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Great for stability. Bad if you have ambitions.

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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 an year)

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    great experience

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - awesome coworkers
    - very smart people
    - supportive management
    - food and perks!
    - offer workshops for improving skill sets (coding etc)

    Cons

    Stressful to deliver good quality product in under 4 months.

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    There's no place like Google

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best salary out there
    brilliant co-workers
    fast-pace keeps it challenging
    you can have anything you need to do your job

    Cons

    perf reviews make it difficult to promote people who deserve it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove perf calibrations from how people get promoted. It seems silly that someone who doesn't know another person's work can affect their promotions. Focus on merit. Forget the politics and brown-nosers

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