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network engineer

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Current Employee - Network Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Network Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Good company, management lets you do your work, very flexible

Cons

It almost feels like a social club, good for some though

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    If you like working for an advertising company this job is perfect

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Physical working conditions -- campus features a lot of fun things to do

    Cons

    Computer tools are good for light writing and simple pictures only. For detailed work about complex subjects, not so much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely amazing - This is what every company should aspire to be like

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    casual and comfortable, free gourmet food, recreational equipment, genuinely friendly people, smart coworkers who work hard and won't give you the "could you explain __?" stall tactic (or they're bright enough they're never confused about what you mean)
    once you're in, Google likes to keep employees and it's easy to move laterally to another position if the one you're in has its project cut or something

    Cons

    very rigid upper management structure and company policies. even if someone can do more, you're limited by your role, access, etc. as typical at large companies, departments are very compartmentalized and there's not too much cross-functional interaction. Google also tends to hire more based on credentials first, personality second, and experience third. I've seen bright people who spend 8 hrs doing something that should take 1 hr due to being fresh out of school and lacking experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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