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"It's not you're older brother's Google anymore"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Mountain View, CA
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Google full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Good Compensation and Benefits. Most peers were a pleasure to work with.

Cons

Flexibility and openness have taken a nose dive as the company became larger and more compartmentalized.

No one wants you to work on "the world's most interesting problems" no matter what their employment ads say.

20% time has become a myth. No one wants you working on their projects, or on your own.

Advice to Management

Stop dividing the company, hiding behind locked doors, and touting opportunities which no longer exist

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Dream company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome benefits, great salary, options, everyone's nice, intellectual, free food, very casual

    Cons

    Being such a world renown company, each dept is very restrictive of allowing external access. It's a bit difficult to get cross-departmental collaboration in general.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Google demands high-quality work with minimal training ("like drinking from a firehose"), but great, people and support!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Because one is consistently surrounded by highly intelligent people, I found that there is more than ample opportunity to learn something new & exciting each day.

    Cons

    Though it may seem shiny and perfect from the outside, my experience working for Google was more like working for a cluster of small start-ups: inter-team communication was inconsistent and unreliable, bureaucracy was rampant even for small tasks/changes, and opportunities for growth or even lateral movement, both within and cross-team, weren't made apparent.

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