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

Site Reliability Engineer (Current Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

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 Senior ManagementLarry 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Google is a great place to work but not if you plan a career or if you want to earn a lot

    AdWords Representative (Current Employee)
    Hamburg (Germany)

    I have been working at Google


    Pros: Google as a company has a great reputation, the products are innovative and often very fast improving.… Cons: Compensation is absolutely not competitive, even if you do a great job career… Advice to Senior Management: more promotions for people who make a great job, make… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    What's it like to be a Google engineer.

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Google


    Pros: No problem is too large to tackle. You get a chance to work on things not possible elsewhere… Cons: You're given the opportunity to work on your own ideas, but you often find that someone else is working on exactly the same thing. It's… Advice to Senior Management: Talk to your engineers more, and solicit their ideas. The company is becoming more and more top down, with what we work on being dictated… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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