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Great place to work - great comp

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

I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

* Great perks
* Stable work environment
* Fun work environment

Cons

* Engineering has a free pass on everything except writing code. Some great engineers, but occasionally difficult to work with / lacking vision

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    Google Summer of Code Review (Not actual Google)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PHP Security Developer
    Current Employee - PHP Security Developer

    I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great increase in knowledge, more connections, GSOC is recognized and respected by many companies, increases your chances of getting a job.

    Cons

    It a program under google, not actual google, very less money, more and more work, everything from coding to documentation is in your hands, more research needed, no spoon feeding, from day 1 you are expected to do excellent work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very hard to land on projects that benefit your career.

    • 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 a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good.
    Shuttle transportation can be useful for many people.
    Occasionally there are interesting talks (but conference rooms are often way too tiny.)

    Cons

    The interviews are really bad for the applicant: you learn nothing from what you will be doing and are interviewed only by people from completely different areas of expertise than yours.
    If you decide to come here, expect to have 5-6 layers of management above you. Unless your are a big shot or manage to get a strong ally, you often get the promise of leading some significant project, only to be exchanged without notice with more "experienced" people.
    Only a minority of engineers get to do the interesting stuff: Google+, Knowledge Graph, etc. If you are part of the other 99%, things are less exciting and the lower your rank is, the less freedom you have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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