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Quirky, Fun, Supportive

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Former Employee - Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Account Manager in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Google

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits, great culture, enthusiastic team

Cons

Low pay, interview process is extremely rigorous.

Advice to Management

Keep on doing what you're doing!

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Depends on your project and manager; hard to transfer.

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

    I have been working at Google

    No opinion of CEO
    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)

    Great people, great perks, great environment

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

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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