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Helpful (7)

Already very good and trying to get better

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Google is still a great place to go out and have an impact as an individual engineer and to have a chance to work with other awesome engineers. Management regularly makes it clear how important the individual contributor is to the company, and routinely solicits options and ideas from across the company. There has been a lot of work on addressing past weakness with career development through more manager training, more developed mentorship programs, and more talks / transparency on the performance review process. This has been part of a trend in the company to stay aware of what issues are concerning employees across the board and attempt to fix them.

Cons

The non-confrontational culture of Google, though generally a perk, causes some issues. Under-performance is still often ignored or poorly-addressed. Interpersonal conflicts can become passive-aggressive.

Advice to Management

Google is a good place to work and the devotion to continuously improving the workplace is well-known and appreciate. Though some individuals can be annoying, and most have never used the privilege, employees love that they can bring up their concerns openly to upper management.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (6)

    great benefits, culture struggling

    • 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
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    projects have high visibility & impact work with very intelligent colleagues employees are well catered to

    Cons

    elitism and arrogance are commonplace low promotion rate = highly competitive as company grows individual work becomes less impactful

    Advice to Management

    rebuild the company into crossfunctional business units to regain agility


  2. Helpful (6)

    I hate myself

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free Food, Easy work hours

    Cons

    Never get to see my product make it to launch

    Advice to Management

    Please, please, please pay me 10% more...oh wait, you did


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