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"I joined Google to innovate and change the world, but found such opportunities to be out of reach."

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Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Mountain View, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Perks are second to none. Google provides every employee with free food freshly prepared on site each day by professional chefs. Google also provides free transportation to / from work from many areas where employees live. Google also has health care facilities on-site so that employees don't have to spend time driving to the doctor. Google employees can also pay to have their hair cut, get their oil changed, get their dry cleaning done, even get their bicycle repaired all on-site.

Cons

To thrive at Google as a software engineer, at least a Masters degree in computer science or equivalent course of study is needed. A Google employee without a masters degree or Phd will not see the same opportunities for advancement or career development. Some of the technologies used at Google are proprietary, so skills developed in those technologies are not relevant at other tech companies.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "It was an awesome internship."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is the best place for software engineers. You can lean a lot from smart googlers. Also, meals are free.

    Cons

    MTV is in California, which means higher tax rate, higher living cost, etc. However, you may make more money in google than other companies.

    Advice to Management

    In general, they are doing really good. I cannot think of anything bad about them. I like the way Larry Page is leading Google.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to find a better place to work."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good infrastructure. Good opportunity to work on interesting problems. Good place to learn how to be a professional software engineer for beginning engineers.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation. The heyday of Google seems to be passed. Things are good but probably not as perfect as you might imagine it because the hey day has passed.

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