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

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Current Employee - User Experience Researcher in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - User Experience Researcher in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google

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 ManagementAdvice

- 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall positive

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    - The environment is casual yet competitive.
    - You get an opportunity to work with smart people and work on great technology

    Cons

    The organization is flat. Which also means that there is little room to grow.
    Too much free food.. can't be good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Work on creating opportunities for growth for employees. Improving recruitment process will be good too.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok place to work, the rapid release cycle made things fairly unorganized.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, free food, fun work atmosphere

    Cons

    Unorganized compared to other big software companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the number of project manager in the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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