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Fun, engaging and learned a lot!

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

I worked at Google as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

It was fun and really tough at the same time. I felt that my boss really pushed me to be the best

Cons

I felt like my opinions didnt really matter

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    Great place to work for smart, motivated, entrepreneurial product managers

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Google (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only place I've ever worked where I've been criticized for not thinking big enough. Really smart people. A great place to incubate ideas. You are constantly pushed. I worked and launched a wide variety of products. Google is also big enough that it's difficult to get bored - there are always interesting projects to get involved with.

    Cons

    Given that there are so many smart people, there is some intellectual elitism. Occasionally, you will find yourself in an incredibly long email thread where people are debating just to debate. Constant pace can burn people out.

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    Engineers work quietly and have high expectations

    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 an year)

    Pros

    All engineers get to code a lot.

    Cons

    Many 1-person projects. Need to learn many layers of Google-specific technology to get anything done.

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    Promote best practices for small team success throughout the company.

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