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Best company I have worked for

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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 5 years)

Pros

The job offers the rare opportunity to make big impact to life of millions of people. I work with extremely smart people and everyone is excited to come to work everyday. With all different kinds of project in Google, I can alway find something that interests me.

Cons

Google is a big company, so it's different from startup company. There will be process built that you need to follow and organization can be hierarchical. But it's nature of a big company. Still, there are some projects and teams in Google that act like startup.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Get ready to compete!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great perks (food, trips, holiday gifts, etc), variety of interesting work, get to work with really smart people, chance to dogfood really cool stuff.

    Cons

    Those really smart people are also really competitive and because the perf process is only about personal impact, it discourages teamwork and real collaboration.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    -perks are out of this world
    -very steep career + pay growth (eg you can move up quickly if you do well)
    -flatter organization
    -given lots of opportunity and responsibility
    -dynamic
    -mission is fulfilling
    -amazing people
    -fun culture, familial

    Cons

    -commute (if you don't live in southbay)
    -ambiguous career path and grow
    -lots of product changes, unclear roadmap
    -big divide between eng and non-eng
    -more red tap, things take slower to get off ground

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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