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Possibly the best large company to work for - but still a large company

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great benefits; great compensation; many intelligent, motivated colleagues; reliable business model; well-known brand; mostly great management; free food; many opportunities to work on world-changing products; able to learn a wide variety of skills and have great experiences that will make you far more valuable elsewhere. Come to learn or to earn.

Cons

Mostly natural consequences of being in a large company. There's lots of politics, processes and bureaucracy. Different groups manage in different ways - be sure you know and are comfortable with the metrics used in the group you're talking to. If you don't agree with them, you probably won't enjoy being here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less management by optimising individual functional metrics, more understanding of ecosystems and businesses. Currently, the lack of general managers causes functional managers to build empires and locally optimise at the expense of the overall business. Product managers are not senior enough to lead cross-functionally.

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No opinion of CEO

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    Awesome place to work with incredibly talented colleagues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Immensely diverse and talented workforce, fantastic perks and working conditions. It feels like the most global company in the world. As an employee of Google you feel that you're in the center of the biggest innovations happening right now, and if you're are self-motivated and diligent you will be able to accomplish a lot in this company.

    Cons

    As the company gets larger and larger there's lot of red tape to deal with, and more levels of management are placed up the ladder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior AdWords Representative in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior AdWords Representative in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, the most amazing perks, amazing casual and friendly culture, some of the most decent and bright minds to work with, flexibility in terms of moving around internally, not having to do overtime or weekend work, no micromanagement most of the time, no time-cards

    Cons

    ppl have sometimes complained a bit abt the management, or about the salaries (AdWords salaries) or about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just pay more attention to your lower and mid-level management personnel, make sure their teams like them, and provide more career opportunities for your staff. In some cases salary increases might help as well. Its an amazing firm otherwise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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