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

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

I worked at Google as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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  1. Fantastic place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There's a lot of free food around. There's also a gym and bikes around campus to commute to the other buildings.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of cons, but moving up in the company seems difficult due to its sheer size. It's still great though

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture.


  2. After working at Google, I can't imagine working anywhere else!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    No two roles are the same, there's so much flexibility in creating the role you want
    Senior managers are awesome, really open and receptive to ideas

    Cons

    Hard to maintain their unique culture as the company grows bigger


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