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Helpful (5)

Great for stability. Bad if you have ambitions.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative 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

- Great, great perks. They really make you feel taken care of as an employee and as a person. - Great pride when you realize how the company is changing the world in a positive way and you are part of it. - Really nice people with not many big egos.

Cons

- Little career progression. The company likes to think they are flat but in reality they have deep hierarchical leves (There were 10 people between me and the CEO) but there is no clear way to become manager and each manager manages 12 or more people. - Sales is an afterthought completely. The engineers are rightfully the stars but for the sales people the salaries are half what you can earn in other places. - In spite that they say otherwise, pedigree counts a lot. Top salesman globally with no brand name makes half (counting comission, bonuses, stock, etc.) of what another salesman makes as base salary and comes from the "right" (Ivy league, big names on resume) background. - If you are not in the right group your day to day work is boring and mundane. - Low engagement of people with their jobs (in the sales org). That makes for very uninteresting meal chats about ski trips and vegas conventions.

Advice to Management

Have pride on your sales force. After all they make the money that allow the great engineers to make the great products that are changing the world.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    great company, immature management- strong 'one horse pony"

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    awesome perks and decent compensation

    Cons

    arbitrary product roadmaps outside the search/ads world

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so capricious


  2. Helpful (1)

    Best decision I ever made

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    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

    Zero politics, awesome products, open and supportive culture. Getting to play with the internal infrastructure is amazing. Many things still happen at a grassroots level so you can really help shape the company and it's products. Employees are encouraged to openly question and debate if the company is doing the right thing. In my group management is almost non existent which I think is a good thing. Getting to work at an engineering center in downtown Manhattan. Perks are as good as everyone says.

    Cons

    There is a massive learning curve and it can takes months to become a contributing member of the team. Working in C++ is slow and painful. Engineers could sometimes explain things better.


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