Google, while similar to Apple in some ways, has a completely different style to how they manage performance. Google’s culture is pointed more toward community. All workers at all levels of the company are working together toward the goals of the company. Everyone is accountable to each other. They also put a great deal of importance on the technical abilities of their employees, however, much more important is the ability to be creative and work within their community. Another way their performance management differs from Apple is rewards. Google rewards high performers greatly. They also give out the Founders Award employees that give a great contribution to the company. Also, along with the awards Google wants to give employees the chance to be innovative. They allow 20% of work time to be spent working on their own ideas and projects. Those that come up with the best ideas and innovations for the company are also rewarded greatly.
Google assesses their employees with a 360 degree assessment just like Apple. However, they also do a full performance review two times a year instead of one. These assessments are also in addition to the peer assessments that are done throughout the year between the employees. As stated earlier everyone is accountable to