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2 people found this helpful  

Rough introduction followed by good job.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

Pros

We are plied with small perks like espresso and organic vegetables.

Cons

The first month was very rough for me. I was given no real introduction to the company, and had to learn by fire. The security restrictions on your personal computer and network get in the way of productivity, and are generally frustrating. I need to have a field tech come to my workstation to install software that doesn't happen to be whitelisted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't take away sudo on linux machines. Make Noogler classes available to contractors.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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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  2. 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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