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Awesome

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY

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

Pros

Great perks, great environment, great culture. Everybody working here is smart, friendly, and approachable. Plus, there are always awesome events; celebrities or performers coming, writers speaking about their books, etc.

Cons

The work can be very monotonous, as a lower level employee, input isn't really valued. As it's a very large company, the scope of what you're expected to do is quite narrow. They like you to specialize in one thing and ultimately, your value will be determined on how well you execute THAT particular function.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Frustrating, bureaucratic, impersonal

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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 an 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.  

    Great so far

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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