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"Interesting work and smart people, but very hierarchical"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits, smart people, good connections, looks great on resume, interesting projects, provides transportation if applicable, lots of resources and funding for projects

Cons

Hierarchical, lots of levels of management, not a design focused company, "the more features the better" perspective, some copying of other startup ideas.

Advice to Management

focus on new products are are simple and innovative rather than stuffing every possible feature in each product.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (4)

    "There are many things to love about working at Google, but the PEOPLE that work here are the best."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pick a passion and run with it. You make your career at Google, not your manager.

    Cons

    MBA/Mckinsey management takeover has depleted the entrepreneurial spirit in some groups (but not all).


  2. "The best employer I've ever had"

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

    Pros

    - available food onsite
    - very competitive salary
    - good bonuses
    - variety of projects
    - clear communication w/ management
    - smart people working there

    Cons

    - traffic in the morning around the main campus
    - no "start-up" feeling any more - lot's of people, lot's of projects

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