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Overwhelming, but Fun

Account Coordinator (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Google as a contractor for more than a year

ProsIt was the Goog. Everyone knows the perks

ConsIf an intern or contractor, you are kinda treated like dirt

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work. Watch out if your company is acquired...Layoffs

New Business Development Lead (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Google full-time for less than a year

ProsSolid management team, good pay, great benefits and perks.

ConsWatch out if your company is acquired...Layoffs

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun, engaging and learned a lot!

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Google as a contractor for more than a year

ProsIt was fun and really tough at the same time. I felt that my boss really pushed me to be the best

ConsI felt like my opinions didnt really matter

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Great company to work for (with the right manager)

Analytical Lead (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Google full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe people are the best thing about Google. There is a can-do attitude and when you work for a company where its employees review each other, this will humble even the most egotistical of coworkers. The company perks are definitely top notch, too, though in the end it is the camaraderie that I experiences is what I miss.

ConsCareer opportunities are in Mountain View and New York offices only. The Old School cheery Googlers have been replaced with the MBA sharks looking for a feather in their career cap, so come with your Excel and Powerpoint data in hand if you want to succeed. The customer-service came second only to internal posturing which happens with any desirable place to work. It's unfortunate, but when you answer to shareholders, the almighty dollar is all that matters. Google gives you free lunch and a laptop to keep you on the hook - the job hook. When you mature to having a family and need that work-life balance, Google isn't the place to be.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop re-structuring the company every year; make your customers priority instead of the bottom line, money flows between trusted relationships; weed out the middle management sharks; stop outsourcing jobs to India, Google was not founded on these values.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsNice work environment, Free food and gym classes.

ConsLots of meetings may distract you from what you are doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic company, great career path, company values and work/life balance!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat crowd, knowledge base, infrastructure, amazing benefits, minimal bureaucracy, transparency, company genuinely cares about their employee's happiness, and the result is a very happy and fun place to work at.

ConsSteep learning curve, be prepared to have to constantly adapt and refactor code. Getting tasks done is a bit harder than usual here as there are a lot more things to take into consideration, such as scale, security, testing, etc. (but granted they also yield a lot better results than in other places). It gets better with time though.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to improve internal tools & libraries and make them as easy and fun to use as the public APIs we provide!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The best work place, ever!

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Google

ProsThe best place to work at.

ConsThere are too many snacks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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awsome

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Google

Prosinnovation, creativity, the chance to do anything with the 20 percent time. The chance to work on innovative products along side with some extremely smart people.

ConsIt too big. Not like the days of the .com. Their options are worthless. Managers want to protect their butts. benefits suck

Advice to Senior Managementbe flexible like the .com days, don't be too greed, let employees have a difference, let there be true innovation, I want to party

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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google

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Google

Prosgreat place to work and co-workers friendly

Conspromotion limitations and long hours

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your EEs

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Feeling Lucky? You are if you work Google.

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Google

ProsNo company has ever done more to ensure the happiness and comfort of their employees. It has of course grown more compartmentalized and beaurocratic as it has grown but it remains a rather open playing field. Google also fosters a fertile and receptive breeding ground for homegrown ideas and suggestions, some of which has grown into successful consumer products. I also continue to feel good about working for a company that takes ethics and "doing the right thing" so seriously.

ConsExtremely competitive. Incredibly high bar set for performance.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo everything you can to keep the lines of communication open and active.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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