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Wonderful but very Intense hours and commitment.

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Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Where do I start. Fantastic casual work environment. You only wear sweaters and shorts all day every day. Free food everywhere you look and a wonderful transit system that takes you to and from work.

Cons

Long work hours. Very competitive.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place, if you fit the mold.

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    Former Employee - Site Reliability Engineer III in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Site Reliability Engineer III in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great, the culture is great, and the technical challenges can only be found at a handful of places on earth.

    Cons

    There's a very deep org tree, and half of the people between you and the top are not managers first. There's also an annoying culture of entitlement, especially among some of the people who were recruited straight out of college and take the perks for granted, but it's easy to avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for low-level managers. It's clear that the training works, but there are many things that experienced managers do to help their reports that don't occur to someone who just stepped up because their group got large enough to need a split and additional managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lots of opportunities for groweth

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

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

    Pros

    Great people that will push you and give you opportunities to see things in a new way.

    Cons

    It's a big company now. It often takes a lot of effort to start new projects and there are plenty of distracting or disassociated programs. It's controlled, fast chaos at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that you have the best people managers possible, they really seem to make the difference between a team you join and a team you avoid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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