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Helpful (7)

Already very good and trying to get better

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Google

Recommends
Approves of CEO
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.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    great benefits, culture struggling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    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. Nice position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    too much work and very weird hours!

    Advice to Management

    have a good work life balance

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