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Great people, great perks, great environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY

I have been working at Google

Pros

Awesome food, great salary, wonderful coworkers. Lots of room for a self-starter to advance. Promotion can be quite rapid if you are determined and this is your goal. None of the cost/benefit approach to IT that you see at a lot of other companies.

Cons

Management can be clueless or absent at times. It can take a lot longer to get things done than you expect.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remove blocks to rapid development and mandated platform use. Be more open in communication, particularly in explaining the reasons for controversial decisions.

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    Furthering my education

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Career development, impact and range.

    Cons

    Compensation and lack of transparency at times.

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    Everybody loves you

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    Former Employee - Visitor Greeter in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Visitor Greeter in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    everyone wants to join Google because it is a giant party. Free Food, onsite everything, free seminars, movies and lectures. But you have go to produce. They don't care if you party all week long but when the deadline arrives, you need to deliver.

    Cons

    Engineers rule at Google. Leadership and management are weak, as these geeky guys and gals are more comfortable talking to their keyboard then to subordinates. The lack of leadership is one of the great weaknesses for this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership matters. You can't just throw a bunch of engineers at a problem with little oversight, planning and motivation and hope to have a happy ending.

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