Loss Of Confidence: More And More Google Employees Do Not Trust Sundar Pichai’s Vision As CEOGoogle CEO, Sundar Pichai. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images)

According to the latest annual internal poll conducted at Google, only 78 per cent of employees (known as Googlers) said CEO Sundar Pichai’s vision inspires them, a marked ten per cent decrease over last year, reports Bloomberg.

Also, only 74 per cent of the employees expressed confidence in Pichai and his management team to lead Google in the future effectively, an 18 point decline from the last year.

There was a similar decline in approval ratings for other questions like Pichai’s decisions and strategies, his commitment to diversity and inclusion, and compensation paid by the company.

2018 was a tense year for Google as clashes between the employees and management spilled over into the public. While some employees voiced concerns against Google’s planned efforts to launch a censored search engine in China, thousands of others staged a walkout protesting against large payments made by the company to former executives accused of sexual harassment and assault.

There were also divergent opinions on the lack of benefits for contract staff and the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) between the staff and managers.

Against Forced Arbitration

Recently, several Google employees have also taken to Instagram and Twitter to demand that the company remove the force-arbitration clause from employee contracts. The provision prevents employees from filing a lawsuit against an organisation if they believe that they have been the target of injustice. Googlers allege that this clause does not allow them to voice concerns against workplace discrimination.

Also Read: Can India Defeat Tech Colonisation?

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement