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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • 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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Awesome place to work with incredibly talented colleagues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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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    exposure

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    it gives you exposure to the global market.offers you a really good package with regular promotion and increment in salary

    Cons

    you really need to work hard to sustain.and you must be thorough with your engineering skills.very competitive enviornment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.

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