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www.google.com Mountain View, CA 5000+ Employees

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Truly a unique company

Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

ProsHigh concentration of smart + great people.
Employees empowered to change the word in the good way.
Full compensation package (base salary + bonus + stock + perks) is great and not easy to beat IMO, People who criticize it must have not done the math right and/or are performing poorly.

ConsCareer growth is somewhat difficult for non standard profiles (i.e. not Software Engineers or Site Reliability Engineers).
Managers need to be good to get their reports promoted.
Being on the "right" project (aka high impact with high visibility) does affect substantially career growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to focus on career growth at all levels. Train managers well too.
Reward well people doing the grunchy work/production/maintenance work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a great deal from some smart people, before it got too big

    Head of Sales (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    I worked at Google


    Pros: Quality of individual hires, strength of business, free cash flow which funds… Cons: becoming a big company, too many mckinsey types in sales roles, politics starting to… Advice to Senior Management: Take the "act like a small company" ethos to every level of the company and make sure… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    I joined Google to innovate and change the world, but found such opportunities to be out of reach.

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google


    Pros: Perks are second to none. Google provides every employee with free food freshly prepared on site each day by professional chefs. Google also provides free… Cons: To thrive at Google as a software engineer, at least a Masters degree in computer science or equivalent course of study is needed. A… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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