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Google IS All That

Senior People Programs Specialist (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

ProsDelicious, 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

ConsBig 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 Senior ManagementStick 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    A great place for software engineers, but not researchers

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google


    Pros: Total compensation is very good. Benefits are good, too. Free food, drinks, and stuff. Very flexible work environment. Flat… Cons: Work pressure is big. The company likes code better than research… Advice to Senior Management: Google research can be more dedicated on advancing the state-of-the-art to compete with… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    one of the great companies of our time

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google


    Pros: There is no finer collection of engineering talent on the planet.… Cons: Google doesn't compete on speed -- it competes on quality. In that regard it is a lot like… Advice to Senior Management: guys, you still think you can attack any market. The reality is: Google's culture produces high quality, high performance products ... slowly. Therefore, don't… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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