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Great place to work provided you have a good role and department

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Former Employee - Senior Product Specialist in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Product Specialist in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Smart, driven colleagues, near limitless resources, ideal work environment, excellent work/life balance, international work opportunities, opportunities for growth (more intellectual than career)

Cons

The vast majority of the people who made Google what it is today have move on and in many cases have been replaced by cookie-cutter MBA types, ex Microsoft employees and management consultants. This combined with Google's massive growth (18k employees in Mountain View alone) has made it less of the agile innovator it once was but rather a techno-advertising behemoth.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Initial team assignment will make or break you

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, prestige. Could be worth a try.

    Cons

    Company growing too big, still hard to move around regardless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    perfect place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    - people are great and smart
    - work is challenging and independence to choose what to work on
    - perks

    Cons

    i don't think there are any cons worth mentioning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rock on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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