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I joined Google to innovate and change the world, but found such opportunities to be out of reach.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in 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 transportation to / from work from many areas where employees live. Google also has health care facilities on-site so that employees don't have to spend time driving to the doctor. Google employees can also pay to have their hair cut, get their oil changed, get their dry cleaning done, even get their bicycle repaired all on-site.

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 Google employee without a masters degree or Phd will not see the same opportunities for advancement or career development. Some of the technologies used at Google are proprietary, so skills developed in those technologies are not relevant at other tech companies.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Product, Lousy Management

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Started and worked on amazing products, which turned out to be highly successful.

    Cons

    It became way too political, specially with upper management completely lost its way and lacking a vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people who are good at their jobs and delivering results rather than random 'group' managers and directors.

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    It was an awesome internship.

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    It is the best place for software engineers. You can lean a lot from smart googlers. Also, meals are free.

    Cons

    MTV is in California, which means higher tax rate, higher living cost, etc. However, you may make more money in google than other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In general, they are doing really good. I cannot think of anything bad about them. I like the way Larry Page is leading Google.

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