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Still a great place to work, despite the growth

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Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google

Pros

You're working with top people in the world, the culture is very very relaxed, flex time, great benefits, free food.

Cons

The environment has changed since the early days. This may just be Operations jobs and does not necessarily apply to all Engineering though. Even still it's a great job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More and more talented people are leaving for new startups or other areas of the company. I don't have a specific solution but the reason is that the place has become too bureaucratic and it is much more difficult to work on fun new projects in Operations.

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    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.

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    Fantastic opportunities, it's all up to you

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    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Plenty of self-directed time and energy.
    Great visibility into several core tech markets.
    World class computing infrastructure.

    Cons

    Chaotic, lots going on all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused: actions speak louder than words.

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