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Software Engineer (Current Employee) New York, NY

ProsPrestige
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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    16 people found this helpful  

    Doing hard time - but paid well for it!

    Senior Finance Manager (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Absolutely incredible pay + benefits - I'm making more than I ever imagined - #1 reason I haven't left Flexible work environment - not tied… Cons: Finance is a 2nd class function (at best) and in general has very limited power within the organization. This can make it difficult to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Satisfying work. Long hours.

    Merchandising Manager (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

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


    Pros: The perks are clearly a huge win, but the best part of working at google is… Cons: The relentless pace often means that you have to get things out of the door before they… Advice to Senior Management: Transparency down to lower levels around launches would be helpful. Also, forcing Android to act a little more… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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