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Beyond the fantasy, Google is still corporate.

Technical Sourcer (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

ProsThey definitely encourage a good work life balance. When dealing with other areas of life, they ensure that employees are given enough time to take care of everything. The perks are great as well - free food, snacks, and drinks, author talks, artists who perform, game areas - these are all things that relieve stress and enable employees to focus better and be more productive.

ConsGoogle is still a corporation, and there are some managers who don't fit well within the culture. Since they play down titles, and the organizational structure is flat, micro managers kill morale.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen timelines and quotas are tight - give employees space to breathe instead of breathing down their necks. Everyone at Google is type A, and able to pull their own weight. Just give them the information they need and they will take care of it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you can live up to the challenge, its the best place to be. Think twice if you're female, or have family.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

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    Pros: Any alien technology, sufficiently advanced, will appear to be magic. Compared to what anyone else is doing what Google has built in its worldwide… Cons: Massive pressure to perform to the level of your peers, to the level of legendary figures who have gone before, and to the levels required… Advice to Senior Management: Lift the lid on the pressure cooker. Allow people to work to their strengths, and move to different areas to do so. In… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Google: A New Kind of Employer for A New Century

    Site Reliability Engineer (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google


    Pros: I like working at Google as an SRE (Site Reliability Engineer) because it is a job that combines my skills as a professional software engineer… Cons: Large corporations have a certain bureaucracy and more red tape than startups, naturally. Promotions at Google require either someone to nominate you (rare) or self-nomination during… Advice to Senior Management: Not high up enough to have an opinion on this and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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