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Getting big and hard to get your voice heard

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Google full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Diversity and lots of talented people in there, management style of 7:1 and very each to communicate with manager and director, peers are wonderful and love the 360 peer review system

Cons

Organization gets too big and gets hard to stay in cozy start up environment during 2005 when I first joined. Some managers are getting less qualified as they are from top MBA schools, too much strategy talks but no implementations, too political sometimes!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get rid of those disqualified manager who's just there to play politics and pretending they care, but actually lack of technical skills, managements skill but just textbook knowledge from school

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    Great company with great products.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Youthful culture. Relative lack of politics

    Cons

    Lots of smart people means a lot of people are underutilized.

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  2. A very unique place to work...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people. The environment. The technology. Working at Google is really a unique experience that makes you grow.

    Cons

    The growing speed of such organization might generate some management problems if not properly handled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful when you recruit new people, don't just hire them because they have done something crazy in their previous job but think if they could be a perfect fit for your team.

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