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Great place, innovative environment with smart people!

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

You get exposed to so many areas of technology, and through the eyes of a company leading the charge to these spaces. Always at the forefront of what's going on and what's changing the world.

Cons

It's a large company now, sometimes not as nimble as smaller competitors. Also promotion is very challenging.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I build things, and it's fun!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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!

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

    The best company I've worked for, by a mile

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Bruno, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, awesome products, wall-to-wall smart people.

    Cons

    Hyperactive organisation can be exhausting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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