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Satisfying work. Long hours.

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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the G

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    Former Employee - Hardware Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Hardware Operations in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Google as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent and open work environment with brilliant people. Not like any place you've worked before and will take some getting used to. Free meals in the cafeteria!

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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