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Best Company I've Ever Worked For, Including My Own

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Google

Pros

Smart, hard-working, well-rounded people. Interesting, challenging projects. Good compensation & benefits. Get to do work that really maters.

Cons

Very steep learning curve to be productive

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    no structure, this is the wild west.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    free food... free food. free

    Cons

    people. i am an engineer but i like having diversity and not 99% nerds around me 24/7.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Harassed on the job

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Free food
    - Shuttles
    - Smart people
    - Flexible hours
    - 20% time

    Cons

    - Food didn't taste that great
    - Long hours
    - Shuttles crowded
    - Good luck finding those smart people
    - Good luck getting 20% time

    - No freedom to move around to new teams, promotions difficult

    - Many employees were extremely weird, even for me

    - Dreary, depressing campus where everyone seemed unhappy and worried about being seen as stupid. Literally, the place was filled with insecure people that took every opportunity to make themselves feel smarter than everyone.

    I was singled out and harassed everyday for reasons unknown to me. I was followed around, and whenever I tried to work my co-workers would comment on the code I was writing as I wrote it (or whatever else would throw me off and prevent me from being able to concentrate). They also took workplace monitoring to a new extreme, because it seemed as though everyone around me could access my computer, see what I was doing, and cause my computer to lock up.

    I was constantly pushed to interact with my co-workers and to ask questions, but each question asked was met with a non-answer and a dismissive attitude as though they were worried I'd use the answer to show them up.

    At the end of the day it was just a job as the culture was not as advertised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facebook, though fading recently, has implemented your advertised culture better than you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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