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Dead end, But the perks disguise that fact nicely...for a few years

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

Pros

All of the things you've already read about: Food, Dogs, 401k. Looks great on a resume: When you're ready to move on in your career, having Google on your resume in any context almost guarantees an initial interview just because folks are curious about Google and why you would ever want to leave.

Cons

No career development / ladder / useful feedback. If you're not Eng, you're nothing. FAIR WARNING: When you realize there is more to a career than free food and you start to apply with other companies you will most likely be asked if you know how to behave yourself / act like an adult / perform in a traditional office environment.

Advice to Management

You can't hire top tier college attending, 4.0 earning, type A, OCD personalities then expect them to do menial work. Contract it out, or recognize that there are plenty of people in this world who would be THRILLED to do said menial tasks, and get rid of the ridiculous hiring requirements for those positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Love this place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open environment Flexible work hours Good for your career development in the near future

    Cons

    Same work over and over

    Advice to Management

    Great but sometimes need to take care junior engineers!


  2. Cool internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great array of internal learning resources. - Great internship program, a lot of interns for all over the world. - Great place to meet other smart people and make new friends. - Great food, and there are many fun events throughout the summer.

    Cons

    - Most tools used are internal-only instead of open-source, so you may not gain a lot of transferrable skills. - Big company, not a lot of transparency and can't make a big impact.

    Advice to Management

    I like the way you take care of your employees.


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