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Good, not great, company

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Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Smart, motivated people. Great tools and build systems. Great infrastructure for building web properties.

Cons

Bad mid-level management, without a great way to do career development. Discipline around people management relatively weak. Review model ok, not great.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Nerdvana

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding technical environment. Lots of talented and super smart contributors. The perks are really nice: food, guest talks. 20% time for engineers to invent what they really care about. The company is trying real hard to do good for society and promote a progressive agenda.

    Cons

    The culture rewards the top performers. It favors young professionals who just graduated and have tons of time to dedicate to work. It is much more difficult for experienced contributors who have constraints outside the office: family, hobbies, etc.

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    Find ways to recognize the contributions of those who work smarter, not just harder. And find a way to let those who cannot work 80 hrs/wk still feel like they can have a meaningful and recognized contribution.

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    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Open atmosphere, flexible working hours, lots of interesting projects

    Cons

    Almost everyone is smart and hardworking, which creates some pressure. This is healthy for the company and the career, though.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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