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Helpful (3)

Ok, not as great as the main campus in Mountain View

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Overall an ok place to work. Good food, smart co workers. Fairly interesting work, though not always. Upper management is very transparent and open.

Cons

The Seattle office is definitely more top down and autocratic than most other Google offices. Far less freedom to change projects and work on things that interest you.

Advice to Management

stop hiring so fast

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (4)

    Google IS All That

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior People Programs Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior People Programs Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Delicious, healthy gourmet meals - for free Intelligent, hard-working co-workers who are all such interesting people with incredible talents beyond their work Great balance - you can learn and play at work and mgmt supports this Lots of career opportunities Good resume builder

    Cons

    Big company means that jobs become very specialized It's a bit chaotic - great if you are good with change and ambiguity - but some people have a hard time Engineering is treated as a golden child so if you are in another part of the company, you are often not treated as respected or treated quite as well - that said, most perks and benefits are company-wide

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the core principles that make Google great and always take the high road Don't operate out of fear (e.g. last year's layoffs) Keep trying to create space for innovation even as processes become solidified


  2. Helpful (3)

    A great place for software engineers, but not researchers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Total compensation is very good. Benefits are good, too. Free food, drinks, and stuff. Very flexible work environment. Flat hierarchy of management. Huge codebases to start with. Good for software engineers to develop skills. Good to put on resume.

    Cons

    Work pressure is big. The company likes code better than research ideas. Research progress is slow due to the constraints on the tools.

    Advice to Management

    Google research can be more dedicated on advancing the state-of-the-art to compete with other industrial research labs such as Microsoft Research and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.


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