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Interesting work and smart people, but very hierarchical

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Google

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  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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