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Expect to work like donkey or you will be kicked out

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Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Mountain View, CA

Pros

1. Free food, this is the best part in Google.
2. Talented people around you, and you will learn in day to day activities.

Cons

1. Long working hours, no work-life balance.
2. If you work only for 40hours, you won't get promoted and you will be sacked.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Care for your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Tough but interesting place to be a lawyer

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

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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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