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"Possibly the best large company to work for - but still a large company"

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Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great benefits; great compensation; many intelligent, motivated colleagues; reliable business model; well-known brand; mostly great management; free food; many opportunities to work on world-changing products; able to learn a wide variety of skills and have great experiences that will make you far more valuable elsewhere. Come to learn or to earn.

Cons

Mostly natural consequences of being in a large company. There's lots of politics, processes and bureaucracy. Different groups manage in different ways - be sure you know and are comfortable with the metrics used in the group you're talking to. If you don't agree with them, you probably won't enjoy being here.

Advice to Management

Less management by optimising individual functional metrics, more understanding of ecosystems and businesses. Currently, the lack of general managers causes functional managers to build empires and locally optimise at the expense of the overall business. Product managers are not senior enough to lead cross-functionally.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AdWords Representative in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - AdWords Representative in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for Google are:
    Number 1 place to work for in India,
    Great environment,
    Free food,
    Transport,
    Games,
    Christmas gifts.

    Cons

    There are no cons in specific.


  2. "exposure"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it gives you exposure to the global market.offers you a really good package with regular promotion and increment in salary

    Cons

    you really need to work hard to sustain.and you must be thorough with your engineering skills.very competitive enviornment.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.

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