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Helpful (3)

Smartest people I've worked with, fantastic benefits, but becoming more political

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - User Experience Researcher in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - User Experience Researcher in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- The smartest people I've ever worked with
- Fantastic benefits and access to resources needed
- Never stop learning from others
- Open culture, people openly share knowledge, very few secrets relative to other companies

Cons

- Senior management in the weeds too much
- Very silo'd roles, hard to break out of your career ladder vertical
- Lack of career paths, and career advice
- Becoming more political over time

Advice to Management

- Focus on leading the company strategy and not on tactical UI and product decisions
- Work hard on ensuring that politics is minimized as the company grows

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open, creative atmosphere.
    Smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Promotions hard to get, process a bit opaque.

    Advice to Management

    Make promo process more transparent, easier.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work, however limited growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Google Online Sales Strategist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Google Online Sales Strategist in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - awesome benefits
    - great 401k match
    - By far some of the smartest people
    - Work on interesting issues and projects
    - Great environment

    Cons

    - You do work pretty hard.
    - Limited career growth opportunities. Only hire MBAs for manager positions.
    - Managers aren't than capable and don't understand the job.
    - Good to stay and learn for 4 years but you will need to leave in order to grow your career.

    Advice to Management

    Don't require MBAs for managers. Our managers aren't great. There are also limited career growth opportunities (especially in OSO).

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