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Great Place To Work

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Google

Pros

Google is a great place for a computer scientist. There are large problems that need to be solved at enormous scale. Engineers are treated with huge amounts of respect and are listened to in regard to improving productivity and removing redtape. Google has great benefits like free food. I've forgotten how to make my own lunch.

Cons

Unfortunately Google is a big company, so there's always red tape. How much you have to deal with it depends on which group you end up in. It can be hard to see how your project fits into the grand scheme of thing given how big the company is now.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Why do I have to offer advice to management? Meh, I can do that internally. Google has plenty of avenues to talk to our bosses.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Still a great place to work as long as you're dreaming to be suddenly rich

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Great technology
    - Engineering driven
    - Huge impact on the world
    - Profitable and financially stable
    - Perks

    Cons

    - Base pay average, though bonus is high
    - low number shares of stock (plus, stock prices are low compared to peak)
    - Getting big and bureaucratic (e.g., launch process long and painful)
    - Harder to advance because of stronger peers
    - Minimal management attention: non-self-starters can get lost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay employees more
    - Cut the bureaucracy and make things easier

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  2.  

    Large Scaled data processing. Front-end tweaks and applications. Search. GMail. AI.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Code base. Data mining. Datacenters. Employee expertise. Openness. Food. flexibility
    Perks Global position

    Cons

    Mergers and acquisitions not up to par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All good, nothing to do here.

    Recommends
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