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Work with the best, but don't expect cohesive vision from the top

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Zürich (Switzerland)
Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Zürich (Switzerland)

I have been working at Google

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Experience of working at fantastic scale
- You work with the best tools for large scale data analysis and web applications. Period.
- Great, fun people, good conversations
- Slightly chaotic free-for-all feeling

Cons

- The software stack is entirely in-house and proprietary, so a LOT of time is spent learning tools that won't be useful when you leave.
- The entitlement complex a few people have is embarassing and scary
- Slightly chaotic free-for-all feeling

Advice to Management

Larry and Sergey should send emails to the employees from time to time! I've been here years and not ONCE seen L&S put their thoughts into writing for the workers. Eric only does very occasionally. This contributes quite a bit to the chaotic feeling.

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  1. Great comany (in China) for new grad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Pay
    - Culture
    - Reputation

    Cons

    A little chaos. I only joined this comany for months, so no more opionions.

    Advice to Management

    I only joined this comany for months, so no more opionions.


  2. Helpful (4)

    great place to work as an engineer, not so great for other functions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Search Quality in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Search Quality in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed work sphere, friendly people

    Cons

    non engineers are treated differently, it is slowly becoming a rigid organization, so getting a promotion becomes difficult (depends on your department and how old it is).

    Advice to Management

    better salary, clearer career planning and make sure people you hire are not overqualified (the standards are high, but if they are too high, the people you hired will get demotivated quickly)


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