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Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. All the important and interesting projects are in Mountain View

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    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free food, lots of other benefits onsite.

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities and good projects unless you want to move to Silicon Valley.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send some good work to the remote offices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. A new adventure each day

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great people! Great Perks! Fun projects!

    Cons

    Struggling to maintain the feel of a startup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The perks are excellent - Breakfast, Lunch and snacks provided. Great benefits and Parental leave if you are having kids. The people are fun to work with.

    Cons

    The company is very large, so new processes can take a while to get implemented

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Awesome place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    The company culture is the most valuable of all.

    Cons

    All the cons from big companies.

  6. Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great environment, food and people to work with. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The location of the office is not quite good. There isn't much to do during weekends.

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    Paradise with a few setbacks

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are so many people who are recognized world-wide and have their own wikipedia page that you can meet while working at this company. There is also a death benefit, which is when a Google employee passes away, their stock vests immediately, and their surviving spouse receives 50% of their salary for the next 10 years. They really do want to take care of you.

    Cons

    This is just the inevitable problem associated with companies that amass a large size and establishment in the market, but it's hard for employees themselves to innovate. Also, there are just too many over-qualified employees at Google who are relegated to simpler roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regress to the original organization of a startup: zero committees. Everyone must have a voice in innovating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Very contributing and thoughtful of workers.

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Google part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great workplace, the higher-ups really appreciate the workers. Really a cooperative environment.

    Cons

    Facilities are not the best, there could be improvements in the way things are ran.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more organized; improve the workplace overall. Maybe be a little easier on the workers/

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Lots of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, hard problems, very competitive salary and the best benefits around.

    Cons

    Can be hard to advance with so many great people around you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks. Good food

    Cons

    A lot of political leadership and unnecessary rumors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great perks, fun environment, smart people, hard to advance if you can't relocate.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great. Lots of amenities and a fun workplace

    Cons

    Difficult to advance, lots of red tape. Projects are routinely started and then canceled.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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