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Great company with tons of benefits and a simulating work environment.

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Current Employee - Advertising Technology Senior Associate  in  San Bruno, CA
Current Employee - Advertising Technology Senior Associate in San Bruno, CA

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

Pros

Google not only has amazing benefits including great health care/dental/vision, 401K contribution-matching, free food, gym, etc., but it provides amazing resources for skill-building. The company has an entire organization dedicated to providing in-house classes from everything to excel to presentation skills. The company also promotes its workers to bring their own ideas to the table and execute them no matter their level in the department.

Cons

Because there are so many bright people working at Google, it's difficult to stand out and get recognized for a job well done. There is a quota on promotions that can be given out each period, and there is lack of visibility on the criteria involved. There are a lot of lateral movement opportunities but not upward movement within a department.

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    Best Job Ever

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Architect  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Architect in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Bright people to work with. Competent managers

    Cons

    sometime long hours around project deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you do best

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    great big company to work for but very team specific

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    Former Employee - Manager Corporate Development  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Manager Corporate Development in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great products and benefits, some teams are awesome

    Cons

    too big, very specific to teams - make sure you join a good team with a good manager, there are a lot of bad managers there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you can get rid of 10-20% of people at any time and the company would not miss a heart beat..do it.
    institute a 10% firing rule every year

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    Positive Outlook
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