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Super smart folks, but definitely feels like a big company

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

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

Pros

Get to work with some of the smartest and best programmers in the world. Have your choice of lots of interesting teams to work on. Free food. Good pay, benefits, etc.

Cons

It definitely feels like a big company, which means it's super-easy to coast and not do a whole lot, and it's super easy to feel like you're working on a tiny part of a gigantic company. Lots of free food doesn't make up for that.

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Make sure your engineers feel like the problem they're working on is important. If it's not important, then shut it down and focus them on something else.

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    Software engineer intern at Google!

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

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Leader in all web-based solutions like search, mail, etc. A very healthy work environment where you are surrounded by the brightest minds. Immense learning and positive energy.

    Cons

    None I can think of. The only downside (according to me, but can't be generalized) is Google is no longer is a startup, thus the expectations from a startup like breadth level learning and exposure might not be the same as an early startup.

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    Its awesome!

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    Fortunate.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people, the culture, and the constant innovation - makes coming to work everyday a fun routine.

    Cons

    We've grown too quickly, making it difficult to get things done as quickly as we were able to years ago. We've also focused on hiring elite students and MBA grads, who don't always have the street sense needed in a dynamic and changing sales organization.

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