Google’s Plan to Resume Reviews Rankles Employees With Children
The Information, 2020-07-30
In March 2020 Google cancelled it midyear performance reviews. As a result – no promotions and pay raises.
Google announced a “flexible with context” approach to judging the performance.
Parents are the Victims
Parents have troubles juggling work for Google and teaching kids in the remote learning environment, hence their performance results might’ve suffered.
High stress levels.
May result in higher gender pay gap as usually women spend more time on parenting.
Not all managers have children —> may not be receptive to the needs of their employees.
Google allowed employees to take paid leave if they have kids under 10 or family in need of care. (Didn’t result in lower job demands from others, though)
Work from home until 1 July 2021 is OK IF and only IF schools open and parents can actually enjoy uninterrupted work.