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There are many things to love about working at Google, but the PEOPLE that work here are the best.

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Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

Pros

Pick a passion and run with it. You make your career at Google, not your manager.

Cons

MBA/Mckinsey management takeover has depleted the entrepreneurial spirit in some groups (but not all).

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting work and smart people, but very hierarchical

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart people, good connections, looks great on resume, interesting projects, provides transportation if applicable, lots of resources and funding for projects

    Cons

    Hierarchical, lots of levels of management, not a design focused company, "the more features the better" perspective, some copying of other startup ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on new products are are simple and innovative rather than stuffing every possible feature in each product.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great internship experience and responsibility, but it definitely depends on which team you're on

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Very open communication from senior management all the way down to interns
    Vested interest in employees and personal development (GoogleEDU)
    Smartest / most creative people I've met

    Cons

    Slow recruiting and conversion process
    Such a large company that it's difficult to be organized (in terms of knowing how to get a certain piece of information or resource)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up the recruiting process because you lose valuable candidates when you wait too long to give decisions

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