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Great place to work in spite of long hours.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Google

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Abililty to have high impact. Terrific benefits / compensation. Brilliant co-workers.

Cons

Long work hours. Lots of young people with no outside obligations to compete with.

Advice to Management

The size fits all job descriptions don't work well in all groups.

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    Fun Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great community and a great place to work. The benefits are top notch and the managers seem to generally care about the career future of their employees.

    Cons

    Work is all about self-starting, for good or for bad. If you don't try and create your own projects or find things to do, you will end up doing the things no one wants to do. While this is good for innovation, it makes the first few months on the job suck, as you won't know enough about the baseline to innovate anything.

    Advice to Management

    In finance, automation should be key. The analysts spend too much time doing things that a computer could take care of. Either purchase software to do some of the job or force internal engineering to develop new applications faster.


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    Contractor position. I will recommend it for 6 months.

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Google has a good reputation, so it looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    No opportunity whatsoever towards a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Less maths, more humanity.


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