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So far so awesome

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Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Kirkland, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Kirkland, WA

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

Pros

I feel like I fell asleep and woke up in the future.

Cons

None that I've found so far

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    Great so far

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Google as a great place to work.

    Cons

    It can be hard to keep track of everything going on.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Too big and slow

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    excellent pay
    smart people
    great benefits and gadget perks
    great on a resume
    great engineering environment

    Cons

    big and slow, too many silos
    very distributed, very hard to tell what is going on
    closed, NIH environment and technology
    inconsistent and political promotion process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire half of your middle management. Ditch the perf system. Focus again on nurturing and developing your employees, not letting them rot and stagnate.

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    Approves of CEO
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