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Growing pains

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boulder, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

I have been working at Google

Pros

- Smart colleagues
- Reach: Software you work on is used my millions
- Good salary and benefits
- Good development environment

Cons

- Lot of politics, especially at higher levels
- Lots of redundant work. Many teams seem to be doing the same thing without knowledge of each others work
- Too many law suits distracts attention from building good products
- Too many "me too" products.

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    The best work place, ever!

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    The best place to work at.

    Cons

    There are too many snacks.

    Recommends
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    Large scale, competitive workplace with tons of smart people and cool technology

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great technology and processes that are optimized to let you succeed. Tons to learn. Smart people who are generally friendly. Fair amount of autonomy to shape your own destiny.

    Cons

    You are evaluated on impact, but with the size of Google it is increasingly difficult to make a mark and get the recognition needed to advance. Increased visibility means increased product risk and a higher bar for new releases, making it difficult to get something to market without enlisting executive help to overcome risk aversion (bureaucratic obstacles).

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