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Great food, awesome people, global projects

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

Comfortable office spaces built with humans in mind. Lots of freedom in choosing what to work on. Projects with global impact. Generous budgeting. Opportunities to travel. Managers that know the tech side of the projects.

Cons

With all the smart people around it's not that easy to get promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the good work.

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    One of the best large companies to work for in the world.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    - amazing quality food and lots of it
    - supportive of growing their employees
    - generous benefits and amenities

    Cons

    - the warm and friendly corporate culture has dwindled to resemble the more typical corporate culture with underhanded politics and favoritism being the keys to success
    - work / life balance could be better. a lot of times there is peer pressure to be constantly working or give off the perception that one is always on the clock. the company does provide a laptop, cell phone and pay for your home internet (which is obviously great) but it is also to enable this sort of mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - close the distance between managers and reportees. often managers are assigned a larger number of reportees than they can effectively manage which makes for the aforementioned underhanded politics and subsequent favoritisms taking play

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working at Google - Once in a lifetime experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Strategist in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Account Strategist in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Google is at the cutting edge of everything from technology to HR practices to work-life balance
    - Google encourages innovation more than other places I have worked at.
    - Google takes Care of it's employees

    Cons

    - When you work at the topmost company that is already successful, you miss the chance to work in a start-up environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be brave and separate the divisions that are not really interlinked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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