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Everything you would expect, good and bad, but never dull

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Former Employee - Project Manager
Former Employee - Project Manager

I worked at Google as a contractor (more than a year)

Pros

Most employees are motivated to get things done, and path blockers can usually be detoured around relatively easily. Most of the groups I worked with are very focused and knowledgeable about their products/responsibility areas, and are usually very responsive. Not always the response you are looking for, but responsive all the same. Lots of intelligent people who are also lots of fun to work with. They work hard, and they play hard. There is definitely a sense of internal competition to be the better group/product/solution. Mountain View campus is absolutely amazing, from dining choices to personal amenities.

Cons

Frenetic pace may not be for everyone. Timid people, people who are easily frustrated, and people who have low tolerances for anything new/different/unknown won't survive for long. You have to be ready, willing, and able to make leaps of faith, fast deals and agreements, and keep up the pace or get left behind.

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    Great Company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Free food, everyone is extremely nice and Googlely, bikes everywhere, massage chairs

    Cons

    Similar problems to every big corporation

  2.  

    Believe the hype

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Google is really a fantastic place to work. You get to engage with challenging, exciting problems at the height of your intelligence, in a community of passionate, brilliant peers.

    Cons

    Google is a huge multinational corporation, so -- while they do make an admirable attempt at shielding individual employees from all the bureaucracy and inertia that entails -- those downsides are not entirely avoidable.

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