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Current Employee - Google Adwords Professional
Current Employee - Google Adwords Professional

I have been working at Google full-time

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The network, people, community, and the access to information.

Cons

I don't think I could share any cons.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Perks/food/offices
    - Innovation
    - Leader in the industry. Your design and creation will set the tone.

    Cons

    - Might appear fast moving company but it's a multinational bureaucracy

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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