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It's not you're older brother's Google anymore

Software Engineer IV (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Google full-time for less than a year

ProsGood Compensation and Benefits. Most peers were a pleasure to work with.

ConsFlexibility and openness have taken a nose dive as the company became larger and more compartmentalized.

No one wants you to work on "the world's most interesting problems" no matter what their employment ads say.

20% time has become a myth. No one wants you working on their projects, or on your own.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop dividing the company, hiding behind locked doors, and touting opportunities which no longer exist

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Google cares about their employees

Site Reliability Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Lots of perks and great work life balance! Google really cares about their employees and their products and it shows.… Cons: Sometimes you feel like a very small fish in a big sea. Promotion process isn't the best. I've… Advice to Senior Management: Keep up the good work! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Good company

Software Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year


Pros: Lots of people and very open Cons: Lots of pressure and quite corporate. Feels like a large… Advice to Senior Management: Make it straightforward for employees to change roles Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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