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2 people found this helpful  

It really is the best place to work

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Google

Pros

Career development is always top of mind for managers at Google. I love that we can work on a variety of projects.

Cons

Time is always a battle here, there are 19 priority projects that all need to get done in parallel, so you often feel like you're always busy. The feeling is great because you get a sense that you're working on big projects with large impact, but whew, you get tired sometimes.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Google cares deeply about its employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * work with brilliant, motivated, caring people
    * excellent perks: free food, massages, flexible work schedule, wifi supported commute
    * extremely fast paced: room for creative problem solving, new challenges

    Cons

    * extremely fast paced: be prepared to keep up and not be discouraged by the amount of knowledge you're expected to absorb
    * too many interesting things going on: can't attend all the classes, author visits, celebrity interviews, etc. -- need to have excellent time management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Tons of smart people. Arguably the most interesting problems in computer science are being tackled on a daily basis -- certainly at an unparalleled scale. Different product areas have different cultures, so it's hard to generalize about the company as a whole, but I don't think any other company offers as good a combination of interesting projects, great benefits and compensation, smart co-workers, and good culture. It is worth noting that your experience can vary a lot depending on your product area and manager.

    Cons

    Company has gone a bit overboard in adding multiple levels of management in recent years, and organization feels more top-down than in the past, but neither aspect is too severe. Be prepared for a long commute if you want to live anywhere affordable or interesting. There is an astonishing lack of diversity in political viewpoints; if your heroes are not Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Paul Krugman, then don't even think about engaging in a political discussion with your peers (in person or on any internal mailing lists).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos among different projects and different product areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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