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Truly magical, but it can be a bit stressful

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Incredibly 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!

Cons

A 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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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 a 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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    Love the G

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

    I worked at Google as a contractor (less than a 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

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