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"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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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Truly a unique company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High concentration of smart + great people.
    Employees empowered to change the word in the good way.
    Full compensation package (base salary + bonus + stock + perks) is great and not easy to beat IMO, People who criticize it must have not done the math right and/or are performing poorly.

    Cons

    Career growth is somewhat difficult for non standard profiles (i.e. not Software Engineers or Site Reliability Engineers).
    Managers need to be good to get their reports promoted.
    Being on the "right" project (aka high impact with high visibility) does affect substantially career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to focus on career growth at all levels. Train managers well too.
    Reward well people doing the grunchy work/production/maintenance work.


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    "Learned a great deal from some smart people, before it got too big"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Head of Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality of individual hires, strength of business, free cash flow which funds perks and benefits, less politics than other companies of a similar size

    Cons

    becoming a big company, too many mckinsey types in sales roles, politics starting to grow, easier to come in new to a senior role than be promoted into it

    Advice to Management

    Take the "act like a small company" ethos to every level of the company and make sure it is being implemented - it sounds good, but is falling on deaf ears in middle management

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