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Excellent environment for engineers.

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

I have been working at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Google has managed to recruit an excellent community of engineers. Engineers are friendly, and very knowledgeable. Generally, management has made the community collaborative, rather than competitive or contentious. It is a wonderful environment where your software skills are valued and nurtured, and where you can learn from your peers, some of whom are leaders in various sections of the field.

Cons

There are few "cons" to Google. One possible thing that can be mentioned here is that Google is a very large company, and it is somewhat easy to find a corner in which to lose oneself. Another possible knock is that Google has a small number of allowed languages. If you want to code in languages other than C++, Java, Go or Python, you'll probably not have much support at Google.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great tech company and generally positive culture

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Can't speak to whole company, but my team treated my well. Obviously a ton of perks/benefits and generally good comp. Very comfy living. Would be hard to leave here except to go to a startup.

    Cons

    You can get complacent. Climbing the ladder is becoming tougher and tougher. Expect a title downgrade if you come here laterally. Fair amount of bureaucracy, though not crippling given the size.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job, with caveats

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everything you hear about Google is true, there are a lot of great perks and amenities for you to enjoy, and they are always looking to improve. Great company culture, very open minded and encouraging

    Cons

    Can get pigeonholed into certain tasks, some mobility difficulties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job, especially with communication and culture, advise more on mobility

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