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"A great place to write software"

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  • Senior Management
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

Google has a fantastic engineering culture and an incredible practice of software development. Everyone in the company has something valuable to offer, and there's a lot to learn from the people and the organization.

Cons

Google is getting to be a quite large company. It's nearly impossible to know about everything that's going on in every organization. Furthermore, the love from the public has waned in recent years which can be a bit of a bummer.

Advice to Management

Keep increasing the company's focus on a few excellent products. At the same time, make sure it's possible for the lone employee to build something cool on the Google platform, even if it doesn't fit into one of the major products.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good Post Grad Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern In Sales in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Intern In Sales in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great Benefits- food, gym, time off, good hours
    -Lots of opportunities for interns to sit in on meetings, get contact with higher-ups
    -Strong intern program in business and engineering
    -Can be proud to work at Google, your friends and family will recognize your achievement and looks great on a resume
    -Flexibility to work in different departments after a year or two with the company

    Cons

    -Actual day to day work not as exciting as it seems (lots of Excel, etc)
    -Lots of gossip inside and outside the company that account managers are just "glorified telemarketers"
    -Does not pay as well as finance internships though Google would like to compete with these sorts of internship programs at elite schools and campuses
    -Does not seem like a place you stick around too long; a young environment with lots of movement and attrition.
    -Recruiting process slow, flawed, and disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Improve recruiting and hiring process- it is the first part of the company to which potential employees are exposed!!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "No focus or direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many Cafeterias to chose from

    Cons

    Management, co-workers, try to directly copy other products, location

    Advice to Management

    Hired skilled managers before trying to build a team

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