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I build things, and it's fun!

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Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Google full-time

Pros

+ Larry wants us to keep the soul of a startup, even though we no longer are one. In some teams, like the ones I've been on, this has been possible - going from an idea to millions of users on a new product in < 2 years. Twice.
+ Product areas work on complex problems with awesome technical infrastructure set up already!
+ Smart peers, awesome project, if you get lucky or a particular team wants you.

Cons

+ Not-as-smart peers if you are not lucky, and possibly less-exciting projects, too. In this case you need to pay your dues on that project for 12-18 months, before being able to transfer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Enough with Google+ corrupting every single product in the name of Google+ success - I don't want a +Page for my YouTube account!

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    I had a great experience

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

    I have been working at Google as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The people in my department are very nice and the perks are great. I really enjoyed working for this company. You get the opportunity to work independently and with fantastic teams.

    Cons

    Many of their employees are contract employees, so about 1/3 of their workforce is constantly moving and shifting.

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    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing people, amazing work environment.

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    Current Employee - Corporate Operations Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Operations Engineer in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Work with the most talented and ambitious group of people.

    Cons

    There really are no cons to working at Google. Not any I can think of.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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