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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

ProsAll 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.

ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

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    Cool internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google


    Pros: - Great array of internal learning resources. - Great internship program, a lot of interns for all over the world. - Great… Cons: - Most tools used are internal-only instead of open-source, so you may not gain a lot… Advice to Senior Management: I like the way you take care of your employees. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Oh how the mighty have fallen...

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google


    Pros: Good way to start career and build up resume. Reasonably good benefits. Company still… Cons: Grown too fast, became a large company. More political and inefficient than any place I ever worked at. If you want to do big things and impact… Advice to Senior Management: Have Larry and Sergey re-engage. Look through your organizations, spend some time there. Find out why people are leaving and fix… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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