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Great company, but getting too big.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Smart people, great perks, and proud on working with greatest company in the world for now. Good life/work balance in general.

Cons

Hard to get high impact work approved and done. Sometimes too much re-org and too little long term vision could hurt an organization with substantial size. Mid-management usually is the weak link in the system to constraint innovation, vision and productivity. Promotion system is kind of broken - we have managers/senior people in the team who made bad decisions about product but still got promoted at the exact the same time when the project was canceled - this just confused everybody about whether promotion has anything todo with people's work.

Advice to Management

Give mid-level management more responsibilities to decide production directions but at the same time hold them responsible for the failures.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Even Remote Office are Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The Google LA office is fantastic. The office is located in Venice just steps from the beach with some of the best facilities including a gym, dog park, roof deck, juice and coffee bar, and an amazing cafe. The office really grasps the Silicon Beach theme of the area

    Cons

    As Mountain View (HQ) continues to grow, you spend more time collaborating with others over video calls and IM, making it a more inefficient workflow


  2. Helpful (1)

    Nice to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture, Best package and chance to work on latest technology

    Cons

    No as such, Very good organisation


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