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"Truly magical, but it can be a bit stressful"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Incredibly smart, dedicated people working on amazing problems. Out of this world perks (if that excites you). Free food, snacks, dog-friendly, massages, etc you name it. And the opportunity to work with the most powerful data tools in the world!

Cons

A bit chaotic with some pockets of unhealthiness. In a tradeoff for simplicity the organization is becoming more top down. You have less freedom to pick projects and transfers are becoming more difficult, and they were hard to beging with. You are measured by a perf cycle every quarter.

Advice to Management

Continue on the path to simplification. And not just for external products, but for internal teams.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of people and very open

    Cons

    Lots of pressure and quite corporate. Feels like a large company. Culture is not very exciting at acquisition offices.

    Advice to Management

    Make it straightforward for employees to change roles


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work, learn and have fun"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very attractive company culture; great work-life balance; genius co-workers; some interesting intern events; very nice recruiting team; good pay; free food and many more things

    Cons

    Basically no. Maybe the gifts are not very exciting


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