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Offers smart teammates, great compensation, and tons of perks

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

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

Pros

Managers that are invested in your growth/professional development.

Cons

Sometimes it can be hard to get things done due to too many cooks in the kitchen

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep your reports in the loop on decisions as much as you can

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Positive Outlook
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  1.  

    Fun, challenging projects and great work environment.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great company culture. Valued even as an intern.
    - Fun challenging projects and you learn a ton. You will always be learning something in this company.
    - Very smart and friendly environment.
    - As an intern, career opportunities in the sense of converting to full time is a much smoother process than applying for full time without coming from an internship. Still the process is selective but considerably nicer.

    Cons

    - Experience is dependent on teams. I unfortunately had a team with less energy and drive.
    - Depending on the breadth of the project and whether you need to work with remote teams, it can really feel like a clanky large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain the company culture and make management decisions as transparent as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    They care about their people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Insanely smart people everywhere (not just eng/prod). Looking for game changing ways to approach every problem. The food and shuttles are great benefits. You can end up working a lot but it's generally because you want to, not because you have to.

    Cons

    Has lost the start-up culture. It's big, it's political and it's expected. It's a gigantic company and compared to overall revenues and growth the company has managed to stay as "un political" as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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