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Couldn't ask for a better job out of college...

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Former Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Product Specialist in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

-great perks (delicious (and healthy) food, nap room, happy hours, latest and greatest devices...)
-passionate and talented people
-open channels of feedback
-companywide transparency into many projects

Cons

-certain roles can be monotonous
-company is huge so naturally there is some red tape (they are very cognizant of this and always trying to improve)

Advice to Management

-keep going for those moonshots. you guys are so respected

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good for fresh college grads

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks
    Good software infrastructure
    Fun place to go to work
    Great colleagues

    Cons

    Wanting to behave like a startup even though it is a huge company

    Advice to Management

    Better training on how to get out of very myopic engineering culture would help everyone


  2. Helpful (2)

    Amazing place to work, but everyone overqualified for their position

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    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Best product vision and execution in the world
    Top notch technical infrastructure
    Open and transparent culture
    Amazing perks
    Company is extremely generous to employees

    Cons

    There are so many talented people, there is a huge backlog for promotions and challenging assignments. At this point, most people are overpaid for what they do, so there is not a lot of attrition, making the backlog longer.

    It is easy to have a large absolute impact at Google, but the company is so big and successful it is hard to have much relative impact. Even delivering on a $1B business is a drop in the bucket for Google.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for employees to rotate between various functions at Google (sales, operations, product, HR, etc.) to keep the challenge and growth up, and to grow leaders who understand multiple facets of the business.


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