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Best company that I have worked for

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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 (more than a year)

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

Pros

Very flat organization. Everyone gets to contribute. Fantastic co-workers and very talented work force. Free meals!

Cons

To much food!
Not many!

Advice to Management

Don't let Google morph into the standard corporate environment. Continue to treat employees well.

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Contract Attorney in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney in Mountain View, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 other great perks. It also fosters a creative, collaborative atmosphere and strives to give employees ownership over tasks and room to learn and grow in their careers.

    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 about the specific work that we do, and poor communication skills. The end result is that an entire group of dedicated contractors now harbors a distrust and a dislike for Google.

    Advice to Management

    Fire my team managers. They're a waste of money.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Good for new grads

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Salary 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.

    Cons

    Nothing 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 Management

    Stop trying to be Facebook.

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