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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 a year)

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

Pros

Google as a great place to work.

Cons

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Amazing!

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

    I have been working at Google (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing food & really smart people

    Cons

    No cons so far to date

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