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The place to grow technically, but not as a person

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Technical challenges,
Cool company,
Cool products,
The "start-up" chaos is good if all you want to do is to sit in a corner and be programming,
Looks really good on your resume

Cons

My manager was really bad,
The "start-up" chaos, but still a lot of internal bureaucracy, like hiring committees
A lot of socially-awkward-penguin people,
Everyone is always late to meetings,
A lot of people don't have a personal life outside Google,
If you want personal development, grow as a leader, talk non-nerdy stuff, this is not the right place

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Exciting work/work environment
    - Exposed to cutting edge technology
    - Interaction with world class engineers
    - Great connections within the industry

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Slow professional growth
    - Large company with heavy bureaucratic tendencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Understand your reportees' work
    - Help your reportees with professional growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - LCS AE  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - LCS AE in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All of the amenities are great.

    Cons

    Inability to significantly grow accounts/make money, micro-management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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