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unfair, boring place (at least outside of engineering)

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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

Pros

delicious food, massages, TGIF/ other nice events, generally smart people (but also many are total weirdos), many engineers truly passionate about products

Cons

unfair/ slow promotions process (if you manager really likes you you get promoted, if they sort of like you you're in purgatorium forever, if they don't you're managed out). boring work. red tape. all big company problems and more. many products competing with each other or duplicating effort. chaos in communication between teams. bureaucracy in order to get simple stuff fone. Disrespect for non-eng functions. declining quality of hires.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

FIx all the above problems!!

Doesn't Recommend
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    Dynamic and fast-paced

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Great place for fresh grads. Dynamic and full of energy. A lot of independence. A place to network with very capable people. Good for learning cutting-edge engineering and networking.

    Cons

    It seems that there is somewhat shortage of clarify about people's functions over there. Overlap of work is common. But most of people are very bright working there. It seems many people care more about enhancement of PowerPoint rather than company products. Still it is a company with great potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce a lot of mid-layers of management (i.e., those forwarding emails around). Focus on core engineering development. Avoid redundancy in many peripheral functions. Google will remain No. 1 in search for many many years to come.

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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Still a very nice place to work, after all these years

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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

    Pros

    - very nice engineering infrastructure, you can a lot of resources to do things you can never think of in other places

    Cons

    - big and complex, could move faster in some areas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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