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An amazing place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Web Developer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Web Developer in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google

Pros

- Sets the bar for employee perks
- Work with some of the best in the industry
- Develop content on projects used globally

Cons

- Sometimes a bit too relaxed
- Lots of internally developed tools that can only be learned on the job

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Can feel a bit fragmented internally among the various teams, and it is challenging at first to understand the various groups, their roles, and how to get certain tasks done.

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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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    Approves of CEO
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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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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