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The best employer I've ever had

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- available food onsite - very competitive salary - good bonuses - variety of projects - clear communication w/ management - smart people working there

Cons

- traffic in the morning around the main campus - no "start-up" feeling any more - lot's of people, lot's of projects

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    Depends on your project and manager; hard to transfer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Kirkland, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    See your company and maybe your work in the headlines. Work with some of the best and brightest co-workers in the world. Work with applications that millions of people use and enjoy. Great food, good benefits and bonuses. Information exchange inside the company is quite open, making it easy to find out about opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be hard to transfer to a new project, which can lead to the need to excel at something you don't like in order to earn your way out of it. The opportunities for 20% time are real, but you may not have enough time and energy to make use of them. Management is often hands-off and not necessarily helpful/encouraging. Find peers to encourage and support you.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Waste your life here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good fame Good money Free food/shuttle etc

    Cons

    You never have a career path. You'll need months to figure out how to grad an easy number through the legacy system, needless to mention about the reviews, permissions etc.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from microsoft, cuz you are the microsoft of 2000 now.


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