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Excellent environment for engineers.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job with excellent benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working here has been very fulfilling. There are lots of interesting people doing very cool work that motivates you everyday to get to the office.

    Cons

    Lot of work. There is no balance at times.
    People are doing useless work that is beneath their capabilities.
    However, it is up to you to find out what you can do to contribute to the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and let employees relax once in a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging and enjoyable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a friendly environment where professional and personal growth is encouraged.

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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