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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 an 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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Google demands high-quality work with minimal training ("like drinking from a firehose"), but great, people and support!

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Because one is consistently surrounded by highly intelligent people, I found that there is more than ample opportunity to learn something new & exciting each day.

    Cons

    Though it may seem shiny and perfect from the outside, my experience working for Google was more like working for a cluster of small start-ups: inter-team communication was inconsistent and unreliable, bureaucracy was rampant even for small tasks/changes, and opportunities for growth or even lateral movement, both within and cross-team, weren't made apparent.

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    No opinion of CEO
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    One of the best places to work

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Google is a wonderful place to intern.

    Cons

    No Cons- I was finished with my internship and went back to school

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