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Great Company. Team REALLY matters

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I worked at Google

Pros

Really smart people, great benefits, amazing level of transparency and access, people -especially at the top are really committed to "getting it right"

Cons

Essentially Google has more than a few terrible middle managers. This is mostly because the really great people will often leave for school or more lucrative opportunities (because getting promotions can be very difficult) and often the people who stay are those who bide their time and are solid but not rock start performers. So your Google experience will depend a lot on who your direct manager is...

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    open culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    open culture, freedom of choosing projects.

    Cons

    over-time work. seems everyone works late on weekends.

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    Many talented employees to work with.

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Google has high quality employees. This makes it a great place to work at because you get to learn from people with all sorts of talents.

    Cons

    As Google is expanding, it is losing a lot of appeals from the good old days of being a start-up. The transparency between upper management and ordinary employees is not as it is used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Besides meeting deadlines, keep some room for the employees to be creative. The 20% time rule is losing its ground in some groups that I worked at.

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