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very good atmosphere.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Google

Pros

benefits, atmosphere, decorum, all very strong at google.

Cons

advancement opportunities stop after middle management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep doing it and you will have happy employees

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun and still as interesting as it sounds

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Opportunity for big impact
    Fun people
    Can afford to do anything they decide to -- its not a startup experience

    Cons

    Large and growing size means your team and manager are your destiny more than Google overall
    Few opportunities to grow into leadership positions
    Some things take too long to get done now that there are so many people to consult before locking a decision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus -- there are still too many projects, moving parts

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Terrific people, interesting and challenging problems to work on, with amazing collaborators at every level, high impact (huge numbers of users), wonderful work environment (food, space, lack of bureaucracy), awesome to be able to get help with whatever on a mailing list at practically any time of day or night.

    Cons

    C++ can be a pain (coming from lisp). It's good and bad that code changes so quickly that much of what one learns become rapidly obsolete -- and there's a gargantuan amount to learn, so one feels pretty inept for the first few months or more. Then again, it means things get better quickly when broken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make clearer the leadership attention paid to concerns raised within the company.

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