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Oh how the mighty have fallen...

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Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Google

Pros

Good way to start career and build up resume.
Reasonably good benefits.
Company still not universally hated/distrusted.
If you want, you can literally do nothing for years.

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 the world, this is not the place.
Many, many, many layers of middle management rejects from Microsoft, IBM, etc.
Founders disengaged (this happens in most successful startups, but it is devastating at Google.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have Larry and Sergey re-engage. Look through your organizations, spend some time there. Find out why people are leaving and fix the problems. And finally - Net Neutrality - how could you? I never wanted to use Bing, I am now. Sad.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    nice experience as an intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    It has the most free and relaxing environment among IT companies. Let alone the competitive salary and yummy food.

    Cons

    As a ordinary employee it is difficult to see the whole picture of where your project is going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was an intern graduate student there and did not have much experience to answer this question.

    Recommends
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    Sales manager for the midwest region

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Salary, diversity, job appreciation, culture, and lifestyle.

    Cons

    Work life balance, demanding schedule, and hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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