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Google! is Google, You have got to love a job at Google

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Current Employee - Product Specialist in Hyderābād (India)
Current Employee - Product Specialist in Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Work Culture Perks Career growth opportunities

Cons

Bureaucracy creeping in with the big size you have to be really good to really stand out coz everyone is good

Advice to Management

Bust the bureaucracy. Get lower level management to become accountable

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great if you're an engineer, not so great if you're in UX or not in Mountain View

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in London, England (UK)

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, cool projects and great colleagues. You have to find the right project though, where the team does appreciate UX as that's not always the case. Manage that and you'll have a blast. Also great benefits (good pension, medical insurance plus things like gym membership, and of course free food) and a very decent salary.

    Cons

    Google doesn't really seem to understand UX. Design decisions are often made by committee and based on technology or what the VP likes. The UX designer then gets the job of painting the pixels. There's also little understanding of the different roles within UX (visual designer, interaction designer, researcher). I find the work very simple and repetitive do miss the more interesting bits of UX design (conceptual, strategical work)


  2. Helpful (2)

    Overall a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Good money, smart people, free food

    Cons

    Death by Powerpoint, somewhat slow moving. As the company has been on a crest of a wave it feels sometimes that there is not really much point to the work. The best things about the company are also the worst things about it, in that there is a lot of waste of time and money.


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