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A nice place, but in the South Bay

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Software Developer in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

- Great benefits, reputation
- Coworkers were wonderful, intelligent people
- Many learning opportunities
- Middle management was actually quite intelligent and effective

Cons

- Commuting to the South Bay every day
- Products continue to worsen, as design and usability take a backseat to quality
- Android
- Work/life balance was quite terrible

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let more folks work out of the SF office full-time!!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, fantastic perks. I learned more here than I have anywhere else in my professional history. The older teams, such as infrastructure and apps have people that can teach you more in an hour than you learn many places in your entire tenure.

    Cons

    most of the technology is inhouse, and google faces problems no one else does, so what you learn is non-transferable. Offices outside of Mountain View are treated very poorly.

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

    Engineering Program Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Amazing place to work
    Great food
    Cool culture

    Cons

    Too much infusion of Apple culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check on Apple culture infusion and influence

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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