KEY POINTS
  • A former Google employee said the technology giant is inefficient, plagued by mismanagement and paralyzed by risk.
  • Praveen Seshadri joined the company at the start of 2020 when Google Cloud acquired AppSheet, which Seshadri co-founded.
  • He said that though he was welcomed and treated well, he left Google with an understanding that the "once-great company has slowly ceased to function."

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The Google logo is displayed at Google headquarters on February 02, 2023 in Mountain View, California.

A former Google employee said the company has lost its way, writing in a recent blog post that Google is inefficient, plagued by mismanagement and paralyzed by risk.

Praveen Seshadri joined the Alphabet-owned company at the start of 2020 when Google Cloud acquired AppSheet, which Seshadri co-founded. He said in the blog post Monday that though he was welcomed and treated well, he left Google with an understanding that the "once-great company has slowly ceased to function." He left in January, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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