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An Amazing Company to Work For.

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

I have been working at Google as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

There are endless projects to choose from. If you do not feel challenged enough, there is no one stopping you from trying to find another project. The amenities are great. The food is fantastic. There is something different every day of the week. It is obvious that Google loves its employees. The culture is amazing too. Each employee does not mind helping the other out if they are stuck. I feel it is encouraged to reach out to others.

Cons

There is nothing wrong putting in more than 100%, but I feel sometimes no one has a life other than working. I do not blame the company for this because they actually encourage outside activities. But you still see it sometimes. The projects are just too awesome.

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    Nowhere like it... but you have to walk on water to climb beyond Snr. Manager.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Performance Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Performance Marketing in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Embraces innovation. Singularly focused on the end user. Go big or go home.

    Cons

    Influx of consulting arrogance at the senior levels. Competitive.

    Regional offices are not quite like Mountain View.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start promoting your superstars vs. flying in people at the top.

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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Yes, it really is a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits. A culture that motivates a strong work ethic. Access to some of the worlds best leaders in areas of machine learning and large scale data algorithms.

    Cons

    Not as much freedom to innovate as one might expect. The quarterly review cycle tends to throw out the idea of trying for a longer term vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throw out the quarterly review cycle, or at least keep the impact on day-to-day decision making to a minimum. It is too short a time-frame to draw conclusions. Also, drastically change your hiring process. It is far too slow, and the slowness is built into the painstaking steps that the interviewers have to take to support the interview process.

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