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Truly magical, but it can be a bit stressful

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

ProsIncredibly smart, dedicated people working on amazing problems. Out of this world perks (if that excites you). Free food, snacks, dog-friendly, massages, etc you name it. And the opportunity to work with the most powerful data tools in the world!

ConsA bit chaotic with some pockets of unhealthiness. In a tradeoff for simplicity the organization is becoming more top down. You have less freedom to pick projects and transfers are becoming more difficult, and they were hard to beging with. You are measured by a perf cycle every quarter.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue on the path to simplification. And not just for external products, but for internal teams.

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

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    Doing hard time - but paid well for it!

    Senior Finance Manager (Current Employee)
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    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)
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    I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year


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