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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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    Great perks - terrible mid-level managers

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Perks - all of them. Free food, celebrity visits, gym, bikes, tech talks, etc.

    Cons

    Too many incompetent mid-level managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take action when mid-level managers get poor ratings rather than sit around for years until they royally screw up at the expense of their team's growth.

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