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Large company, brilliant colleagues, amazing perks.

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Current Employee - Security Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Security Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

You work with some of the best and brightest in the world. Whichever field you're in there'll be at least one and probably several of the field's most renown luminaries working at Google. The perks are amazing, it's a great environment to get things done.

Cons

Google is a giant company with more structure and inertia than I expected. There is a lot of duplication of effort and it is really difficult to have a company wide impact.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure that the hiring bar does not drop as Google continues to grow.

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    The best company

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    Former Intern - Site Reliability Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Site Reliability Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a company that really cares about their employees. Starting from the interview processes everything was incredible. As an intern I had a lot of freedom with my projects. I get to do something on my own that turned out to have a big impact of the company. The people are amazing and very knowledgable. Whenever I had questions they were willing to spend time with me and suggest things that can be improved.

    Cons

    For an intern the learning curve is very step. For a regular employee it takes about 6 months before they are productive. Maybe improved training for interns.

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    Keep up the good work.

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    Perks are cool, but co-workers are better

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Best and brightest engineers I've ever worked with, very forgiving atmosphere, easy to change teams if something interesting comes along, lots of opportunity to visit offices in other cities and countries.

    Cons

    Self-induced pressure to "keep up" with the best of the engineers, a few "difficult" personalities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The increasing number of "siloed" projects is not Googley.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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