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Challenging and fun.

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

I have been working at Google full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Work is challenging, fun, touches a lot of people. The scale of what Google does is mind-boggling. It's rewarding to know that your code is being executed millions of times a day when people use Google's products. Perks and pay are awesome. Equity you get in form of restricted stock units are growing in value by leaps and bounds. Lots of flexibility in work/life balance (I work from home one day a week to avoid the SF->Mountain View commute). Google culture is liberal, creative, and welcoming. If you have good ideas, people want to hear them even if you aren't senior.

Cons

Commute is terrible if you live in San Francisco and work in Mountain View. May be less fun and rewarding if you aren't on an interesting team/product. In a huge company, some people find they have difficulty feeling like they're making an impact.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better mentorship for Nooglers.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    A fancy company and learn new stuff

    Cons

    Somehow may be hard to promotion

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for fresh college grads

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

    I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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