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2 people found this helpful  

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 a year)

Pros

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

Cons

None that I've found so far

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating, bureaucratic, impersonal

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    You have awesome, competent coworkers. The challenges are huge and you have unique opportunities that are only available at Google. The compensation and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Blind allocation: Your initial assignment may have nothing to do with your interests or experience, and policy is that you must stay in that assignment for 18 months before you can transfer (though there are exceptions). Google's success makes it difficult to criticize; "How can we be doing it wrong if we're making this much money?"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of blind allocation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Company - Sales, strategy, bus dev types have limited career opp

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    Current Employee - Senior Partner Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Partner Management in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Workplace is very comfortable. Great brand.

    Cons

    Huge sense of entitlement. Company is run by engineers, product owners are all ex-engineers who may or may not know what is best for consumers or the marketplace. Company does not know how to fire low performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to fire low performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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