go through assessments to measure their suitability for their current roles. Compensation is being re-evaluated. An entirely new tier of management, primarily from outside the company, is being brought in to shake things up (including HD from Oracle).

Google culture used to be a differentiator. Now Google Cloud won't be that different from AWS, Microsoft or Oracle.

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Crazy thing for those who have been around is that Google did this exact move about eight-nine years ago. They brought in an Oracle exec, Amit Singh, to run Google Cloud.

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Post ID: @10jsl+YAZrWD3

It was a mistake to hire the failed leader of Oracle's cloud service to run another cloud service as he has no track record of accomplishment. Blame it on legacy Google management that allowed this to happen.

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HD has to be the absolute worst hire! If you're a Customer Engineer or Solutions Engineer, then you need to re-evaluate your role and decide if you want to go through a sh--storm. He is going to try and force his failed Oracle policies on everyone. Don't be surprised if you see things like "Google Enterprise Architect" and other things. He will say things like, "We need to stop asking customers what they want and just tell them what they need to do. We are the experts." He will also bring over a bunch of incompetent managers. This is not going to end well. You have been warned.

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Post ID: @ciys+YAZrWD3

Sorry Googlers, my experience with ex-Oracle or leaders who grew up during yesterdays Silicon Valley, are very political, self-serving and typically non-technical (not even in the slightest). You can only hope good middle managers are hired in - ones that can take the blunt force resume upper management reigns down and can manage the various personalities and life goals of those people under them. Few exist but most morph into politicians

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