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Google was a great place to work, but at the end of the day it was just a job.

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Current Employee - Senior Strategist in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Strategist in Austin, TX

I have been working at Google full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great pay, amazing benefits, great perks, and stock options.

Cons

No work life balance even though they talk about it a lot. 85% of my team were single, and they worked 70+ hours a week. If you wanted to put out the same amount of work, and meet the expectations of your manager you had to do the same.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Tough but interesting place to be a lawyer

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    Former Employee - Corporate Counsel in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Counsel in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    The work is cutting edge and career-making. By the contacts you make and the experience you can have, as well as the name on your resume, it is door-opening. You will work with one of the smartest collections of people in the world, with every perk known in employment. One thing I'll say is that shared offices are often seen as a negative but are actually quite a plus for most people.

    Cons

    For the lawyer hired post IPO, the pay is low and the hours are long. I'd prefer better compensation than all the perks - many of which I could not really use because I was working too hard. Things change frequently and working with some of the smartest people comes with a price, which is often a high level of arrogance - even disdain for lawyers. Maybe it's what keeps the Google business more successful. Aside from that, Google legal is now like a big law firm - that many lawyers. Lots of layers of management.

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

    Been here for 7 years and the company is getting shady...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Free transit (get driven, wireless access)
    Free food (3meals/daily + snacks and espresso)

    Cons

    Discriminatory advancement (no women or pics in exec team)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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