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Helpful (2)

Challenging and fun.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (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 Management

Better mentorship for Nooglers.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company

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

    Pros

    A fancy company and learn new stuff

    Cons

    Somehow may be hard to promotion


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great company, difficult transition post acquisition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro. This is an incredible place to work.

    Cons

    Making the transition from a start up to Google was incredibly challenging. Since our product was being moved to the "stack," we had no updates and lost our competitive edge. This made it difficult for our sales teams to succeed, thus eliminating a number of roles.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, but as you grow through acquisitions, consider how these teams can best fit into the organization


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