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Good for new grads

Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

ProsSalary and benefits are some of the best around. Most departments respect work/life balance. Internal mobility is good. Overall skill level of peers is very high.

ConsNothing that happens or has ever happened in software engineering is interesting, relevant, or good unless it happened at Google. Prior experience in barbarian companies is considered irrelevant or harmful. Groupthink and NIH syndrome lead to some daft decisions that are considered holy and irrevocable within the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to be Facebook.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is a great company to work for, unless you work for my manager.

    Contract Attorney (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

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


    Pros: Google treats it's contractors fairly well, giving them paid holidays (after 520 hours of work), access to the free food and the gyms, along with… Cons: My team's management is incompetent and strives to build walls between employees and contractors. They suffer from a lack of transparency, a lack of understanding… Advice to Senior Management: Fire my team managers. They're a waste of money. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Too many chiefs, not enough braves

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Corporate culture is excellent, great benefits and perks Cons: Very flat organization, limited opportunities outside engineering and sales. Sales office becoming more and more… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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