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Google is one of the best companies ever

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Google is very generous to its employees. Everyday it provides healthy and free food, drinks and snacks. There are lot's of recreation and events inside Google. Employee's satisfaction rate is also very high. Every week you can hear exciting news from Google. It is currently one of the top technology companies and its leaders are excited and enthusiastic about developing future techniques!

Cons

It may be a little heavy work in Google. People are working more than they exercise, especially young males. In my group, people usually work from 9:00am to 7:00pm everyday.

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    Summer Intern

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Prestige
    Very smart co-workers
    Free food
    No formal clothes requirement
    Good pay
    Laid-back culture
    8-hour work days
    Ping pong
    Talks (famous authors, engineers, etc.)
    Massages
    Concerts and celebrities (Gaga, Bieber, Matisyahu, Dispatch, Regina Spektor, etc.)
    Events (Team offsites, Six Flags trip, Bronx Zoo trip, etc.)
    Impact - ability to really change and improve the world
    Time for personal "20%" projects
    Everyone loves and uses Google
    Liberal
    Positive, good-willed philosophy
    Open, non-secretive environment

    Cons

    If you are not an engineer, product manager, or manager, Google may not be the most prestigious or well-paying company to work for.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Satisfying work. Long hours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    The perks are clearly a huge win, but the best part of working at google is the autonomy you are given to to real, impactful work that is seen by millions of people.

    Cons

    The relentless pace often means that you have to get things out of the door before they are completely ready, and can do a number on your work/life balance (especially if you work in Android).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency down to lower levels around launches would be helpful. Also, forcing Android to act a little more like the rest of Google (in terms of personal health and well-being being a priority) would be great!

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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