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"Depends on your project and manager; hard to transfer."

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Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Kirkland, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Kirkland, WA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

See your company and maybe your work in the headlines.
Work with some of the best and brightest co-workers in the world.
Work with applications that millions of people use and enjoy.
Great food, good benefits and bonuses.
Information exchange inside the company is quite open, making it easy to find out about opportunities.

Cons

Can be hard to transfer to a new project, which can lead to the need to excel at something you don't like in order to earn your way out of it.

The opportunities for 20% time are real, but you may not have enough time and energy to make use of them.

Management is often hands-off and not necessarily helpful/encouraging. Find peers to encourage and support you.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, great perks, great environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome food, great salary, wonderful coworkers. Lots of room for a self-starter to advance. Promotion can be quite rapid if you are determined and this is your goal. None of the cost/benefit approach to IT that you see at a lot of other companies.

    Cons

    Management can be clueless or absent at times. It can take a lot longer to get things done than you expect.

    Advice to Management

    Remove blocks to rapid development and mandated platform use. Be more open in communication, particularly in explaining the reasons for controversial decisions.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting work and smart people, but very hierarchical"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    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.


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