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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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Youthful culture. Relative lack of politics

    Cons

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

  2. Helpful (1)

    An amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing career opportunities and a great place to jumpstart your career. There is a good amount of lateral mobility within the company which is great if you want to make a job change without switching companies.

    Cons

    As Google is getting bigger it is getting more difficult to have your opinion heard and to move quickly within the organization. Promotions can be hard to come by and take much longer here than at other companies.

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